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Monthly Member Meeting | It’s Not About Us: Helping Clients Get and Stay on the High Road

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January 16 @ 12:00 pm 1:30 pm EST

CLEs Approved for:

1 Credit General Law
1 Credit Marital & Family Law

Description:

Attorneys play a pivotal role in the divorce process, and the effects of that relationship can have a lasting effect on the family. Their responsibility to clients extends beyond the bargaining table and courtroom and into the lives they are entrusted with counseling which warrants careful consideration throughout the process. 

In addition to “zealous representation” and “open communication”, I would maintain that your clients are also depending on you to help them make sure their family will be okay after the decree is filed.The relationship with your clients has the opportunity to be a partnership in which both parties are bringing crucial expertise to the table. Your clients are looking to you to help them navigate a legal system that is likely beyond their depth of understanding and attorneys need help to understand the complexities of their clients’ family dynamics where they hold the expertise. Both are authorities, but too often clients feel unheard and strong armed by counsel who do not respect their opinions. My own divorce experience was one in which the opposing attorneys made a bad situation worse and left our family more damaged than it needed to be by not listening and acting in accordance with our desire to keep the conflict low. This caused the proceedings to be more contentious and ultimately did damage to the co-parenting relationship that took years to repair. 

This book and its message is not just education for families, but also a blueprint for those in supporting roles around these families for how to help parents work collaboratively to get on the high road and keep children’s well-being at the center of decision making. As attorneys, you all have a major role to play as your clients are looking to you for guidance as their trusted advisors. 

Attendees will learn: 

  • The 5 types of coparenting styles and the ramifications of each 
  • What are the 4 pillars of co-parenting 
  • What is “high road co-parenting” and its benefits 
  • Strategies they can employ to help clients employ high road co-parenting  

Darlene Taylor Bio: 

Darlene Taylor, MSW, CPC, has over 15 years of experience in guiding people through self-discovery, growth, and education. She earned an MSW from the University of Cincinnati and spent ten years as a licensed social worker, working as a therapist and family counselor. 

With more than a decade of experience working with families in crisis, she brings a deep understanding of the challenges that parents face when navigating the complexities of raising children, especially in post-divorce families. After witnessing firsthand the negative impact that divorce and separation can have on children, Darlene knew she wanted to do more to help parents outside the parameters of traditional clinical counseling. She made the decision to transition her focus by helping parents take the high road during and after divorce by using practical and foundational positive co-parenting strategies. 

Determined to make a positive impact in their lives, Darlene took her experience from social work and counseling and built a coaching program that provides practical strategies for parents and promotes co-parent advocacy. Darlene Taylor LLC empowers parents to learn and implement effective co-parenting strategies using her HIGH ROAD framework. Her book, “It’s Not About Us: A Co-parenting Survival Guide for Taking the High Road,” is a powerful guide for parents struggling to figure out their new role of co-parenting. Her inspiring survival guide was written from her own personal experience of divorce and learning how to co-parent, as well as her professional counseling experience, to empower parents to create a positive and nurturing environment for their children. 

Darlene has become a respected voice in the co-parenting community. She provides education, coaching, and support to parents who are committed to creating a positive and nurturing environment for their children. 

To learn more about Darlene, her book, and her work, visit her website at darlenetaylor.com, where you can also access resources for co-parenting success through her coaching portal. 

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