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Advanced Issues in Family and Divorce Law
- Family / Divorce Law Training Seminar
The Latest Challenges and Approaches to Marital Law Practice
Are you using every tool you can to find hidden assets and income? Can you solve the unique problems of military couples and non-citizens in divorce? This two-day course will get you up to speed on the latest family court procedures and give you the skills to tackle the toughest areas of family law. Hone your skills - register today!
Explore the limits of social media discovery in divorce.
Confidently navigate complex asset cases to ensure equitable distribution.
Get new tools for finding and valuing "under the table" income.
Find out what factors carry most weight in custody cases.
Draft better surrogacy agreements and protect third party parenting rights.
Get answers to immigration questions you may not have thought to ask.
Learn how to navigate the military divorce process with ease.
Understand how mental health issues affect custody.
DAY 1: DISCOVERY AND EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION IN DIVORCE - December 5th
Advanced Discovery and Evidence in Divorce 9:00 - 11:00, Julia L. Leveridge
Home and Work Computers (E-Mail Chains, Deleted Files)
Smartphones and Tablets
Tracking Down Hidden Assets and Income
Major Sources of Information
Reading Tax Returns
Evidence of Under the Table Income
Discovery Abuses and Remedies
Preparing Effective Sworn Financial Statements
Ethics in Family Law 11:15 - 12:15, Bobbie Corley O'Keefe
Rules of Professional Conduct
Conflicts of Interest in Family Law
Managing Client Expectations
Guarding Confidentiality and Privilege
Handling Client Conflicts and Preventing Grievances
Complex Assets: Valuation and Division 1:15 - 3:15, Steven J. Kokensparger
Commingling of Personal and Marital Property
Business Valuation Methods
Commingling of Business and Personal Assets
Gradual Buy-Out Considerations
Dividing Retirement Assets - Best Use of QDROs
Dividing Trusts in Divorce
When and How to Use Experts
The Effect of Bankruptcy on Divorce
Tax Issues in Divorce 3:30 - 4:30, Heather Deskins
Tax Considerations in Sale of Assets
Tax Returns for the Year of Divorce
Liability for Prior Tax Returns
Income Tax and Spousal Support
DAY 2: COMPLEX FAMILY LAW ISSUES - December 6th
Legal Update - A Year in Review 9:00 - 9:30, Steven J. Kokensparger
Case Law Update
Application of Recent Cases and Amended Statutes to Your Cases
Court Procedure 9:30 - 10:15, Roberta S. Roberts
Common Mistakes Lawyers Need to Stop Making
The Role of a Temporary Hearing in Divorce
Best Practices for Writing and Submitting Briefs, Motions, Pleadings
Effective Communication with the Court
How to Present Your Case at the Hearing
Post-Judgment Enforcement and Modifications
Thorny Custody Issues 10:30 - 11:45, Roberta S. Roberts