Skillfully handle the most challenging family law cases!
Family law is growing increasingly more complex. The potential complications of high-wealth or high-conflict divorce can intimidate some attorneys into shying away from such cases. Do you have the skills to step up to the plate? We've compiled the most confounding and involved issues you're likely to encounter in your practice and put our attorney faculty to the task of demonstrating how to successfully tackle them. Gain from their collective experience - enroll today and sharpen your professional edge!
- Explore the most difficult areas of family law practice and get solutions from seasoned attorney faculty.
- Protect the rights of cohabitating couples and clarify the boundaries of such protection in the eyes of the law.
- Get the latest updates on paternity law in recent court decisions.
- Protect the victim: stop effects of domestic violence from upsetting the balance of power in divorce proceedings.
- Effectively dispute false allegations of abuse to help your client fight for custody.
- Obtain the best settlement for your client by conquering the division of complex assets.
- Suspect the opposing spouse is hiding assets? Learn how to track them down and include them in the settlement.
- Get tips on effectively arguing for and against contempt orders.
- Get new tactics for enforcement, modification and termination of child support and spousal maintenance.
- Make the best use of forensic accountants and valuation experts to ensure all assets are on deck at the time of settlement.
- Help clients think ahead: find out how divorce affects estate plans and what new provisions must be made.
- Safeguard clients from allegations of financial misconduct with timely advice on the consequences of their spending.
- Understand the unique nuances that arise when helping military clients through a divorce.
- NON-TRADITIONAL FAMILY STRUCTURES AND PATERNITY DISPUTES
8:30 - 9:15, Bonnie Robertson
- Cohabitating Couples/Domestic Partnerships
- Grandparent Rights
- Emancipation of Minors
- Current Paternity Case Law
- Paternity Fraud
- Paternal Rights
- Update on Paternity Affidavits
- NAVIGATING COMPLEX ASSET CASES
9:15 - 10:00, James L. Tripcony
- Commingled Separate and Community Assets
- Vacation Homes or Investment Real Estate Interests
- Family Business Assets
- Interests in Closely Held Corporations
- Stock Option Compensation
- Complex Retirement Plans
- Financial Misconduct
- Spotting Hidden Assets
- Using Forensic Accountants and Business Valuation Experts
- Enforceability of Prenuptial Agreements
- EFFECTIVELY ARGUING CONTEMPT ISSUES
10:15 - 11:00, Megan Wooster
- ADVANCED CHILD AND SPOUSAL SUPPORT ISSUES
11:00 - 11:45, Adrienne M. Griffis
- Arguing Spousal Maintenance: What Works and What Doesn't
- Voluntary Impoverishment
- Enforcement Options
- Support Modification Procedures and Tactics
- Support Termination: When and How
- Case Law Update
- SPECIAL ISSUES IN MILITARY DIVORCE
12:45 - 1:45, Meredith M. Wineland
- Statutory Changes and Current Case Law
- Rules of Practice and Procedure for Family Court
- Parenting Issues
- Child Support
- Military Pension, Retirement and Benefits
- Survivor Benefit Plan for Retired Military Personnel
- Military Reservists' Retirement Benefits
- Survivorship and Military Disability Benefits
- Continued Health Care
- DEATH AND DIVORCE - ESTATE PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS
1:45 - 2:45, Monica L. Mason
- Default Inheritance Laws
- Medical Decisions
- Changing Retirement Plan and Life Insurance Beneficiary Designations
- Updating Estate Planning Documents
- Planning for Disabled Dependents
- Pre-Nuptial Agreements in Subsequent Marriages and Remarriage
- When to Use a Post-Nuptial Agreement
3:00 - 4:00, Hon. Mary S. McGowan
- Client/Lawyer Relationship
- Researching and Preventing Conflicts of Interest
- Communication with Adverse Party
- When Your Client is Dishonest or Abusive
- Attorneys' Fees
- Handling an Ethics Complaint/Grievance
- VIOLENCE IN THE HOME
4:00 - 4:40, Stephanie A. Chamberlin
- Restraining Order vs. Protective Order
- Disputing False Allegations
- Adult Protective Services
- Child Protective Services
- Child Abduction
- TROs Post-Dissolution