This seminar will provide you with the basic information you need to represent a divorcing client. Additionally, you will learn how to proceed in matters regarding abuse, paternity and common law marriage.
Information will be provided to guide you from the initial filings to an appeal and how to modify an existing order. You will learn practical approaches to handling all aspects of domestic practice.
Topics to be discussed include:
- Equitable Distribution
- Child Custody Evaluations
- Child Support
- Issues In Collecting A Large Child Support Arrearage
- Temporary Need Hearings
- Dependency Law And How It Impacts Family Law
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
I. Equitable Distribution
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
A. Counseling The Client
B. Preserving The Record
C. Prosecuting The Appeal
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
IV. Child Custody Evaluations
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
VI. Child Support
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 4:05 p.m.
VII. Issues In Collecting A Large Child Support Arrearage
A. Ethics Rules Regarding Contingency Fees
B. Importance Of Intake
C. Injunctions To Hold The Money
D. Service By Mail
F. Calculating Interest
VIII. Temporary Need Hearings
A. Procedures For Setting Hearing In Various Counties In The Circuit
B. Impact Of The New Dual Referral Form
C. Observations On How To Be Even More Effective
IX. Dependency Law And How It Impacts Family Law
A. How A Dependency Case Proceeds And The Role Masters Play
B. Problems And Strategies Associated With The Exclusivity Of Jurisdiction In The Dependency Division Of The Circuit Court
4:05 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
X. Question And Answer