SOURCE: The Law Collaborative

The Law Collaborative

October 14, 2015 06:00 ET

Family Law Attorney Ron Supancic Calls New AAML "Child Centered Guidelines" a Game-Changing Formula to End Child Custody Abuse in Court Cases

Same Sex Parenting, Domestic Violence & Substance Abuse Issues Addressed in New American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyer Guidelines for Child Custody

WOODLAND HILLS, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 14, 2015) - Certified Family Law Specialist Ron Supancic, a pioneer in the collaborative law movement and an American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyer "Fellow," today called the AAML's new Child Centered Residential Guidelines, "the most thorough and comprehensive national parenting publication ever developed." The guide presents a thorough child-centered formula for child custody determinations that Attorney Supancic predicts may help reduce violence and conflict for children of divorce. The overall goal of the Guidelines is to make every minute that a child spends with each parent as meaningful as possible, while decreasing the stress and pressures of the custody process and transitions between households. The AAML Guidelines are available as a free download at: www.AAML.org.

Known as the "Godfather of Collaborative Law," veteran Family Law Attorney Ron Supancic founded Southern California's first collaborative law group back in 1998. Through his work at The Law Collaborative, Los Angeles, and as an instructor of collaborative law, he has helped promote non adversarial practices in family law, earning him respect and acknowledgement from his peers.

"The new AAML Guidelines are revolutionary in many ways," he says. "They feature crucial advice from experts, recommended time schedules spouses can adopt, and practical suggestions for arriving at a cooperative plan for the entire family. Holiday and vacation schedules are spelled out, there are ten, standard court-ordered parenting plans (with special considerations for breast feeding), and for the first time, domestic violence, substance abuse, and same-sex parenting is addressed."

With current state statutes for child custody currently focused on parents, Attorney Supancic notes that the level of conflict and violence has been rising. "All too often, parents come into a divorce with their own personal agendas, forgetting that their primary obligation and responsibility is to their small, vulnerable children. They forget that while couples may switch partners, parents are forever. The brilliance of this new parenting publication is that it provides insight into behavioral conduct and parental protocol for family reorganization -- and most importantly, the possibility of a healthier, happier environment for the children of divorce."

About The Law Collaborative: Ron Supancic is a Certified Family Law Specialist, author, speaker, educator and the founder of The Law Collaborative, a family law practice serving Southern California with expertise in contested and uncontested divorce, collaborative divorce, mediation, and child custody cases. In practice since 1970, Attorney Supancic was one of the first attorneys certified as a Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California in 1980. He served as the founding president of the Coalition for Collaborative Divorce and is committed to helping families in transition restructure their relationships to reduce economic hardship and psychological injury to children. For more information, visit: www.thelawcollaborative.com.

About The AAML: Founded in 1962, the mission of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) is to provide leadership that promotes the highest degree of professionalism and excellence in the practice of family law. Comprised of the top 1,600 matrimonial attorneys throughout the nation, members are recognized experts in the specialized areas of matrimonial law, including divorce, prenuptial agreements, legal separation, annulment, custody, property valuation and division, support, and the rights of unmarried couples.

Contact Information

  • Media, please contact:
    CFLS Ron Supancic
    Office: (818) 348-6700 / Cell: (818) 416-7007
    E-mail: Email Contact