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I am an expert in special educational needs, disability and related areas including Court of Protection work and social care provision for disabled children and adults. I know about NHS Continuing Healthcare (for both adults and children). My key expertise is in helping families obtain the right sort of educational provision for their disabled children, via an Education, Health and Care Plan. I can also help adults who need support at university or in the workplace.
I speak English and a little French.
I operate in England (the legislation related to special educational needs is different in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland).
32 DROVERS WAY, DROITWICH, WR9 9DA, UNITED KINGDOM
40087 MISSION BLVD., SUITE 275, FREMONT, CA 94539
490 43RD STREET, OAKLAND CA 94609, USA
5020 CAMPUS DRIVE, NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660
1660 HOTEL CIRCLE NORTH, STE 302, SAN DIEGO, CA 92108
Poly Friendly Family and Immigration Law practice
Dissolution of Marriage, Child Custody/Visitation, Child Support (specifically assisting poly parents and LGBT parents). Non-judgmental law practice a welcoming and safe harbor for those who need it.
Step-parent adoptions and Sperm donor contracts
Domestic Violence/Order of Protection
Immigration family and marital immigration matters all areas of the world.
My hope is that you will feel comfortable and protected in my representation of you. Knowing that your rights are protected. I run a general litigation firm dedicated to my client’s rights.
4730 PALM AVENUE, SUITE 212, LA MESA, CA 91941
I provide non-judgmental, neutral and safe mediation services to folks who need help working through difficult subjects, making agreements around open-relationships, discussing relationship hopes and dreams and fears, and general assistance in improving communication. I am sex-positive and LQBTQ friendly. I help you identify what areas you want to be heard on, discuss and work through and support you and your partner(s) to have constructive conversations about what is most meaningful to you all. I also offer communication coaching and tools for making talking about the hard stuff a little bit easier. As a mediator I am a neutral third party that is equally partial to all folks in a discussion and I help people wade through the hard parts of conflict to get to the heart of an issue and find their way to resolution and clarity. Most mediations range from two to three hours to allow for each person to really feel heard, seen and cared for.
Professional specialties and skills: Mediation, Conflict resolution, Restorative Justice, Peacemaking Circles, Group Dialogue Facilitation, Conflict and Communication Coaching. Speaks English and basic Spanish. I work remotely via Skype or in-person in the San Francisco Bay Area.
SANTA CRUZ, CA, USA
95 S. MARKET ST., THIRD FLOOR, SAN JOSE, CA, 95113, US
210 N. FOURTH ST., #101, SAN JOSE, CA 95112
I offer mediation and conflict resolution for families, schools, and non-profits. I aim to create an environment that empowers parties to be consciously aware of the impact of their words and actions, find solutions that best suit their interests and thus more peacefully resolve conflicts. I have extensive experience with LGBTQ concerns and modern, cooperative family structures, such as polyamory, that allow me to provide a non-judgmental and compassionate atmosphere for resolution of most family conflicts.
I provide professional consulting services for small businesses and non-profits who wish to keep up with a changing world. She has a wealth of experience in public policy analysis with an emphasis on public education as well as commercial contracting and risk management experience. My focus on peaceful transition is a good fit for many businesses experiencing growth, conflict or change. - Does online consultation - Does phone consultation
P.O. BOX 36373, DENVER, CO, 80236, US
95 OAK STREET, GLASTONBURY, CT, 06033, US
1411 H ST. NE WASHINGTON, DC 20002
1629 K ST. NW, SUITE 300, WASHINGTON, DC 20006
, ST AUGUSTINE, FL, 32084, US
I am an expert witness and Guardian Ad Litem serving families of sex and gender minorities, able to provide testimony and court briefs based on empirical evidence from my own and others' academic research, as well as assessments with adults and children, and in-home assessments. Drawing on more than 20 years of researching and observing polyamorous and kink relationships, I also provide one-time relationship consultations for people wondering how consensual non-monogamy or BDSM might work for them, as well as ongoing coaching for people wanting to improve communication skills, clarify and negotiate boundaries, and self-care techniques to manage anxiety or jealousy. My services are available in person, on the telephone, or via Skype.
Sheff Short Bio
Dr. Elisabeth “Eli” Sheff is the foremost academic expert on polyamory in the US, and the worldwide expert on polyamorous families with children. Sheff’s first book, The Polyamorists Next Door (2014), details her 15-year study of poly families with kids and was just reprinted in paperback, and her second book Stories from the Polycule (2015) is an edited anthology of writings by poly folks. When Someone You Love is Polyamorous (2016) is Sheff’s shortest book that guides family members and significant others who are trying to understand a polyamorous loved one. Dr. Sheff specializes in gender and sexual minority families, kink/BDSM, and issues facing trans* people. She is the CEO and Director of Legal Services at the Sheff Consulting Group, a think-tank of experts specializing in unconventional and underserved populations.
