Redressing Financial Exploitation of the Elderly in Late-Life Romance
Wealth Protection, Preservation, Recovery, and Restitution in Blended Family Disputes
November 9, 2021 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE webinar will prepare family law and fiduciary litigation practitioners to handle undue influence and financial exploitation claims involving individuals who have entered or are being enticed into late-in-life romantic relationships or marriages, often brought by adult children of a prior ma...
Divorce and Division of Stock Options and Restricted Stock Units
Identifying, Classifying, and Valuing Options and RSUs for Equitable Distribution and/or I...
October 12, 2021 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will prepare family law practitioners and financial experts to better represent litigants in identifying, classifying, and valuing stock options and restricted stock units (RSUs) for purposes of both equitable distribution and income availability upon divorce or in the context of pos...
Divorce: When a Spouse or Former Spouse Files Bankruptcy
Understanding the Impact of Bankruptcy on Domestic Support Obligations, Property Settlemen...
July 20, 2021 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will review the unique powers of bankruptcy law to alter or affect the financial plans and goals of divorced or divorcing spouses when bankruptcy is commenced before, during, or after a divorce.
Electronic Spying and Tracking Spouses in Divorce Cases: What's Legal in the Digital World...
Navigating Admissibility and Privacy: Evidence Derived From Social Media, Smartphones, Spy...
June 30, 2021 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will teach family law attorneys to identify and manage legal issues that arise when spouses obtain evidence using electronic or telephonic interception, smartphones, spyware, GPS tracking devices, webcams, wiretaps, or other methods.
QDRO Drafting Boot Camp: Preparing QDROs for 401(k)s and Similar Defined Contribution Plan...
Strategies for Family Law Practitioners to Help Ensure Administrator Approval and Avoid Un...
May 27, 2021 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will offer family law attorneys a "boot camp" on drafting qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs) for 401(k)s and similar defined contribution plans. The panel will prepare family law attorneys to draft effective QDROs to protect their client's interests and be accepted by plan a...
Divorce Cases: Uncovering Critical Information in Tax Returns and Financial Statements
Discovery Strategies, Analyzing Tax Returns and Financial Documents, Using Financial Exper...
April 29, 2021 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will provide family law counsel with strategies to utilize tax returns and financial statements during divorce cases. The panel will focus on appropriate discovery methods to obtain information, explain how to get the most out of your analysis of tax returns and financial documents,...
Medicaid Divorce: Preserving Benefits, Minimizing Spend-Down, Protecting Assets, Electing...
Family Law, Medicaid Regulations, and Public Policy Concerns to Safeguard Medical Benefits
October 13, 2020 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will focus on the complex issues confronting family law attorneys when representing aging clients who are married for a second or third time, or aging married clients who face possible nursing home admission. Remarried couples ages 50 and older have a divorce rate 2.5 times higher th...
Divorce and Social Security Benefits: Navigating Complex Rules for Support
September 15, 2020 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will focus on the issues family law counsel must consider when a client receives social security income (SSI) or social security disability income (SSDI). The panel will discuss considerations when calculating alimony and child support and best practices for structuring the divorce a...
Dividing High Value Items in Divorce: Art, Rare Collectibles, Antiques, Yachts, Jewelry
Valuation, Tax, and Other Considerations When Marital Assets Include High Value, One-of-a...
May 12, 2020 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will discuss the factors divorce counsel should consider when dividing or liquidating valuable art, collectibles (stamps and coins, rare antiques, baseball cards, etc.), yachts, aircrafts, and other one-of-a-kind items.
Expert Testimony in Divorce Litigation: Discovery, Depositions, and Trial
Strategies for Admissibility and Use
September 11, 2019 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will provide an advanced course on the role of expert testimony in divorce litigation. Such testimony can address multiple issues (financial, behavioral, etc.), and the divorce litigator must be able to manage the expert process through discovery, pretrial motions, and trial testimon...
Fraudulent Transfers and Concealment of Assets in Divorce
Receivership, Sequestration, and Other Extraordinary Remedies in Enforcing Dissolution, Sp...
October 31, 2018 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will examine the tools available to family law counsel facing concealment or fraudulent transfer of marital assets during divorce litigation. The panel will arm practitioners with practical guidance for using some often-overlooked, but highly effective, remedies to preserve and/or re...
Divorce Cases Involving Social Security or Social Security Disability Income: Implications...
Navigating Complex SSI and SSDI Rules; Structuring the Divorce Agreement to Maximize Benef...
