Divorce and Estate Planning: Pre- and Post-Nuptial Agreements, Trusts, Gifting, and Revisions to Estate Plans

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A live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
1:00pm-2:30pm EDT, 10:00am-11:30am PDT

This CLE webinar will prepare family law attorneys to identify and consider critical estate planning issues that arise before marriage, at all stages of a divorce, and after the conclusion of the divorce. The panel will outline important estate planning approaches for divorcing clients, including pre- and post-nuptial agreements, trusts, gifting and revisions to estate plans.


Family law practitioners need a thorough understanding of estate planning issues that may arise before, during, and after a marriage.

Before marriage, counsel must consider issues involving pre-nuptial agreements and domestic asset protection trusts. During the marriage questions arise concerning post-nuptial agreements, gifting, trusts, unilateral dissipation of marital assets, and beneficiary designation changes. Survivor benefit considerations may influence timing of the divorce filing.

After a divorce decree is final, clients should execute a new will, a new living will, healthcare proxy, and revise beneficiary designations, particularly those governed by ERISA/REA.

Listen as our panel of experienced practitioners discusses the impact estate planning tactics can have on a divorce action, outlining critical estate planning issues that family law counsel should evaluate during their client’s case. The panel will review pre- and post-nuptial agreements, trusts, gifting, and revisions to estate plans.


  1. Estate planning issues prior to divorce
  2. Estate planning considerations during a divorce action
  3. Estate planning tips after concluding a divorce


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • Under what circumstances can unilateral gifting or establishment of trusts be considered dissipation of the marital estate?
  • How can estate planning issues impact the timing of instituting the divorce action?
  • What estate planning issues must be addressed during the divorce proceeding?


Jennifer M. Riemer, Esq., Partner
Walzer Melcher, Woodland Hills, Calif.

Ms. Riemer practices exclusively in family law and handles cases in the areas of dissolution, child custody and support, spousal support, property valuation and division of property, post-divorce issues/support and custody modifications, and domestic violence restraining orders. She serves on the Executive Committee for the Beverly Hills Bar Association, Family Law Section, and is the Chair of the Child Support Committee for the ABA, Family Law Section. Ms. Riemer is a frequent lecturer on family law issues.

Jennifer McNeil Lozano, Esq.
McNeil Lozano Law, Los Angeles

Ms. Lozano's practice focuses on estate planning, entertainment, and general business matters. She regularly works with financial advisors, insurance representatives and accountants to provide comprehensive advice and planning, tailored to her client’s specific needs.  

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Family Law Advisory Board

Gunnar J. Gitlin


The Gitlin Law Firm

Lynne Z. Gold-Bikin


Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby

Randall M. Kessler

Founding Partner

Kessler & Solomiany

Paula G. Kirby

Paula G. Kirby PLC

Christopher C. Melcher


Walzer & Melcher

Julia Swain


Fox Rothschild

Charles F. Vuotto, Jr.

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