Overcoming Difficult Issues in Family Law
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Overcoming Difficult Issues in Family Law
Resolving the wide variety of issues that must be addressed in family law can be challenging. This course will tackle some of the biggest problems in family cases, including tough discovery and evidence issues, complex assets, military divorce matters and much more. Don't miss this opportunity to take your family law skills to the next level with these helpful tactics for overcoming key challenges - register today!
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including - Ethics: 1.00 Marital and Family Law: 7.00
Approved by The Florida Bar, this program may qualify for up to 7.0 general hours of CLER self-study credit including 1.0 hour of self-study ethics credit. Certification: 7.0-Marital and Family Law.
AUBREY H. DUCKER JR. is a member in the Orlando office of CPLS, P.A., in the firm's family and elder law practice groups. His family law practice includes traditional family law representation in the areas of divorce and all issues incidental there too such as parenting issues, alimony, child support, property distribution, and related issues; his practice also introduces new strategies, including collaborative divorce, mediation and private trials, to assure his clients concerns are protected and secured. Mr. Ducker has served as a guardian ad litem in more than 130 cases in both terminations of parental rights cases and as a private guardian ad litem in divorce proceedings. He earned his associates degree (treasurer, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Valencia East Campus) from Valencia Community College; his B.A. degree (president of Society Professional Journalists, UCF) from the University of Central Florida; and his J.D. degree (president, Law College Council, 1998-1999) from the University of Florida's Frederic G. Levin College of Law's Program. Mr. Ducker's efforts on behalf of Florida's families, children, and mature population extends beyond his office and the courthouse and includes having served as a chair of the Elder Law Committee of the Orange County Bar Association and been recognized by his peers as he has received the Pro-Bono Champion Award of Excellence.
ALYSSA D. HONICKMAN is owner and operator of The Law Offices of Alyssa D. Honickman, P.A., focusing her practice on family law cases. She has two locations for her law firm in Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton, Florida. Ms. Honickman is an experienced trial attorney. She encourages settlement of her cases without court intervention but is prepared to litigate her cases at trial in the event settlement is not possible. Ms. Honickman's practice involves the litigation of domestic violence restraining orders, alimony, child support issues, time sharing and parenting plans, modification cases, paternity actions, and adoptions. She is also qualified to handle high conflict divorce cases. Ms. Honickman started her career as an assistant state attorney for the 17th Judicial Circuit and worked their four years before opening her own law firm. She is a member of the Broward County Bar Association (Family Law Section) and The Florida Bar (Family Law Section). Ms. Honickman participates in The Florida Bar's annual and semi-annual conventions. She is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts and Federal Court for the Southern District of Florida. Ms. Honickman earned her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Florida; and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Stetson College of Law with a concentration in trial advocacy.
MATTHEW L. LUNDY is the managing partner of Matthew Lundy Law - QDRO Law, a multi-jurisdictional QDRO law firm. He is licensed to practice law in Florida, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Mr. Lundy has a great deal of experience in analyzing and interpreting state and federal law related to retirement account division in family law cases, including but not limited to the Internal Revenue Code and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. He has written several articles on the subjects of retirement account division and the use of QDROs and similar orders in family law cases that have been published both state and nationwide. In addition, Mr. Lundy also has lectured on the subject of retirement account division to judges, family law practitioners, and other family law professionals throughout the country. As an attorney with a background in both family law and dividing retirement accounts specifically, Mr. Lundy has developed a unique understanding of both the legal and mechanical issues related to retirement account division. Mr. Lundy’s clients consist of both individual (non-attorney) clients and attorneys. Clients seek his counsel as a means to not only accurately address legal issues related to retirement accounts, but also to advise on and execute the most practical means of expeditiously resolving retirement account issues. Mr. Lundy has also spearheaded a movement to discourage the unlicensed practice of law in the context of QDRO preparation, as a means of protecting the public at large and to ensure that clients get the best and most complete service possible. This has included lecturing and writing articles on the topic of UPL, as well as seeking advisory opinions from at least one state bar association clarifying the bars position on this particular topic. He earned his B.A. degree from Duke University and his J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law.
SPENCER D. WEST is an equity partner, shareholder, and co-founder of the law firm of Mitchell & West, LLC. He specializes in the area of family law. Mr. West is admitted to the State Bar of Florida and State Bar of Massachusetts where he actively represents clients in an array of cases including divorces, custody, child support, relocation, modification, paternity, and domestic violence disputes. In addition, he is permitted to practice before Florida federal courts and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. West has assisted many professional clients including, but not limited to, doctors, lawyers, accountants and retired professional athletes with their high asset divorces and other disputes, as well as with drafting custom pre- and post-nuptial agreements. He is sought out by clients and other lawyers for his extensive expertise and dedication to fighting for his clients. Mr. West is an aggressive litigator who devotes himself to achieving the best results for his individual clients while maintaining the highest ethical standards of professionalism. He earned his undergraduate degree from Northeastern University in Boston and his J.D. degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston.
PATRICK A. WRIGHT is a senior partner with Wright Law Firm LLP. Mr. Wright is a licensed Texas attorney and is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and effective in December 2020 he will also be Board Certified in Child Welfare Law in Texas. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a Fellow in the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialist. Mr. Wright has been elected to the Family Law Council which governs the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. He has been trained in collaborative law and is a certified family law mediator. Mr. Wright is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Eastern districts of Texas. he attended South Texas College of Law, where he received his J.D. degree. Prior to this, Mr. Wright attended the University of North Texas and obtained a degree in political science.
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