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Diana Shepherd, CDFA®

Diana Shepherd has over 30 years of experience as a marketing, branding, SEO, copywriting, editing, and publishing expert. As Content Director for Family Lawyer Magazine, Divorce Magazine, and Divorce Marketing Group, she oversees all corporate content development and frequently creates SEO-friendly videos, podcasts, and copy for family law and financial firms. The Co-Founder of Divorce Magazine and Divorce Marketing Group, Diana is an award-winning editor, published author, and a nationally recognized expert on divorce, remarriage, finance, and stepfamily issues. She has written hundreds of articles geared towards both family law professionals and divorcing people, and she has both performed and taught on-page SEO for 20+ years. Diana spent eight years as the Marketing Director for the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts® (IDFA®), and she has been a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® since 2006. While at IDFA, she wrote, designed, and published The IDFA Marketing Guide, and she also created seminars for CDFA professionals to present to family lawyers (approved for CLE), as well as to separated and divorcing individuals. She has represented both DMG and IDFA at industry conferences and events across North America, and she has given marketing as well as divorce financial seminars at many of those conferences.

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    Sue Blanc

    Being as much as possible with both parents is only beneficial to the childn when the parents establish working co-parenting relationship, with good communication, without permanent conflict. Therefore, it is disingenuous on the court’s and GAL’s part to postulate, regardless of the case at hand, that children always NEED both parents. It is even more disingenuous to believe that it is in the children’s best interests to force them against their will to be with a parent they fear and reject.
    Therefore, the courts should study the psychological literature a bit more carefully and understand that “be with both parents” should not be a dogma.

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