Handling Spousal Support Issues: Tips for the Virginia Lawyer (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $140 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 5/31/2018


A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay of the June 2015 webcast, Spousal Support Update (2015).

Topics covered include:

  • Spousal support statutes in Virginia
  • Relevant case law that every Virginia attorney should know
  • Spousal support guidelines or formulas
  • The tax issues related to alimony and the tax mistakes to avoid
  • Factors that the courts consider when making spousal support determinations
  • Spousal support in high-wealth cases
  • The impact of premarital agreements on spousal support — what can you do to protect your client?
  • Modifiable vs. non-modifiable spousal support
  • Grounds to modify
  • New trends or theories on the issue of alimony

Spousal support issues are often some of the most difficult and hotly contested aspects of divorce proceedings. For practitioners, alimony involves ever-evolving case law, statutes to consider, and very specific tax implications. In Virginia, family law attorneys must be aware of the ways in which the courts handle spousal support and the factors that go into a spousal support determination.

This program will provide attendees with an in-depth and comprehensive overview of spousal support issues in Virginia. The experienced practitioner speakers will prepare practitioners to proceed with confidence when negotiating an agreement or litigating a case. Learn the current trends, the emergent case law, and the persuasive arguments that will produce the best results in your divorce cases.


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David L. Ginsberg, Cooper Ginsberg Gray / Fairfax
David Ginsberg attended the University of Virginia, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree from the McIntire School of Commerce with concentrations in finance and marketing in 1992. He earned his law degree from George Mason School of Law in 1996, where he was a member of the Civil Rights Law Journal.
Mr. Ginsberg has been recognized as a top divorce lawyer by Washingtonian magazine and Northern Virginia magazine. He is an experienced litigator, and has handled complex equitable distribution, custody, and support cases. He has a particular interest in cases involving business entities and asset-tracing issues, and he has extensive experience with cases that require the division of stock options, deferred compensation plans, pensions, financial securities, and investments. Mr. Ginsberg encourages his clients to pursue their settlement options whether through negotiation, mediation, or the collaborative process. He has helped numerous clients settle cases, frequently by employing creative approaches and ideas that are designed specifically for each case.
Additionally, Mr. Ginsberg has written briefs and presented oral argument to the Virginia Court of Appeals on issues such as child support, attorney sanctions, and discovery. He has authored articles for publication in the Family Law News and Virginia Trial Lawyers Journal, and has presented seminars on spousal support and tracing.
Mr. Ginsberg serves as a board member of the Fairfax Law Foundation, past-president of the George Mason School of Law Alumni Association Board, previously served as the chair of the Fairfax Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Committee, and has been honored with the Fairfax Bar Association President's Award. He is also a member of the Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia, Virginia State Bar, Fairfax Bar Association, and American Bar Association.  Mr. Ginsberg is also an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University School of Law.

Kelly S. Hite, The Law Offices of Kelly S. Hite, PLLC / Fairfax
Kelly Sweeney Hite is the founder and managing partner of the Law Offices of Kelly S. Hite, PLLC. She has lived in Fairfax County since 1978. Ms. Hite graduated from Virginia Tech in 1987, attended the University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, and received a Juris Doctor degree in 1990. She has practiced family law exclusively since 1994.
Her knowledge and dedication to her field, integrity, and the high quality of her work have garnered the respect of her peers. As evidence of this, she was chosen to serve as a Neutral Case Evaluator for the Fairfax County Circuit Court, has an AV (peer review) rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and has been recognized as a top divorce lawyer by Northern Virginia magazine, Super Lawyers,and Best Lawyers in America.

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