A Talk With The Experts – Podcast Series
PODCAST 8 – A Kid from The Bronx Interview
Allison C. Williams, Esq., interviews Author, Norman Weistuch to discuss his new book “A Kid from the Bronx”. Norman Weistuch is a Psychologist licensed in New Jersey. Dr. Weistuch has been an advocate for children and families for the last 40 years. Two years ago, he lost his contract with DYFS/DCPP after 8 years of battling with them in order to do the right thing for families for whom he was involved with and their fear ultimately led to the loss of his contract. Since then, Dr. Weistuch has written a Book about disenfranchised families regarding issues with DYFS/DCPP and with public schools. Dr. Weistuch has been a school psychologist by training and had an office in Princeton for 18 years. Dr. Weistuch writes about special education and related issues about the Division of Child Protection and Permanency.
Growing up in the Bronx in the 1960’s, it has impacted Dr. Weistuch’s values and career. Dr. Weistuch talks about many needs for students in the public schools and families in the inner city and elsewhere that cannot be met because of the poor funding offered for these services. Dr. Weistuch recommends private funding to supplement or create new programming to meet those needs, which will never be met the political wrangling of either party. Allison C. Williams, Esq., has been featured in “A Kid from The Bronx” on her expertise with Family Law and dealing with the Division of Child Protection and Permanency.
PODCAST 7 – How child abuse and neglect concerns can be addressed in court?
Allison Williams talks how child abuse and neglect concerns can be addressed in court in this interview by Stewart Andrew Alexander, the Host of Impact Makers Radio.
PODCAST 6 – How to Handle Abuse and Neglect Concerns in Custody Cases
Amy Sara Cores, Esq., Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney, Fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and Certified as a Family Law Trial Attorney by the National Board of trial Advocacy, is a New Jersey family law attorney in Howell, New Jersey. She is the founder and partner of Cores and Associates. Her law firm devotes its practice to divorce, child custody/support, adoption, domestic violence and other family law related issues. Ms. Cores graduated from Florida State University (FSU) with a B.A. in History and a minor in Music. Ms. Cores is an avid writer for various legal publications and a regular speaker at seminars to educate attorneys throughout the state.
Ms. Cores is licensed to practice in the Supreme Court of the United States, the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the Federal District Court for the District of New Jersey, and in all courts in the State of New Jersey. Ms. Cores is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Monmouth Bar Association, the Middlesex County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Howell Chamber of Commerce. She serves on several committees within these organizations. Ms. Cores is also board certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy Board Certified as a Family Law Trial Advocate.
Her clients appreciate her attention to detail and personalized attention to their family law cases.
PODCAST 5 – Child Abuse Allegations – From Both Sides
Allison Williams talks about child abuse allegations from both parents’ point of view in this interview by Dan Couvrette, the publisher of Divorce Magazine.
PODCAST 4 – Corporal Punishment in Family Court
Sharon Ryan Montgomery, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Morristown, New Jersey. Dr. Montgomery completed her doctorate in psychology from Rutgers University, New Jersey in 1982.
Her areas of expertise are in Clinical and Forensic Psychology. She has taught and lectured extensively, having presented papers at both the National and International Child Abuse Conferences for ICLE and at the NJ Judicial College, Judges Retreat and for the newly appointed judges. Dr. Montgomery has served as an expert in over 2000 custody disputes in New Jersey, as well as other states, and has also conducted evaluations in criminal matters, personal injury, marital tort cases, and testified in court on numerous occasions. She also serves as an Individual, Couples, Family and Reconciliation Therapist; as well as Parenting Coordinator, Mediator, Divorce Coach and supervises other psychologists. Dr. Montgomery also provides intensive therapy workshops/weekends for families in which a child is refusing contact with a parent through the Building Family Resilience Program. She is also the Director of the recently launched New Ways for Families Program of New Jersey which provides short term psycho-educational skills training for families involved in divorce.
Dr. Montgomery is past president of the New Jersey Psychological Association and the N.J. Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Human Services Association of Morris County, and the Morris County Psychological Association.
PODCAST 3 – Child Sexual Abuse in Family Court
Dr. Susan Esquilin is a licensed psychologist, trained in developmental and clinical psychology at the University of Chicago, with a diplomate in clinical psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Esquilin retired as a Professor from the Center for Child Advocacy at Montclair State University in 2010. Previously, she had been a full time faculty member at Rutgers-Newark, and then at the NJ Medical School of University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ, where she also directed the psychology internship program and was the administrator for children’s services at University Behavioral HealthCare in Newark. Currently, Dr. Esquilin devotes her time to forensic evaluations, training, and consultation in her private practice. She represents the NJ Psychological Association on the Essex County Model Court Advisory Committee, where she is an active member of the Equity and Fairness Subcommittee and the Child-Well Being Subcommittee. The focus of her work at the Model Court has been on helping to develop initiatives to address questions of racial disproportionality and disparity in the child welfare system.
Dr. Esquilin has testified as an expert in criminal, family court, and civil matters throughout the State of New Jersey, primarily concerning issues of child abuse, trauma, and child protection, with a particular emphasis on child sexual abuse. She was part of a faculty that developed and taught a decade-long course sponsored by Rutgers School of Social Work and the NJ Department of Children and Families that trained psychologists and psychiatrists to function as expert evaluators in child protection matters. Dr. Esquilin has presented at both state and national conferences, is the author of a number of published articles, and regularly teaches continuing education programs on ethics, child assessment and treatment, and child trauma at Rutgers School of Social Work and University Behavioral HealthCare in NJ.
PODCAST 2 – Impact of Child Protective Services Investigations on Divorce Cases
If you suspect your child has been abused by the other parent, calling Child Protective Services (CPS) is a crucial step to take. However, in cases where a divorce is underway, it’s important to consider the impact a CPS investigation can have on the divorce process – including prolonging the process and changing child custody arrangements. Union, New Jersey family lawyer Allison Williams discusses what there is to know about CPS – including how to request an investigation, the process, and how to appeal an investigation – and its potential impact on divorce cases.
PODCAST 1 – Common Issues Leading to Child Abuse Concerns
Allison C. Williams, Esq., interviews Michael R. Magaril, Esq., on the topic of Substance Abuse – Alcohol. Michael R. Magaril, Esq., is a family law attorney located in Westfield NJ and is committed to providing high quality family law services in a supportive and responsive environment at a very competitive rate. Mr. Magaril graduated from the University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida. Mr. Magaril specializes in divorce, property division, alimony, child support, visitation and custody, adoption, paternity and prenuptial agreements. His firm has helped numerous individuals throughout New Jersey, the United States and other countries. Mr. Magaril’s goal is to find practical solutions tailored to the specific needs of each situation.