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Successfully Resolve Your Clients' Family Law Issues

When families run into difficulties, they are dealing with highly emotional situations that may cloud their judgment and prevent them from making rational long-range decisions. As a family law attorney, it's your job to help clients through family law issues with knowledge, insight and compassion. Developing these skills and sensitivity can take years to perfect, but you can get the knowledge and techniques you need in just one day. Join us as we explore legal updates, procedural tips and problem solving strategies critical to family law success. Register today!

  • Simplify the process and avoid missing steps with our sample forms and checklists.
  • Achieve the best custody arrangement for children and parents.
  • Get the best financial settlement for your client: understand how to value and divide.
  • Avoid novice mistakes: know relevant court procedures.
  • Advise clients of their options by understanding the different ways to dissolve a marriage.
  • Protect the rights of non-traditional relationships: grandparents, unmarried couples and other parties.
  • Prepare clients for immediate and future financial ramifications: retirement funds, taxes, insurance, child support and bankruptcy.
  • Don't let your clients' emotions and behavior sabotage their own best interests.
  • Let our networking roundtable help you with some of your most difficult issues.
  • Apply recent legislative updates and laws to your cases.

  1. LEGAL UPDATE - A YEAR IN REVIEW
    9:00 - 9:45, Written by Laura H. Budd and Jennifer Fleet.
    Presented by Laura H. Budd and Jennifer Fleet in Asheville and Charlotte.
    1. Procedural Rules for Family Law Cases
    2. Case Law Update: Family Law
    3. Application of Recent Cases and Amended Statutes to Your Cases
  2. MARRIAGE DISSOLUTION - PROCESS AND PROCEDURE
    9:45 - 10:30, Written by Laura H. Budd.
    Presented by Laura H. Budd in Asheville and Charlotte.
    1. Prenuptial Agreements
    2. Annulment
    3. Legal Separation
    4. Divorce
    5. Checklist of Necessary Documents
    6. Typical Case Timeline and Basic Steps to Follow
    7. Sample Pleadings and Motions: What to Use and When
  3. DISCOVERY IN DIVORCE
    10:45 - 11:45, Written by Andrea D. Edwards.
    Presented by Andrea D. Edwards in Asheville and Charlotte.
    1. Social Media Tips and Tricks
    2. Discovery of Electronic Communications
    3. Locating Hidden Assets
    4. Model Letters and Motions (with Sample Forms)
    5. Discovery Abuses and Remedies
  4. FINANCE 101 FOR FAMILY LAW PRACTITIONERS
    11:45 - 12:15, Written by Andrea D. Edwards.
    Presented by Andrea D. Edwards in Asheville and Charlotte.
  5. CHILD CUSTODY AND VISITATION RIGHTS
    1:15 - 2:00, Written by Rhonda L. Patterson.
    Presented by Paul A. DeJesse Jr. in Asheville and Rhonda L. Patterson in Charlotte.
    1. Petition for Visitation
    2. Petition for Custody
    3. Motion for a Change of Custody or Visitation
    4. Questions of Paternity
    5. Termination of Parental Rights
    6. The Rights of Grandparents and Other Relatives
    7. UCCJEA: Uniform Child Custody and Enforcement Act
    8. Checklist of Necessary Documents and Sample Forms
  6. DRAFTING ENFORCEABLE TERMS IN CONSENT ORDERS AND AGREEMENTS
    2:00 - 2:30, Written by Paul A. DeJesse Jr.
    Presented by Paul A. DeJesse Jr. in Asheville and Charlotte.
  7. ETHICS
    2:45 - 3:45, Written by Rhonda L. Patterson.
    Presented by Paul A. DeJesse Jr. in Asheville and Rhonda L. Patterson in Charlotte.
    1. Client/Lawyer Relationship
    2. Attendance at Client Conferences by Friends or Family of Client
    3. Attorneys' Fees
    4. Communication with Adverse Party
    5. Malpractice Concerns
  8. COMMON AND NOT SO COMMON FAMILY LAW ISSUES AND ANSWERS
    3:45 - 4:30, Written by Laura H. Budd.
    Presented by Laura H. Budd in Asheville and Charlotte.
    1. The Emotional Side of Family Law - Strategies for Working with Families and Children
    2. Domestic Violence and How to Handle it When it's Part of Your Case
    3. Rights of Unmarried Parties - Cohabitation Agreements
    4. Representing Gay and Lesbian Parents
    5. Immigration Issues in Divorce
    6. Juvenile Court
    7. Collaborative Law
    8. Emancipation of Minors
    9. Adoptions
    10. Relocation
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