38th Annual Family Law 2019 Seminar Materials

Publication Date: October 2019
Available Formats: Print and Searchable PDF via immediate download, CD-ROM, or USB Flash Drive
Pages: 294

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This comprehensive, stand-alone publication is direct from an October 2019 seminar cosponsored with the Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar.

For over three decades, this annual event has brought together family law attorneys from across Virginia for an indispensable educational and networking opportunity.

Table of Contents

UPDATE ON VIRGINIA FAMILY LAW
Edward D. Barnes

I. Introduction
        A. Abbreviations
        B. Published and Unpublished Cases

II. Procedural Issues
        A. Jurisdiction
        B. Fraud
        C. Res Judicata
        D. Continuance
        E. Discovery
        F. Contempt
        G. Grounds for Divorce
    
III. Support and Maintenance
        A. Modification

IV. Premarital and Property Settlement Agreements
        A. Interpretation

V. Equitable Distribution
        A. Classification
        B. Division of Assets

VI. Child Support
        A. Determination
    
VII. Custody and Visitation
        A. Modification
        B. Adoption, Step Parent, Grandparent, or Other Family Member
        Visitation/Custody

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: 2019 GENERAL ASSEMBLY SESSION

Lawrence D. Diehl

I. In General
        A. Summary List of 2019 Legislation
        B. General Overview of 2019 Session

II. Marriage
        A. None

III. Equitable Distribution
        A. Military Retirement Benefits

IV. Divorce
        A. Determination of Indigency for Filing Fees and Costs of
        Divorce
        B. Waiver of Service of Process

V. Child Support
        A. Jurisdiction for Findings of Fact for Child to Apply for Benefits
        B. Child Support-Suspension of Driver’s License

VI. Spousal Support
        A. None

VII. Custody/Visitation
        A. Temporary Delegation of Parental or Legal Custodial Powers;
        Child-placing Agency
        B. Authority to Order Exchange of Child at Meeting Place

VIII. Miscellaneous
        A. Protective Orders - Medical Evidence
        B. Protective Orders - Contents of Preliminary Protective Orders;
        Docketing of Appeal
        C. Adoptions - Post - Adoption Contact and Communication
        Agreements
        D. Assisted Conception - Gender Neutral Terminology

RESIST/REFUSE CUSTODY CASES

Dr. Edward D. Farber
Brian M. Hirsch


I. Introduction
        A. What is a Resist/Refuse Custody Case?
        B. Approaches

II. Dissecting the Resist/Refuse Case
        A. Manifestations of Resist/Refuse Cases
        B. Vulnerability of Child to Being Alienated
        C. Cause of Resist/Refuse
        D. Continuum of Parent-Child Problems
        E. Evidence Gathering

III. Clinical Aspects of Resist/Refuse Cases
        A. The Players
        B. The Child Who Rejects
        C. Vulnerability of Child to Being Alienated
        D. The Favored Parent
        E. The Rejected Parent
        F. Parent-Child Contact Models
        G. Impact of Separation/Divorce on Children

IV. Judicial Remedies
        A. Parenting Coordinators
        B. Motion to Modify Custody
        C. Rule to Show Cause
        D. Criminal Kidnapping
        E. Ethical Considerations
        F. Pre-Filing Injunction
        G. Response to Rule to Show Cause/Motion to Modify
        H. Psychological Evaluation
        I. Custody Evaluation

V. Psychological Interventions
        A. Critical Factors That Determine Outcome for Children
        B. Reunification Therapy
        C. Three Types of Interventions
        D. Desensitization of Phobias
        E. Types of Therapy for Phobic Child to Parent Avoidance
        F. Roles of the Court
        G. Order of Interventions
        H. Why Intervene at All?
        I. Risks Associated with Interviewing Children
        J. Ages and Perceptions

SO YOUR CLIENT WANTS TO MEDIATE: TIPS, STRATEGIES,
AND ADVICE

David L. Ginsberg
Nathan J. Olson


I. What is Mediation?
        A. Definitions
        B. Incorrect Definitions

II. Roles and Responsibilities of the Mediator
        A. Who is the Mediator?
        B. Certification Process
        C. Roles of the Mediator
        D. What Mediators Can and Cannot Do
        E. Mediator’s Role After Parties Have Reached an Agreement

III. Preparing Your Client for Mediation
        A. Guidance for Mediations Without Attorneys
        B. Guidance for Mediations with Attorneys
        C. Post Mediation

IV. Mediation Styles
        A. Facililtatives
        B. Evaluative
        C. Interest-Based
        D. Other Forms

V. What Cases Are Appropriate for Mediation
        A. Cases That Are Appropriate for Mediation
        B. Cases That May Not Be Appropriate for Mediation

VI. How to Choose a Mediator
        A. Style
        B. Physical Arrangements
        C. Format/Mediation Sessions
        D. Mediator’s Experience and Background
        E. Potential Biases
        F. Who Chooses the Mediator?
    
THE IMPLICATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL MEDIA
IN FAMILY LAW MATTERS

Kevin Dorsey

UNDERSTANDING BAR COMPLAINTS AND THE DISCIPLINARY PROCESS

Prescott L. Prince

Authors

Edward D. Barnes

Lawrence D. Diehl

Dr. Edward D. Farber

Brian M. Hirsch

David L. Ginsberg

Nathan J. Olson

Kevin Dorsey

Prescott L. Prince

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