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Family law cases can be as complicated as the dissolving families that seek their counsel. Advanced Skills and Techniques for Family Law Practice 2020 will address an array of issues that can arise as divorce attorneys help clients untie the knot.
Allocating what’s yours and mine
Divorce doesn’t just involve two people parting ways; it also involves the division of assets, and the calculation process can get tricky. Get tips for creating and defending marital property agreements. Know what sorts of income are available for support. Get creative suggestions for considering Social Security in property division.
Plus, ensure you understand the elements of a proper QDRO valuation and avoid common mistakes when assessing the value of a retirement plan for division.
In emotionally-charged family law cases, it’s not uncommon for couples to accuse each other of being unreasonable. But when “unreasonable” is being used to describe one party’s approach to litigation, the court may conclude an overtrial has occurred. Discuss ways to avoid risking “excessive” litigation. Help your clients develop better strategies avoid costly attorney fees and overtrial sanctions.
Also, discover how to best present evidence more efficiently, so you’re not wasting the Court’s time on inadmissible financial records, police reports, and/or social media findings.
Culture’s role in the family
You’re proficient in the law, but how would you rate your cultural literacy? To best serve your clients, you must be mindful of how cultural norms can affect family court matters. Receive advice for navigating cultural differences and communicating more effectively with clients.
Be prepared to work through complicated entanglements in family law cases with help from Advanced Skills and Techniques for Family Law Practice 2020.