Hot Topics in Virginia Divorce Law

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Thursday, June 23, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
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Tuesday, July 26, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET
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MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 2.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Designation Credit: 2.0 Divorce and Family Law (Designations Information)
Registration Fees: Live on Site: $159
Webcast:
$159
Telephone: $179

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Why Attend?

  • Learn about Virginia’s simplified no-fault divorce requirements, which no longer require a corroborating witness or the expense of a deposition
  • Compare Virginia’s new one-party procedure to those of other states that use a similar one-party process
  • Explore the current purchasing power of various digital assets, and see how they are divided in the context of equitable distribution of the marital estate
  • BONUS: For no extra charge, those attending in person at the Bobzien-Gaither Education Center on June 23 may enjoy an exclusive wine tasting following the program! Socialize with fellow attendees and presenters while sampling and enjoying wines from Valley Road Vineyards in Afton.

Gain a working understanding of Virginia’s simplified no-fault divorce requirements, which no longer require a corroborating witness, and then take a tour of digital asset issues to learn how they can complicate property division in divorce cases in the Commonwealth. Review the changes to section 20-106 and familiarize yourself with the one-party affidavit process in support of an uncontested divorce. Compare Virginia’s new procedure to those used in other states with a similar one-party process. A sample affidavit will be provided, and the benefits and potential issues of using this streamlined divorce process will also be covered.

Undoubtedly, you have heard about digital assets, but what are they and how are attorneys and courts addressing them in divorce cases? This seminar will provide a basic understanding of the various forms of digital assets, how they are acquired, sold, and traded, how they impact income for purposes of calculating support, how they are owned, and how they can be valued and divided in the context of equitable distribution of the marital estate. An understanding of digital assets is critical to any case where these are part of the marital property. Build your vocabulary for and understanding of the varying types of digital assets including relevant definitions and platforms.

The seminar will focus on the current purchasing power of digital assets, steps to acquire the currency and assets, the meaning of a digital wallet, how to identify, trace, convert, and transfer the assets, and any intellectual property rights that may attach. Explore how to find and value these digital assets and how to present evidence to the court for purposes of properly calculating support and properly valuing and dividing the marital estate.

Our experienced presenters will also review evolving federal and state laws that affect these assets as well as reviewing current case law that addresses these assets and currencies in the context of a divorce action.

ATTENDING IN PERSON ON JUNE 23?

The Bobzien-Gaither Education Center in Richmond/Innsbrook is our new state-of-the-art facility designed with your safety in mind. It features a Centurion air filtration system, which quickly and effectively eliminates viruses and bacteria. Additionally, the facility is thoroughly cleaned before each seminar, and face masks and hand sanitizer will be available.

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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 (June 23) (Eastern Time)

12:00 Hot Topics in Virginia Divorce Law
2:00 Adjourn
  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Richmond begins at 11:30 a.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 (July 26) (Eastern Time)

10:00 Hot Topics in Virginia Divorce Law
12:00 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

FACULTY

Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson, SmolenPlevy / Vienna
Eva N. Juncker, Cipriani & Werner, PC / Fairfax


ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson, SmolenPlevy / Vienna

Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson, a partner with Smolen Plevy, has received numerous awards throughout her career, including being recognized as one of the “Leaders in the Law” by Virginia Lawyers Weekly in 2007. She has a varied practice that includes domestic relations matters and civil, estate, and probate litigation and has appeared before the various Circuit and District courts throughout Northern Virginia and in the Federal, Superior, and Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and a number of its administrative agencies. She has served the Virginia State Bar over the years, currently serving on its Bar Council and on the Board of Governors of its Diversity Conference. Ms. Dickerson was also appointed a Commissioner of the Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission in 2021. During her career, she has also served as President of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association, President of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and has been involved with the George Mason University School of Law, serving on its Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Taskforce and on its Alumni Association's Board of Directors for a number of years and as its President (2010–2012).

Eva N. Juncker, Cipriani & Werner, PC / Fairfax

Eva N. Juncker is a partner in Cipriani & Werner’s Washington metropolitan area (DMV) offices and Co-Chair of the firm's DMV Family Law practice group. She focuses her practice on all areas of family law, including divorce, juvenile law, custody, support, equitable distribution, post-divorce modification, partition actions, transgender issues, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, marital settlement agreements, and property settlement agreements. She also served as a qualified guardian ad litem in Virginia for over 10 years.

Ms. Juncker’s experience as a qualified guardian ad litem enabled her to focus on the independent best interests of the child while also supporting her client’s objectives. Her strategic approach on cases focuses on the best method of dealing with family law matters to maximize the desired outcome for her clients. While dealing with family law matters can be difficult emotionally and legally, Ms. Juncker is adept at addressing all aspects of the case assuring her clients that she is involved every step of the way for their legal matters.

Prior to joining C&W, Ms. Juncker was a partner at a law firm in Bethesda, Maryland.

Ms. Juncker has published numerous articles on a variety of LGBTQ issues, DEI and cultural concerns, as well as Family Law. She participates in marriage, transgender and family law seminars, support groups and panels.

Ms. Juncker has been recognized in “Top Lawyers” in Washington magazine for 2020 and 2021; “Influential Women of Law,” Virginia Lawyers Weekly in 2020; “Top 100 Lawyer,” The National Advocates in 2016; “25 Best Divorce Lawyers in Montgomery County,” Bethesda Magazine, in 2013 and 2017; “Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40,” by the National LGBT Bar Association in 2011; and Virginia Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in 2008.

Ms. Juncker is licensed to practice in Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia, and the United States Supreme Court.

She received her B.A. from the University of Virginia in 1996 and her J.D., cum laude, from the George Mason University School of Law in 1999.

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