Co-produced with the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin
Untying the knot
Family law issues can resemble a tangled web—a web that’s complicated by individuals with differing emotions and conflicting goals. Advanced Skills and Techniques for Family Law Practice will give experienced attorneys new tools for resolving sensitive, high-stakes family law cases without losing their own peace of mind.
Get the answer right the first time
Interstate moves involving children raise challenging legal questions, and children’s lives can literally be uprooted in the process. Learn how to preemptively spot potential UCCJEA issues, so as to minimize any harmful effects on children caught in the middle of a custody dispute. Stop drawn-out fights over money by learning how to calculate and divide income and benefits in a divorce action.
Also, discover how to best-present physical evidence, financial records, police reports, and social media findings in court, so you’re not wasting time on inadmissible evidence.
When emotions run high
Battles over divorce, custody, and money can bring out the worst in people. And thanks to social contagion theory, bad attitudes can spread like a bad cold.1 Gain tools and guidance for reacting to rude parties or opposing counsel, so you don’t also succumb to regretful behavior.
Unfortunately, “bad” behavior can sometimes escalate to threats, vandalism, sabotage, assaults, or physical attacks. A recent SBW survey found that roughly 16% of reported threats to attorneys and their staff were directed at family law practitioners.2 Learn tips for protecting you and your staff in case litigants’ behavior crosses the line into dangerous territory.
Resolve difficult family law cases with help from Advanced Skills and Techniques for Family Law Practice.
1 Study: Your Moods Are Contagious, Depression is Not 2 The Threat of Violence: What Wisconsin Lawyers Experience