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Divorce Law Fundamentals Training Series: Section 34 - Income, Assets, Liabilities and Discovery

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA



The Divorce Law Fundamentals Training Series is a new program established by the Family Law section.  This training series is designed to provide a new lawyer or attorneys new to the practice of family law with an overview of the “life of a divorce case.”  The training series will cover topics such as the divorce client interview; filing the divorce complaint; child support and alimony; custody and parenting plans; discovery; motion practice; separation agreements and post-judgment issues.

In session M.G.L. c. 208, § 34 will be reviewed with a focus on the following:  a) factors that courts consider in dividing assets and liabilities; b) an overview of the various types of assets and liabilities; and, c) the best means of discovering those assets and liabilities. 

Questions to be covered will include the following:  What discovery is mandatory? What are the different types of discovery?  When and how should discovery be conducted? When should you take a deposition? What are Motions to Compel and when should be they be filed?  What is a Discovery Master and when do you need one?

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