Jun 11th 2019
This presentation addresses specific issues and approaches for the use of a Parenting Plan Coordinator (PPC) in cases of high conflict custody and parenting. The use and concept for a Parenting Coordinator or a Special Master varies county by county throughout the State. This presentation addresses the application of a "referee" to cases with a sin
May 29th 2019
This is a focused program on the application of the laws of evidence and practical approaches to present your expert testimony to a Judge and get it in evidence. Your case warrants expert testimony. Your client has spent a substantial fees and costs to get the expert to the stand. You must assure your expert presents a powerful opinion for consider
May 14th 2019
This presentation addresses specific issues that arise in representation of a business owner in the dissolution, including: 1. The recent case of IRMO Brooks (decided 3/27/19) and IRMO Brandes on characterization 2. Valuation criteria (Rev. Rul. 59-60, IRMO Hewitson, IRMO Honer) 3. Selection of valuation experts and maximizing the expert's credibil
Apr 24th 2019
Apr 8th 2019
Orange County 2019 Speakers Series " "Learn from the Masters: Custody & Support Litigation."
Mar 27th 2019
Mar 24th 2019
Mar 12th 2019
Dr. Margaret Lee discusses using a mental health expert to assist at various stages of a case involving custody and visitation, proposes various roles that can help achieve good outcomes for the minor children, and discusses some helpful approaches to dealing with that expert at trial.
Feb 27th 2019
This presentation continues the 2019 program series on family law trials. "Opening Statements and Motions in Limine"
Feb 12th 2019
This presentation covers what you need to know about mortgages in the divorce settlement process such as leveraging the mortgage as a settlement tool, key lender guidelines and creative workarounds, MSA verbiage, and case studies. This presentation also addresses key mortgage considerations during divorce, characteristics of divorce specific lender
Jan 22nd 2019
This presentation begins the 2019 program series on family law trials. The first installment is "Trial Briefs"
Dec 11th 2018
Separate Trials: A Practitioner’s Guide to Litigating the Issues That Make or Break a Case: Separate Trial on the Issue of Good Will: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly!
Nov 27th 2018
Explore the Myth of a True Joint Tenancy in Family Law: Characterization and Reimbursement Issues Relating to Joint Premarital Acquisitions. Issues arise when a couple purchases property together prior to marriage in joint form and one person contributes more to the acquisition than the other. The non-contributing spouse argues that a true joint te
Oct 23rd 2018
"Accounting/Tax Issues in Family Law" Be prepared to present and defend a tax return presented as evidence: What is a complete tax return? How to tell? What about information that comes with the tax return that really isn't part of it? Why look at the state tax return? Always look! What detail is presented in the Schedules, Statements or Other Info
Sep 17th 2018
Separate Trials: A Practitioner’s Guide to Litigating the Issues That Make or Break a Case: Separate Trial on Valuation Date (and Family Code 2337 Conditions)