As a general rule, state courts in the United States are not in the habit of making specific arrangements to hear and consider the views of children in every family law case where child custody is an issue.
With the COVID-19 crisis and closure of the courts for all intents and purposes, it is easy to think that family law matters, whether starting the divorce process or something else, should be delayed until after this situation passes. A number of good reasons exist, however, why delay may be the wrong strategy.
The Hague Conference on Private International Law is an entity comprised of member countries that identifies topics for international agreement, convenes meetings, and helps with the drafting, approval, and implementation of international conventions.
This marks the ten year anniversary of “Talk Better”, so in lieu of a new MFLV article I am re-circulating Talk Better, reprinted below with the hope that it can be useful in your professional, family and everyday lives. Please feel free to pass it along to others as you deem appropriate. As always, thank…