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This advanced level seminar will focus on complex issues in custody and support and will benefit: Attorneys, Family Mediators, Paralegals, Guardians and Litem, Child and Family Therapists, Psychologists, Social Workers


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Children's lives are at stake - get the tools you need to make the process as smooth and expeditious as possible. (see full course description)


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Complex Child Custody and Support Issues in Divorce

Sophisticated Strategies for Streamlining Custody and Support Resolution

You know better than most that the anger and resentment at the end of a marriage too often leave children in the center of the "battlefield." This program will focus on the "messy" side of custody and support - the disputes, modifications after the decree is final and allegations of abuse, to name a few. Review procedures and gain expert strategies for navigating the court in seeking, contesting, defending and modifying parenting and support orders. Children's lives are at stake - get the tools you need to make the process as smooth and expeditious as possible. Register today!

  • Learn to work efficiently with custody evaluators and gain practical tips for reviewing, analyzing and - if need be - contesting the evaluation.
  • Get critical information on your rights to testing data to make the best use of the evaluation report.
  • Be prepared to undergo the process of modifying an existing custody agreement at your client's request.
  • Know how to advise your client on what rights grandparents and other third parties have in custody cases.
  • Discuss how much impact the child's wishes and testimony should have when changing the agreement.
  • Do you know what to do about visitation rights for an out-of-state parent? Find out here!
  • Explore practical strategies for handling complicated relocation cases.
  • Explore the latest support enforcement methods and ensure that they're legally compliant.
  • Review the procedure for modifying support orders when a parent's income changes dramatically.
  • Understand how changes in custody impact support calculations.
  • Find out what the family court judge considers best practices in dealing with support and custody.
  1. Child Evaluations in Custody and Support Litigation
    9:00 - 9:45, Kristy L. Hanson
    1. Custody Decision-Making Standards Today
    2. Analysis of Existing Custodial Environment
    3. Review and Analysis of Professional Custody Evaluations
    4. Contesting the Evaluation
    5. Gauging the Accuracy of the Child Testimony
    6. Allegations of Domestic Abuse
    7. Allegations of Substance Abuse
    8. Allegations of Mental Disability
  2. Modifying and Defending a Final Divorce Decree (Modifying Custody Issues)
    9:45 - 10:30, Kristy L. Hanson
    1. Resolving Custody Disputes
    2. Requesting a Custody Order Vacation
    3. Timing Considerations
    4. Custody Order Modification Procedure Step-by-Step
    5. Alleging HIPAA Violations in Child Custody Litigation
    6. County-Specific Procedural Tips
  3. Initiating the Child Support Case
    10:45 - 11:30, Grant W. P. Morrison
    1. Update on Governing Laws, Regulations, Court Cases
    2. Setting Child Support
    3. Major Jurisdictional Issues Involved in Support Disputes
  4. Modifying and Enforcing Child Support Decrees
    11:30 - 12:15, Grant W. P. Morrison
    1. Support Order Modification Step-by-Step
    2. Timing Considerations and Deadlines
    3. County-Specific Procedural Tips
    4. Proving the Change in Financial Situation of a Parent
    5. Enforcement of Support Orders
    6. The Role of Bankruptcy in Support Disputes
  5. Parenting Plans in Detail
    1:15 - 2:15, Laura H. Cabanilla
    1. Current Legislation and Case Law
    2. Legal Custody
    3. Physical Custody
    4. Relocation
    5. Drafting Effective Parenting Time Schedule Proposals
    6. Negotiating the Parenting Plan
    7. Parenting Coordinators
    8. Taking Into Consideration the Child's Preferences
    9. Cultural, Ethnicity, Sexuality and Religious Considerations in Custody Determination
    10. Third Party Custody Options
    11. Sample Parenting Plan, Forms and Pleadings
  6. Miscellaneous Issues in Custody and Support
    2:30 - 3:30, Laura H. Cabanilla
    1. Fathers' Rights and Paternity Testing
    2. Custody and Support Issues for Unmarried Couples
    3. International Laws Involved in Relocating a Child Abroad
    4. Tips for Handling High-Conflict Personalities and Situations
  7. Ethics
    3:30 - 4:30, Laura H. Cabanilla
    1. Attorney-Client Confidentiality
    2. Medical vs. Legal Ethics
    3. Appropriate Client Contact
    4. Mandatory and Voluntary Withdrawl of Legal Representation

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