36th Annual Advanced Family Law 2020 (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 6.0
Ethics Credits Included: 1.0

MCLE Credit: 6.0 (Ethics: 1.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
GAL for Children CE Credit: 2.0 (GAL Information)
Price: $299 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 04/30/2023

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A pre-recorded streaming AUDIO replay of the April 2020 live telephone seminar, 36th Annual Advanced Family Law.


Cosponsored with the Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar

The Region’s Premier Advanced Family Law Program!

Hear expert analysis on advanced family law topics, including:

  • A discussion of the best practices (and frequent pitfalls) when drafting prenuptial agreements
  • A panel discussion highlighting the use of financial experts in family law cases
  • A session on how to manage the division of retirement benefits for civilian federal employees and annuitants
  • An ethics presentation exploring several difficult topics that occur throughout an attorney’s career for which there never seems to be a satisfactory answer

Plus the Annual Legislative and Case Law Updates

 
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Schedule

COURSE TOPICS

Case Law Update on Virginia Family Law
Craig W. Sampson


A thorough review of significant family law decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Virginia Supreme Court, and the Virginia Court of Appeals.

Legislative Update: 2020 General Assembly Session
Lawrence D. Diehl


An annual, comprehensive summary of the status of recent legislative changes affecting family law in Virginia.

Drafting, Defending, and Challenging Prenuptial Agreements in Virginia
Steven L. Raynor


A discussion of the best practices (and frequent pitfalls) when drafting prenuptial agreements; the guidance provided by the Code of Virginia and case law; and when a prenuptial agreement warrants a challenge, and when it does not.

The Use of Financial Experts in Family Law Cases

Julie Hottle Day, David D. Masterman

H. Gray Broughton—Vocational Expert and Rehabilitation Counselor
Ethan H.R. Hitchcock—Forensic Accountant
Harold G. Martin—Business Valuator
Alex J. Uminski—Real Estate Appraiser


A panel discussion highlighting what these experts can provide, and considerations such as:  (1) when to retain an expert; (2) how to communicate and share information with your expert; (3) what opinions you should seek; (4) what form the final report should take; (5) when and how to use your expert in court; and (6) what the expert services might cost.

Division of Federal Civilian Retirement Benefits in Divorce
Dan Jamison

A session on how to manage the division of retirement benefits for civilian federal employees and annuitants, including: (1) understanding what benefits can be divided; (2) devising settlement agreement language; (3) preparing division orders; and 4) what to expect from the federal agencies involved.
Ethics in the Margins: If There’s No Right Answer, Then Why Do I Feel I’m Getting It Wrong?
Daniel L. Gray

An exploration of difficult topics (and a review of the pertinent Virginia Rules of Professional Responsibility) that occur throughout an attorney’s career for which there never seems to be a satisfactory answer.  Topics include: When, if ever, may a lawyer withhold information from a client? (including RPC 1.4)  Are “lawyer to lawyer” conversations okay? (including RPC 1.6)  Is it ever appropriate to put the best interests of a child above the best interests of a client?  How far do you push a client to accept a settlement proposal?  Is civility worth pursuing anymore? (including RPC 3.3 and 3.4)

Faculty

FACULTY

H. Gray Broughton, Broughton Associates, Inc. / Richmond
Julie Hottle Day, Culin, Sharp, Autry & Day, PLC / Fairfax
Lawrence D. Diehl, Barnes & Diehl, PC / Richmond
Daniel L. Gray, Cooper Ginsberg Gray / Fairfax
Ethan H.R. Hitchcock, Keiter / Glen Allen
Dan Jamison, FERSGUIDE, LLC / Richmond
Harold G. Martin, Jr., Keiter / Glen Allen
David D. Masterman, Masterman Krogmann PC / McLean
Steven L. Raynor, Raynor and Farmer, PC / Charlottesville
Craig W. Sampson, Barnes & Diehl, PC / Richmond
Alex J. Uminski, MGMiller Valuations Inc. / Richmond

MODERATOR

Susan M. Butler, ShounBach / Fairfax

COURSE CO-PLANNERS

Robert E. Henley III, Batzli Stiles Butler  PC / Richmond
Besianne Tavss Maiden, Tavss Fletcher / Norfolk
Richard B. Orsino, The Orsino Law Firm / Fairfax
Melanie E. Peters, Weaver Law Firm, PC / Roanoke

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