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MCAFM meets the last Tuesday of each month (except in summer) at the Bluewater Grill, 1720 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85016 from 11:45 a.m - 1:15 p.m.  Registration begins at  11:30 a.m.
There is networking, information exchange, a business meeting and a program with continuing education certificates. 

Cost:  Members with RSVP by noon Friday before the meeting --$25
          Walk-in Members, Non-Members and Guests -- $30





June 26, 2018 

PROGRAM TOPIC:  Tips for Drafting Effective Parenting Plans.    Michelle N. Ogborne will moderate a panel discussion on the essential elements to include in drafting a parenting plan that works for parents and children alike. Discussion will cover specific provisions for various child developmental stages, protective clauses when past or possible substance abuse by a parent is a concern, dealing with high conflict parental relationships, ensuring access when there is a nursing mother, facilitating secure attachment in infants, dispute resolution procedures and more.  This will be an interactive conversation and everyone is requested to bring their questions and suggestions for language to include in parenting plans.  

PRESENTER:  Michelle N. Ogborne, Esq., is the founder of Ogborne Law and focuses her practice on working with families and children that are dealing with family law issues in the context of mediation, collaborative divorce, and estate planning. Her emphasis is on helping the entire family maintain positive and meaningful relationships during the separation and divorce process.  Michelle graduated from the State University of New York at Fredonia in 2003 with a degree in Psychology with a focus in child and brain development and from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University in 2008 and was admitted to the practice of law in Arizona that same year. She was previously the Director of a Domestic Violence shelter in Phoenix and is a Certified Trainer for the Referral Institute. Michelle has completed various trainings in collaborative process and basic and advanced mediation with a specific focus on family law and domestic violence. She is a Board member of MCAFM and the Collaborative Professionals of Phoenix and has served as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Family and Civil Court since 2014. Michelle is currently Vice-President/President Elect of MCAFM.


           1720 E. Camelback Road

            Phoenix, AZ  85016


:   Registration and Networking at 11:30 a.m.

Meeting is 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

RSVP:   RSVP at www.mcafm.orgEventsMonthly Meeting by noon on the Friday preceding the meeting date.

CLE:    This program may provide up to one (1) continuing education credit hour based upon a sixty (60) minute hour.

CANCELLATIONS:  You must cancel 48 hours prior to the meeting date. If you RSVP “yes” and do not cancel in time, you will be charged the applicable fee stated above.  You may cancel your RSVP online