What People Are Saying About New Ways For Families
"New Ways for Families had a significant impact in a high conflict case. Participation in the program allowed the parents to view their situation differently which dramatically improved their communication. As a result they could be better co-parents and limit the children’s exposure to conflict."
Laura H. Miller, CFLS
2010 Norby Recipient, Past Chair of CFLS Executive Committee
CFLS Executive Committe Member 2004 - 2007, 2008 - 2011
"New Ways took a heavily contentious case and helped settle it amicably without extensive litigation costs. Attorneys should consider this method when children are involved to help alleviate the conflict between the parents and the effect it could have on the chlidren."
Michele B. Brown, CFLS, Law Office of Beatrice L. Snider, APC
Advisor to the State Bar of California, Family Law Section Executive Committee (Flexcom)
Board of Directors, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, CA Chapter (AFCC)
"The courtroom is not the place to effectuate long-term resolution of child custody issues. It is imperative that parents learn skills, such as those being taught by New Ways for Families, so that our collective children can not only survive divorce, but can enjoy their childhood and mature into psychologically healthy adults. The greatest gift that parents can give to their children is a sense of stability and self worth. This will only happen with divorcing/separating parents when the pain and anger cease, and they return to treating each other with dignity and respect. The benefits to their children (as well as to themselves) will be immense."
Hon. Alan B. Clements (Ret.)
Family Law Commissioner, Superior Court of California, San Diego, California 1988-2008
Judicial Officer of the Year - 2009, Family Law Section of the State Bar of California
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New Ways For Families is a new program that is available in only a few locations at this time.
Currently, it’s available in:
Austin, Texas, USA
San Diego, California, USA
Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
London, Ontario, Canada
Click Here for more information on how to implement New Ways in your community.
For Professionals and Parents, the Intro DVD is the best and easiest way to see how New Ways works.
It demonstrates a simple case from court hearings, to counseling sessions, and to meetings with a lawyer–with full explanations of each of the four steps.