Divorce Law Fundamentals - The Initial Divorce Filing: Complaint v. Joint Petition and Motion Practice: What are Temporary Orders?

11/20/2018 - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
How to complete the Complaint or Joint Petition and what forms must accompany them. The differences between each process and the timeline for each process. Discussion will include Supplemental Probate Court Rule 411....
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Intersection of College Costs and Child Support

12/05/2018 - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
How much is support really reduced when a parent is also paying tuition and other minor children are at home? Listen to the Views of Judges from Essex, Middlesex & Norfolk on this topic and enjoy holiday cider and cookies....
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Divorce Law Fundamentals: The Financial Statement & Supplemental Rule 410

12/11/2018 - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Join us to learn how to accurately complete the Financial Statement, the Attorney Certification, the differences between the long form and the short form financial statement. The discussion will include some advanced topics such as rental property, business income and business assets....
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Divorce Law Fundamentals - Section 34: Income, Assets, Liabilities & Discovery

01/15/2019 - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Chapter 208, Section 34 will be reviewed in detail with a focus on the factors the courts consider when assigning property and liabilities in a divorce....
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Divorce Law Fundamental: Child Support & Alimony

02/26/2019 - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Discussion of the Alimony Reform Act and the Child Support Guidelines, including a discussion of tax consequences of each and the methodologies for calculating support which have both a child support and alimony component. Discussion will include timing, emancipation and dependency exemptions....
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Divorce Law Fundamentals: Custody & Parenting Plans

03/19/2019 - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Discussion will include an understanding of legal custody and physical custody; how to handle custody disputes; what are GALs and when are they needed; what are Parent Coordinators and when are they helpful; how to draft parenting plans; what types of provisions should be included in parenting plans....
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Divorce Law Fundamentals - Pre-Trial Practice: The Memo, the 4-way and the Pre-Trial

04/23/2019 - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
What is a Pretrial Conference? When are they held? What are the procedures? Do they vary from county to county and judge to judge? What is expected of parties and lawyers? What is needed at a Pretrial Conference?...
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Divorce Law Fundamentals: Separation Agreements

05/21/2019 - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
In this session, the Panelists will discuss the essential provisions for all Separation Agreements related to: alimony, custody/parenting plans, child support, the division of the marital estate, health insurance, income taxes, and life insurance, as well as the key provisions related to the enforcement and modification of a Separation Agreement. ...
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Divorce Law Fundamentals - Post-Judgment Issues: Division of Retirement Assets, Contempts & Modifications

06/18/2019 - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Join us for the final installation of Divorce Law Fundamentals for the year. We'll discuss retirement assets, contempts and modifications....
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