March 14, 2017 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will provide guidance to family law counsel on navigating the complexities of representing divorce clients that receive Social Security Income (SSI) and/or Social Security Disability Income (SSDI). The panel will discuss considerations when calculating alimony and child support and b...
Deposition Strategies in Divorce and Custody Cases: Taking and Defending Depositions of Pa...
Leveraging Deposition Testimony During Discovery, Settlement and Trial
February 23, 2017 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will prepare family law practitioners to take and defend depositions of parties, lay witnesses and expert witnesses in divorce and custody cases. The panelist will explain tactics for preparing witnesses, outline techniques for effective questioning, and offer strategies for leveragi...
Representing Men in Divorce, Paternity and Custody Cases
Negotiating Spousal and Child Support, Custody Arrangements, and More
August 3, 2016 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will prepare family law counsel on the unique and complex challenges in representing men in a divorce, paternity or custody proceedings. The panel will offer practical strategies for male clients when negotiating settlements and seeking custody of children and payment of spousal or c...
Calculating Imputed Income in Divorce Proceedings
Examining Earning Capacity, Income Sources, and Intent in Spousal and Child Support Determ...
June 15, 2016 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will provide family law counsel with strategies for evaluating imputed income for asset divisions and child and spousal support determinations in divorce proceedings and settlements. The panel will offer insights on uncovering, establishing and evaluating potential sources of income;...
Divorce and the Impact of Business Valuations on Support and Equitable Distribution
Navigating Application and Defense of Valuation Discounts and Complexities of Personal Goo...
May 12, 2015 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will prepare family law counsel for the complexities of business valuations during a divorce, including how to apply and defend against valuation discounts and ways to approach the analysis of personal goodwill.
Evidentiary Challenges in Divorce Cases: Traditional and Electronic Communications
Authenticating, Admitting and Objecting to Admission of Evidence and Testimony
October 31, 2013 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will provide family law counsel with approaches for defending the admissibility of evidence in divorce cases. The panel will discuss laying the foundation for exhibits, review authenticating and introducing different types of evidence, and identify ways to restrict evidence and testi...
QDRO Drafting Strategies and Divorce Judgments
Avoiding Pitfalls That Result in Unintended Loss of Retirement Plan Benefits
September 19, 2013 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will prepare family law attorneys to identify common mistakes and issues that arise in drafting judgments of divorce/dissolution and qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs). The panel will outline practical solutions to prevent and alleviate errors.
Divorce: Classifying, Valuing, and Dividing Executive Employment Benefits
July 30, 2013 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will provide divorce counsel with a review of equitable distribution and income availability of executive employment benefits, including stock options, severance and executive comp, either upon divorce or for a post-judgment modification. The panel will review valuation methods for d...
Military Divorce: Dividing Military Retirement Benefits
Navigating Unique Rules for Pension Division and Survivor Annuity
June 25, 2013 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will prepare family law attorneys to identify the important issues that arise in dividing military pensions, such as navigating applicable federal laws and procedures, dealing with jurisdictional issues, choosing methods of pension division, and allocating the Survivor Benefit Plan.
Divorce and Distribution of Hard to Value and Non-Transferrable Business Interests
Navigating Valuation and Distribution Methods and Complexities
May 21, 2013 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will prepare family law counsel on the distribution of hard to value and non-transferable business interests in limited partnership and other entities in the context of divorce. The panel will outline ways to address distribution issues and suggest language to include in the marital...
Divorce and Tax Issues: Evaluating Key Opportunities and Risks
Navigating Tax Consequences for Support, Assets and Liabilities Division, Deductions, Cred...
January 16, 2013 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will provide family law counsel with a review of tax issues in dividing property or negotiating support. The panel will focus on potential tax opportunities in filing status, dependency deductions and credits, carryover losses, property transfers, support considerations, and innocent...
Military Divorce: Support Obligations and Healthcare Coverage
Navigating Unique Rules for Alimony, Child Support, Health Insurance Coverage and Enforcem...
December 19, 2012 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will prepare family law attorneys to identify the key issues that arise concerning support obligations and healthcare coverage, including military support regulations, ways to obtain support in the absence of an order, and how to enforce the support once it has been ordered.
Divorce and Dividing Stock Options
Identifying, Classifying and Valuing Stock Options for Equitable Distribution and Income A...
November 28, 2012 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will prepare family law practitioners to better represent litigants in identifying, classifying and valuing stock options for purposes of both equitable distribution and income availability upon divorce or in the context of post-judgment modification.
Hidden Assets in Divorce Cases
Navigating Complexities in Tax Returns and Financial Statements to Uncover Assets and Inco...
