Special Needs Planning for the Family Law Attorney

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Thursday, October 24, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
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Tuesday, November 19, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
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  • Telephone with Live Q&A
MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 2.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fee: $150

Information

Why Attend?

Attendees will learn:

  • Which government benefits are of concern when a family member has a disability
  • How to decide if government benefits need to be considered
  • How child or spousal support can be sheltered in a special needs trust
  • Which type of special needs trust can be used
  • What is an ABLE account and can it be utilized to protect benefits?

It is common for the disability of a spouse or of a child to be an issue in divorce proceedings. This seminar will provide you with the information you need to identify these issues and provide your clients with strategies to structure child and spousal support and property settlements so that family members do not lose eligibility for government benefits.

 

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Registration Deadlines:
Webcast: 10 minutes prior to seminar. If you register for a webcast the day of the seminar, your e-mail receipt will include a link to launch the seminar and download the materials.
Telephone: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Call (800) 979-8253 to register up to one hour prior to the seminar
Live on Site: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Walk-in registration is permitted on a space-available basis

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. You will, however, be charged $40 if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different seminar after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE.

Full refunds or transfers are available up to two days after a webcast in the unlikely event that you experience technical difficulties.

MCLE Credit Caveat: The MCLE Board measures credits by the time you spend in attendance. If you enter a seminar late or leave it early, or both, you must reflect those adjustments accurately in the credits you report on your credit reporting form. A code will be given at the end of the seminar, which must be written on your MCLE form.


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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (October 24) (Eastern Time)

3:00 Special Needs Planning for the Family Law Attorney
5:00 Adjourn
  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Charlottesville begins at 2:30 p.m.
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (November 19) (Eastern Time)

12:00 Special Needs Planning for the Family Law Attorney
2:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Kelly A. Thompson, Thompson Wildhack PLC / Arlington

Kelly Thompson has worked in the trusts and estates field since 1977, as both a trust banker and a trusts and estates attorney. Ms. Thompson’s current practice handles all aspects of estate planning, but focuses on planning for persons with special needs. She a member of The Special Needs Alliance, a national group of attorneys serving the legal needs of persons with disabilities and a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Ms. Thompson received her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, and her law degree from the Fordham University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and New York.

As a native of Northern Virginia, Ms. Thompson is dedicated to serving the Northern Virginia community. She is an active volunteer with The Arc of Northern Virginia, and serves as counsel for the pooled special needs trust sponsored by that organization. She also serves on the Legal Advisors group for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, National Capital Chapter. Ms. Thompson has previously served on the Board of Directors of Capital Hospice, on the Governing Board of the Trusts and Estates Section of the Virginia State Bar, and is a past president of both the Northern Virginia Estate Planning Council and Northern Virginia chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

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