30th Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar Materials - SALE!

Publication Date: April 2014
Available Formats: Print or searchable PDF via download, USB Flash Drive, or CD-ROM
Pages: 394

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Topics Covered:

  • Annual Legislative Update
  • Annual Case Law Update
  • Attorney's Fees and Family Law
  • Panel of Judges: Advice Regarding Attorney Fee Requests, Guardians Ad Litem, and Other Hot Topics of the Day
  • Cooperative Practice: The Flexible ADR Framework
  • Ethical Considerations Associated with ADR, Mediation, Cooperative Divorce, and Other Family Issues
  • Mediation Virginia Code Citations

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Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: 2014 GENERAL ASSEMBLY SESSION
Lawrence D. Diehl

I. In General
    A. Summary List of 2014 Legislation
    B. General Overview of 2014 Session

II. Equitable Distribution
    A. Life Insurance

III. Divorce/Marriage
    A. Affidavits in Support of Divorce
    B. Fees for Celebrant of Marriage

IV. Child Support
    A. Child Support Guidelines - Updated Schedules

V. Spousal Support
    A. No Amendments

VI. Custody/Visitation
    A. Person with a Legitimate Interest

VII. Miscellaneous
    A. Protective Orders
    B. Criminal Statutes     
    C. Duty of Court to Issue an Opinion

ATTORNEY’S FEES AND FAMILY LAW
Kenneth B. Murov
Hope C. Hutchinson


I. The Authority and Discretion of the Court
    A. Statutory Authority
    B. The Amount of Attorney Fees is Subject to the Discretion
    of the Court
    C. Standard of Review Upon Appeal: Attorney Fees Will Not Be
    Distributed Unless There is a Clear Abuse of Discretion

II. The Factors and Evidence Considered by the Court
    A. Factors to be Considered
    B. Sufficient Evidence Required

III. Attorney’s Fees and the Underlying Causes of Action
    A. Attorney’s Fees and Spousal Support
    B. Attorney Fees and Property Settlement Agreements
    C. Attorney Fees in Contempt Proceedings
    D. Reservation of Attorney Fees and Costs
    E. Attorney Fees Incurred Upon Appeal

IV. Protecting Your Interests
    A. Fee Agreement Rule 1:5(b)
    B. Attorney’s Charging Lien

PANEL OF JUDGES: A DISCUSSION OF HOT TOPICS IN FAMILY LAW
PRACTICE TODAY INCLUDING GUARDIANS AD LITEM, ATTORNEY’S
FEES, RECENT CASE LAW, AND VIEWS FROM THE BENCH

Hon. Glenn C. Croshaw
Hon. Michael F. Devine
Hon. Thomas B. Hoover
Hon. Elizabeth Kellas


COOPERATIVE PRACTICE: THE FLEXIBLE ADR FRAMEWORK
Nancy Zalusky Berg

COOPERATIVE LAW PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT
Nancy Zalusky Berg

STATEMENT OF PROCESS AND COMMITMENT
Nancy Zalusky Berg

UPDATE ON VIRGINIA FAMILY LAW
Edward D. Barnes
Craig W. Sampson
Irene C. Delcamp


I. Introduction
    A. Introduction
    B. Published and Unpublished Cases
            
II. Procedural Issues
    A. Finality of Orders

III. Support and Maintenance
    A. Determination
    B. Modification

IV. Premarital and Property Settlement Agreements
    A. Validity
    B. Interpretation
    C. Enforcement

V. Equitable Distribution
    A. Classification
    B. Valuation
    C. Division of Assets
    D. Enforcement Related to QDRO’s
    
VI. Child Support
    A. Determination of Award/Arrearages
    B. Modification
    C. College Expenses/Private Schooling/Actitivites
    D. Child Support Beyond the Age of Majority

VII. Custody and Visitation
    A. Determination of Custody/Visitation
    B. Modification of Custody/Visitation

VIII. Parental Rights
    A. Termination of Parental Rights/Foster Care/Findings of Abuse
    and Neglect

ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH ADR, MEDIATION,
COOPERATIVE DIVORCE, COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE IN FAMILY

LAW MATTERS
Frank West Morrison
Gigi Robson
Lisa L. Schenkel
P. Marshall Yoder


I. Hypotheticals

II. Discussion of Possible Answers to Hypotheticals

MEDIATION VIRGINIA CODE CITATIONS
Frank West Morrison

Authors

Lawrence D. Diehl

Kenneth B. Murov

Hope C. Hutchinson

Hon. Glenn C. Croshaw

Hon. Michael F. Devine

Hon. Thomas B. Hoover

Hon. Elizabeth Kellas

Nancy Zalusky Berg

Edward D. Barnes

Craig W. Sampson

Irene C. Delcamp

Frank West Morrison

Gigi Robson

Lisa L. Schenkel

P. Marshall Yoder

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