2850 DELK RD. SE, SUITE 22I, MARIETTA, GA 30067
1129 5TH STREET, PO BOX 511, NEVADA, IA, 50201, US
My practice focuses on helping social entrepreneurs and community builders develop innovative relationships and economic models that emphasize sustainability, collaboration and sharing. My role as legal counsel is to help my clients understand and navigate laws and regulations while managing relationships with the government and other people to improve their chances of success and fulfillment.
I work to encourage:
Sustainable Food Systems
Sharing & Cooperative Culture
Peaceful Life Transitions
Creative Living Arrangements & Unconventional Relationships
Legal Hemp and Cannabis Businesses
Distributed Renewable Energy
Intentional & Sustainable Communities
Through my work, I am committed to helping clients:
navigate complex laws and regulations without losing their passion for the ventures they want to create
protect themselves from avoidable problems without over-lawyering transactions or creating paranoia and unnecessary conflict
enhance relationships with those they live and work with, even when they end up changing their minds
improve communities by educating rulemakers about barriers to sustainability and working to fix them
create new agreements and organizational models that can be replicated and shared as we co-create a regional sharing economy together.
BOISE, ID, USA
3601 ALGONQUIN ROAD, SUITE 325, ROLLING MEADOWS, IL 60008
153 MAIN ST, MELROSE, MA 02176
1026 MAIN STREET, WINCHESTER, MA, 01890, US
1411 H ST. NE WASHINGTON, DC 20002
1629 K ST. NW, SUITE 300, WASHINGTON, DC 20006
PO BOX 10502, GAITHERSBURG, MD, 20898, US
44 EXCHANGE STREET, SUITE 301, PORTLAND, ME 04101
Davis Senseman founded Davis Law Office out of a desire to make quality legal representation accessible to all business owners, no matter their size or experience. From that foundation, the firm has grown to include estate planning, litigation, and family law matters, while continuing to provide assistance in all areas to business owners and non-profits.
When forming the firm (and when hiring) it was Davis' goal to do things differently, to create a law firm where the phrase “that’s the way it’s always been” could not be used as a reason to avoid innovation. She also hoped to create a firm where lawyers could enjoy themselves and actually care about the clients they worked with. In adding to the team, Davis found like-minded attorneys dedicated to transparency in pricing and process, who also value being a part of the team of trusted advisors for their clients.
Davis Law Office has tailored our services to address the specific and ever-evolving needs of modern families, individuals and business owners and will continue to find innovative ways to continue our commitment to accessibility.
400 SOUTH 4TH STREET, SUITE 401-200, MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55415, USA
5353 GAMBLE DRIVE SUITE 125, MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 55416, US
147 PRINCE ST, SUITE 2, BROOKLYN, NY, 11201, US
Poly-Friendly Family Law boutique practice.
Non-judgmental legal practice, focusing on:
Child Custody / Visitation (specifically for poly parents)
Domestic Violence / Order Of Protection
Related legal matters for Poly Families
Extensive court experience with non-traditional relationships.
Member of State of New York Bar.
Please mention “Polyamory-Friendly Professionals Directory” when calling for expedited routing of your inquiry.
Does online consultation by Skype.
Does phone consultation.
75 SOUTH CLINTON AVENUE, CLINTON SQUARE, SUITE 510, ROCHESTER, NY 14604
132 CLYDE ST, WEST SAYVILLE, NY, 11796, US
Alex is an experienced family law attorney licensed in Oregon. Before going into private practice, he worked for four years at St. Andrew Legal Clinic in a high-volume legal practice helping clients in high conflict and low conflict situations.
He has represented hundreds of clients on just about all issues that come up in family law. Family law is his chosen field because he cares about protecting children, healing the hurt that comes from our personal struggles, and protecting people from being taken advantage of by the complex legal system.
825 NE 20TH AVE., SUITE 340, PORTLAND, OR 97232
725 NE 77TH AVE., PORTLAND, OR 97213, USA
725 NE 77TH AVE., PORTLAND, OR 97213, USA
My practice focuses on criminal, civil and family law litigation with over 20 years of tested experience throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and Maryland. My passion is assisting individuals and small businesses with their varied legal issues. I have successfully tried civil and criminal jury trials, contested family law hearings, administrative proceedings and appeals.
I also serve as an arbitrator in civil court cases, and have been court-appointed as defense counsel in state criminal prosecutions. In addition to my solo law practice, I additionally serve as a Special Assistant Public Defender in Magisterial District Courts throughout Montgomery County. I’m a contributing author (and have even been editor-in-chief) to the Montgomery Bar Association’s Civil Practice Manual, the definitive legal manual for practicing law in Montgomery County.
