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  1. Gary Robbins Member
    Gary Robbins

    Bryan, it is great to see you and hear you speak.  Even as a moderator, the questions you asked your guest showed your compassion for your patients.

    You are great.  I loved your aphorisms like “the three greatest stressors in families are money, children and sex,” “your approach would be as effective as pushing on a rope,” “sometimes you have to tell a client to ‘suck it up buttercup,'” and my favorite, “Sometimes family law attorneys have to coach their clients to listen to the counselor so that they can act in their own best interests.”  All true.  I am right there with you brother.  You actually brought me to tears, talking about your work to heal children who are in the middle of divorces.

    I believe that if you and I were both in the same state, we would be professionals working together cooperatively.  Frankly, we would likely be friends who lunch together when we are in each other’s towns.  We would likely both attend the Conferences of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) which includes family law attorneys, counselors, custody evaluators and family law judges.  (We have a great AFCC conference in Sedona, Arizona on January 20-22, 2023.)

    I would have no hesitancy to refer my clients to you, especially based upon this presentation.

    I had a case where I was the “Best Interests Attorney” which is very similar to being a “Guardian Ad Litem.”  The psychologist who was serving as a “Parenting Coordinator” and I worked hand in hand to achieve the best results for the children.  We were a great team.  I recently called her where I had a 15 year old girl in crisis who needed a strong and compassionate advocate.  She has also worked excellently in reintegrating children with a parent where there has been parental alienation, either caused by the custodial parent or the target parent.  Working with children who have divided loyalties can make a huge difference in the lives of these children, not only as a child, but as they grow into adulthood.

    My fellow Ricochetti, if you have the time to listen to this recording, you will be well rewarded for your time.  Bryan is a wise and compassionate professional.

    I am a better person for listening to Bryan.  I recommend this post for the Main Feed.  It shows the very best of Ricochet.

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  2. Doug Watt Moderator
    Doug Watt

    Thanks, Bryan for providing insight and knowledge of a little understood process that involves issues involving children that can find their way into the courtroom.

    This post merits attention from Ricochet members.

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  3. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens

    Thanks for the kind words guys. Theae are all a lot fun to do and  learn a lot. 


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  4. Gary Robbins Member
    Gary Robbins

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Thanks for the kind words guys. Theae are all a lot fun to do and learn a lot.

    I really wish you lived in Flagstaff.  You are one of the good guys.  I would really enjoy working with you and referring clients to you.  You are doing the Lord’s Work.

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