Skillfully handle the most challenging family law cases!
Family law is growing increasingly more complex. The potential complications of high-wealth or high-conflict divorce can intimidate some attorneys into shying away from such cases. Do you have the skills to step up to the plate? We've compiled the most confounding and involved issues you're likely to encounter in your practice and put our attorney faculty to the task of demonstrating how to successfully tackle them. Gain from their collective experience - enroll today and sharpen your professional edge!
- Explore the most difficult areas of family law practice and get solutions from seasoned attorney faculty.
- Protect the rights of cohabitating couples and clarify the boundaries of such protection in the eyes of the law.
- Get the latest updates on paternity law in recent court decisions.
- Obtain the best settlement for your client by conquering the division of complex assets.
- Suspect the opposing spouse is hiding assets? Learn how to track them down and include them in the settlement.
- Get tips on effectively arguing for and against contempt orders.
- Get new tactics for enforcement, modification and termination of child support and spousal maintenance.
- Make the best use of forensic accountants and valuation experts to ensure all assets are on deck at the time of settlement.
- Help clients think ahead: find out how divorce affects estate plans and what new provisions must be made.
- Safeguard clients from allegations of financial misconduct with timely advice on the consequences of their spending.
Who Should Attend
This advanced level program will benefit:
- Guardians Ad Litem and Other Child Representatives
- Social Workers
- Non-Traditional Family Structures and Paternity Disputes
- Navigating Complex Asset Cases
- Effectively Arguing Contempt Issues
- Advanced Child and Spousal Support Issues
- Death and Divorce - Estate Planning Considerations
Continuing Education Credit
Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 6.70 *
* denotes specialty credits
J. WESLEY HISAW is a shareholder with Holland Law P.C., where his practice areas include domestic law, personal injury, product liability, corporate law, civil rights lawsuits, estate law, and employment law. Mr. Hisaw was named one of the Top 40 Under 40 Litigation lawyers for the state of Mississippi by the American Society of Legal Advocates and the National Trial Lawyer's Association. He was also named a Top Ten Attorney for the state of Mississippi in the area of personal injury by the National Association of Personal Injury Attorneys and listed as a Premier 100 Attorney by the American Academy of Trial Attorneys. Mr. Hisaw is licensed to practice in Mississippi and Tennessee, and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Sixth Circuits, Northern District of Mississippi, Southern District of Mississippi, and the Western District of Tennessee. He is also listed as a Rising Star with Super Lawyers. He earned his undergraduate degree and his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Mississippi.
JOYCE H. SEALAND is a shareholder with the Memphis law firm of Evans | Petree PC, where she practices in estate and income tax planning, and probate. Ms. Sealand has been practicing law for 30 years, and frequently lectures for National Business Institute and other professional groups on probate, estate planning, and trust issues. She is a member of the Tennessee and Memphis bar associations, the Association for Women Attorneys, and the Estate Planning Council. Ms. Sealand earned both her B.B.A. degree and J.D. degree from the University of Memphis.
MATTHEW THOMPSON founded and operates the Thompson Law Firm, pllc, emphasizing family law in Mississippi, including divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, modification, contempt, adoption and appellate practice areas. He received his undergraduate degree from Mississippi State University and his J.D. degree from Mississippi College School of Law. During his time in law school, he was an officer with the Law Student Bar Association and earned the American Jurisprudence Award for legislation. He is currently an adjunct professor of law at Mississippi College School of Law, where he teaches domestic relations (family law). Mr. Thompson is also a board member of the Mississippi Legal Services Corp and the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project. He is vice-chair of The Mississippi Bar and a member of the Professional Responsibility Committee.