Attorney Keith Grossman Presented “Dealing with Difficult Families When You’re the Guardian” to Professional Guardians

Attorney and Mediator Keith Grossman, founder and managing partner of Grossman Law & Conflict Management, shared ways to effectively deal with difficult families as a guardian with the Professional Guardians group on May 22, 2013.


In his presentation “Dealing with Difficult Families When You’re the Guardian,” Grossman offered advice on recognizing the characteristics of difficult behavior and the best ways to respond. The attendees learned ways to effectively communicate and work together with difficult parties to reduce conflict. Grossman provided techniques and tips to avoid disagreement in order to achieve overall goals.


“Everybody deals with difficult people in their lives. Guardians are in particularly sensitive situation where their focus is on advocating for the child. This can potentially cause conflict within a family dynamic that is unproductive and can be avoided,” says Grossman. “There are ways to effectively engage with others to avoid this conflict. The goal of my presentation was to give guardians the tips and techniques they need to effectively deal with difficult family members,” Grossman explains.


Attorney Keith Grossman of Grossman Law & Conflict Management has over 20 years of experience in and out of the courtroom and focuses his practice on employment law, conflict management, and family law. Grossman is a Family Mediator and Civil Mediator certified by the Florida Supreme Court, a former Family Law Case Manager for Court Administration, and Past President of the Lee County Bar Association. He also helped to establish and supervise the Family Law Resource Center, a program designed to help families navigate the court system and reduce the conflict typically associated with the divorce process. Grossman handles marriage and family law cases involving divorce, child support, alimony, paternity, prenuptial agreements, parenting plans and time sharing. In the area of employment law and mediation, his services include human resources consulting, skills training workshops, independent employee investigations, and conflict management design and preventative practices. Grossman Law & Conflict Management is located at 7270 College Parkway, Suite 1, in Fort Myers. For more information about family law, employment law, and conflict management services, call 239-210-7516, email or visit or
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