The session includes the following three presentations:
Mediation: When Clients Have Limited Funds, the Other Spouse Wants to Stay Married and There’s High Conflict
Laurie A. Malone, Attorney at Law
This presentation will address the basics of mediation, as well as how mediation is a great tool for clients with limited funds. We will address the fundamentals of a planned separation, which keeps cases from getting ugly when the other spouse does not want a divorce. We will also discuss parenting coordination for high-conflict cases as far as when they are appropriate and how it works.
Calculating and Modifying Child Support and Spousal Support
Ryan P. Nowlin, Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP
This presentation will address how the courts calculate, modify and terminate child support and spousal support. Topics of discussion will include the statutory definition of income for support calculation purposes; a review of the child support guidelines worksheet; when to deviate from the child support guidelines; various counties’ approaches to spousal support; and how to obtain a modification or termination of child support and spousal support.
Child Advocacy in Administrative and School Discipline Matters
Jason D. Wallace, Wallace & Bache LLC
This presentation will address the unique aspects of advocating on behalf of children in administrative matters, with a primary emphasis on school discipline cases. The presentation will provide an overview of the disability laws as they apply to children in public schools, laws applicable to the discipline of general education students and of students with disabilities, and will discuss strategies for handling discipline matters for minor clients and their families.
CLE begins promptly at 9 AM and will conclude at 12:15 PM
Pre-register for a discounted rate of $75
3 Hour CLE pending approval
Registration at the door will be permitted for $85.