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A Comprehensive, Hands-On Approach to Divorce Practice

Can you navigate the divorce process with ease? Are you looking for practice pointers, best practices and sample forms to build your divorce practice? Our veteran faculty will provide you with a solid foundation and real-world tips for handling each key step of a divorce case. Start the case off on the right foot, streamline your motion practice, pick up discovery tools, get insights on valuing/dividing marital property and more. Don't miss this fast-paced, information-packed program - register today!

  • Go beyond the textbook - gain real-life insights from attorneys who have mastered their craft.
  • Receive sample pleadings, discovery requests, agreements, motions, checklists and other documents.
  • Leave no stone unturned: explore methods for uncovering undisclosed assets and liabilities.
  • Learn how to properly use divorce experts and gain pointers on examining them.
  • Understand the core mechanics of valuing and dividing different types of marital assets.
  • Help clients work out and calculate parental responsibility, parenting time and support.
  • Get practical tips for navigating divorce settlements and trials.

  1. CLIENT INTAKE AND PRELIMINARY STEPS
    9:00 - 9:45, Joanne M. White
    1. Client Interview and Initial Analysis
    2. Answers to Common Client Questions
    3. Process Selection and Informed Consent
    4. Venue and Jurisdiction Considerations
    5. Pleadings and Responses (w/Samples)
    6. Sample Intake Form
    7. Divorce Law Checklist
  2. MOTIONS IN DIVORCE (WITH SAMPLES)
    9:45 - 10:30, Joanne M. White
    1. Key Considerations
    2. Procedures for Making and Responding to Motions
    3. Protective Orders
    4. Motions for Temporary Orders (Support, Custody, etc.) - with Supporting Documentation
    5. Effective Use of Discovery and Other Pre-Trial Motions
  3. DISCOVERY PROCEDURE AND FINDING HIDDEN ASSETS
    10:45 - 11:30, Mario D. Cometti
    1. Disclosure Requirements
    2. Timing and Scope of Discovery
    3. Effective Interrogatories, Requests for Production, Requests for Admissions
    4. Responses and Objections
    5. Subpoenas to Banks, Phone Companies, Social Media Companies, etc.
    6. Depositions in Divorce
    7. Social Media, Email, Smartphone Evidence, etc.
    8. Finding Undisclosed/Hidden Assets: Tips and Techniques
    9. Sample Discovery Requests and Checklists
  4. EXPERTS IN DIVORCE
    11:30 - 12:00, Barbara J. King
    1. Divorce Experts: What They do, When and How to Use Them
    2. Working with Experts and Preparing Them for Testimony (w/Checklists)
    3. Direct and Cross Examination - Quick Tips and Sample Questions
      1. Accountants and Appraisers
      2. Business Valuators
      3. Custody Evaluators, Mental Health Experts, Guardians Ad Litem
      4. Financial Planners
      5. Vocational Experts
      6. Medical Experts
  5. VALUING AND DIVIDING ASSETS
    1:00 - 1:45, Neal D. Frishberg
    1. Tracing Commingled/Transmuted Assets
    2. Real Property
    3. QDROs and Retirement Plans
    4. Stock Options
    5. Business Valuations
    6. Trust Valuations
    7. Intangible Property
    8. Life and Health Insurance
    9. Debt, Foreclosure and Bankruptcy
    10. Common Mistakes in Dividing Assets
    11. Settlement Traps to Avoid
    12. Basic Tax Issues to be Aware of
  6. CUSTODY, VISITATION AND SUPPORT: A PRACTICAL GUIDE
    1:45 - 2:30, Jennifer L. Dominelli
    1. Custody Options, Procedures and Forms
    2. Tips for Negotiating Child Custody and Visitation
    3. Sample Parenting Plan
    4. Child Support Considerations, Calculations, Guideline Worksheet, Deviations
    5. Spousal Support Considerations, Calculations, Deviations
  7. NEGOTIATING THE FINAL SETTLEMENT AND TRIAL
    2:45 - 3:30, Mario D. Cometti
    1. Negotiating and Drafting the Marital Settlement Agreement (w/Sample)
    2. Hearings/Settlement Conferences
    3. Pre-Trial Preparation
    4. Trial Process and Procedure
    5. Getting Your Evidence Admitted
    6. Practical Trial Pointers
    7. Preparing/Reviewing the Final Judgment (w/Sample)
    8. Post-Divorce Wrap-Up
    9. Sample Checklists
  8. LEGAL ETHICS
    3:30 - 4:30, Barbara J. King
    1. Conflicts of Interest Checks
    2. Declining Representation
    3. Attorneys' Fees
    4. Setting Clear Expectations with Clients
    5. Emails and Confidentiality
    6. Dealing With a Pro Se Litigant
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