Many moons ago, I earned an Ivy League degree in philosophy from Columbia University, and then my law degree from the University of Miami. I began my legal career as a judicial law clerk in Towson, Maryland, and first established my own law practice there at the age of 26. I moved to Pennsylvania in 2000, and revived my solo practice after working for a few years with local law firms. These early efforts were rewarded by being named a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer - Rising Star” in 2005 and 2006 by the publishers of Philadelphia magazine.
Based upon my law firm experiences, I have found that I now best serve my clients one-on-one as a solo attorney. Currently, I am privileged to be a trusted advisor and knight-in-shining-armor to satisfied clients throughout the country. I pride myself on providing personalized and affordable legal services to my clients . . . and I even return phone calls.
25 WEST AIRY STREET, SUITE 300, NORRISTOWN, PA 19401, USA
Sex and Gender Diversity
Law and policy
Description of Services:
The world-wide expert on polyamorous families with children, Dr. Sheff provides expert witness services, writing and academic consulting, and relationship coaching. An expert in families of sex and gender minorities, Sheff can conduct interviews, review documents or reports, and provide assessments that distinguish between families that are merely unconventional and those that are truly problematic. Sheff can advise lawyers, prepare statements and court briefs, and provide testimony. In courtroom testimony, Sheff uses empirical data from her own and others' research to counter misinformation, prejudice, and fear about sex and gender minorities.
Using her extensive knowledge of polyamory and kink/BDSM, Sheff provides one-time relationship consultations for those who wonder how polyamory or kink might impact their lives and ongoing coaching for those who are seeking an external perspective and strategies to deal with jealousy, set realistic boundaries, deal with conflict, and improve communication skills. Dr. Sheff can meet with you in person when possible, via telephone, or Skype.
From universities to MeetUps and Cons, Dr. Sheff speaks to groups and organizations about sex and gender diversity, and how it relates to families, health, and laws. Sheff has provided keynote addresses at InfinityCon and Atlanta Poly Weekend, and presented at conferences from the American Psychiatric Association to the National Council on Family Relations as well as conventions like DragonCon and Frolicon.
Author of three books, over 20 peer-reviewed publications, and hundreds of blogs on her own site and Psychology Today, Sheff provides writing services and uses her range of writing skills to help you create content for your website, write your book, or turn your masters thesis into a journal article.
AUSTIN, TX USA
Coming from the LGBTQ community, I have spent the last 30 years assisting clients from non-traditional families in the areas of estate planning, property, and family law. I am a leader in the DC Metro area in Collaborative Practice, a non-litigation alternative to court based litigation which often includes judges and attorneys who are hostile to our non-traditional families. A lot of my work over the years has been in the realm of helping non-traditional families create legal documents that support and strengthen the bonds between them, including through pre-nups, co-ownership, and parenting agreements.
I generally charge at my hourly rate of $350 for services provided. Because I have an obligation to my family as well as to my clients, I generally do not offer sliding scale rates, however, in a compelling case with reduced resources, I may consider a reduced rate.
One point: As a general rule, non-traditional families, especially those where there are children, should avoid litigation, because our family relationships are not recognized and may be used in a negative manner against us. Having litigated in the past, I no longer do it because of the toll it takes on me and my clients. However, if litigation is necessary, I will make a referral to my colleague, who is also from the LGBTQ community, and has a long record of working with non-traditional families.
252 N. WASHINGTON STREET, FALLS CHURCH, VA 22044
LGBT and polyamorous clients deserve an attorney who understands their unique legal concerns and needs. Limitless Law PLLC can advise you on a range of legal matters concerning your rights as a queer and/or poly person or family.
Our legal areas of focus include:
Real Estate Matters (property ownership agreements and arrangements, etc.)
1313 E MAPLE ST #400, BELLINGHAM, WA 98225
205 E CASINO RD, EVERETT, WA 98208, USA
1004 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. WAY, TACOMA, WA 98405
I am an attorney in Seattle, WA. I have been involved with poly/nonmonogamous communities around the Puget Sound since 1999. I am building a practice focused on helping polyamorous adults create legal structure and protections for their families, whatever form that takes. This in addition to my extant family law practice, where I actively seek opportunities to support members of the nonmonogamous/poly community.
I work with Seattle Divorce Services in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle.
I am licensed to practice law in Washington State, and am a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the King County Bar Association, the King County Collaborative Law association, and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. I also have a BA in theatre, and was an early member of Relationship Anarchy, Seattle.
2317 NW MARKET ST., SEATTLE, WA 98107
VANCOUVER, WA 98664
, WISCONSIN DELLS, WI, 53965, US