October 10, 2012 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will provide family law counsel with a review of the challenges in locating hidden assets or money during a divorce. The panel will focus on appropriate discovery methods to obtain information, explain ways to analyze financial documents, and outline approaches to prevent dissipation...
Prenuptial Agreements for First, Subsequent and Later-In-Life Marriages
Negotiating and Crafting Agreements to Protect and Provide for Distribution of Assets
August 16, 2012 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will prepare family law attorneys to represent the interests of parties entering first, subsequent or later-in-life marriages, when negotiating and drafting premarital agreements.
Divorce and Trust Assets: Support and Property Settlement Considerations
Identifying and Discovering Trusts, Classifying Trust Assets as Marital Property, and Valu...
June 19, 2012 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will prepare practitioners with best practices to represent the interests of parties in discovering trusts and classifying a party's interest in the trust as a marital asset. The panel will review valuation methods and ways to attack the trust or protect the beneficiary's interest in...
Family Law and Estate Planning Issues Before, During and After Divorce
Evaluating the Impact of Pre- and Post-Nuptial Agreements, Trusts, Gifting, and Revisions...
May 3, 2012 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will prepare family law attorneys to identify and consider the estate planning issues that arise prior to the marriage, at all stages of a divorce, and after the conclusion of the divorce action. The panel will outline important estate planning strategies for divorcing clients.
Special Needs Planning in Divorce: Preserving Disability Benefits
Special Needs Trusts, Child Support and Alimony Considerations in Settlement Agreements an...
January 5, 2012 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will prepare family law attorneys with approaches to preserve disability benefits in divorces involving special needs children or spouses. The panel will identify and explain the complex issues, including alimony, child support, SSI, Medical Assistance (MA), and supplemental and spec...
Child Custody Evaluations: Forensic Mental Health Professionals as Experts or Consultants
Presenting, Analyzing and Deconstructing Custody Evaluation Reports
November 16, 2011 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will prepare family law attorneys to use a mental health consultant in preparing for a child custody case and in rebutting opinions and conclusions in the custody evaluation report. The panel will highlight factors that the court typically wants to know about the custody evaluation r...
Child Custody Jurisdiction Under the UCCJEA: Navigating the Complexities
Determining Where to Initiate or Maintain a Custody Action and Leveraging Enforcement or M...
October 19, 2011 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will prepare family law attorneys to identify the critical factors that determine which state is appropriate to initiate or maintain an existing child custody action under the UCCJEA. The panel will discuss how to utilize the UCCJEA to enforce or modify child custody orders across st...
Mid-Life Divorce: Unique Challenges for Baby Boomers and Older Couples
Strategies for Marital Estate Division, Spousal Support and Retirement Distribution
June 7, 2011 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will prepare attorneys to handle the complex issues that arise in divorce cases at mid-life and beyond. The panel will outline strategies for structuring settlements, including marital estate division, spousal support and post-divorce distributions of retirement plan contributions an...
Boilerplate Clauses in Contracts: Avoiding Unintended Consequences
Common Pitfalls and Practical Solutions for Standard Contract Provisions
May 17, 2011 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will prepare attorneys to strategically use boilerplate clauses and identify the pitfalls in using standard contract clauses without adapting to the unique circumstances. The panel will demonstrate unintended consequences that can result in using boilerplate without appropriate and t...
Deposition Techniques and Strategies: Beyond the Basics
Sharpening Evaluation, Questioning and Objection Skills in Taking or Defending Depositions
May 5, 2011 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will provide strategies for attorneys to hone their deposition skills. The panel will discuss sharpening witness evaluation skills, outline effective questioning techniques, and offer their experiences with methods to box in a witness.
Spousal Maintenance Strategies
Determining Type and Duration, Defining Income, Anticipating Modification and Ensuring Enf...
April 14, 2011 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will provide guidance to counsel for determining spousal maintenance and for overcoming challenges related to type, duration, modification and enforcement.
Family Law and the Role of Financial and Asset Experts
Evaluating Whether, When and How to Use an Expert
March 31, 2011 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will prepare family law attorneys to use financial and asset experts. The panel will discuss when to consult with a financial and asset expert and the areas in which the expert can provide invaluable support in preparing your case.
Structured Settlements and Deferred Attorney Fees
Leveraging Structured Arrangements to Protect the Client, Facilitate Case Resolution, and...
March 1, 2011 • CLE • CLE On-Demand, Download
This CLE course will provide a review of structured settlements, including 468B QSFs, and tax-deferred options for attorney contingency fee payments. The panel will explain how to use structured settlements to advance resolution of the litigation, protect the client, and provide tax benefits to cont...