Melissa authors article for the ABA Family Advocate

Melissa authored an article in the American Bar Association – Family Law Section’s Spring 2021 Family Advocate. In the article, she explores “Why and How to Account for the Child’s Views in Custody Cases.” Every U.S. state provides for a court to consider a mature child’s preferences and wishes when resolving custody of that child. But, the means by which a child’s voice is heard is varied.