Your Guide to Navigating the Court System in a Divorce Case
Much has been said about the issues discussed in divorce. But what about the procedure? Are you intimately familiar with all the "musts" and "must-not's" of family court? Let our seasoned attorney faculty walk you through a detailed step-by-step instruction on the mechanics of a divorce case. Streamline your motions practice and explore new and time-tried discovery techniques. Get sample forms and tactical tips to make your next case go more smoothly for you and the client. Register today!
Get a refresher on how the divorce case moves through the court system to ensure no key steps are missed.
Get a head-start on the case with sound advice for your client on what to do before announcing the decision to the spouse.
Enhance your early investigation skills and learn when and how to decline representation.
Make certain your initial court filings are impeccable to make the right impression on the judge.
Explore the latest tools and sources in divorce e-discovery.
Gain strategic tips for the timing and content of your pre-trial motions to give them maximum force.
Review the process of obtaining protective orders in cases involving domestic violence.
Augment substantive knowledge with clear understanding and mastery of the court mechanics and classic litigation strategy.
Find out how the courts treat requests for support modification.
This is a rebroadcast of the original webcast delivered by Richard B. Gantt, Rachel Platt & Kirk C. Stange on November 2, 2020. Faculty will be available to answer your questions after the program.
Who Should Attend
This divorce law course is designed for attorneys. Paralegals may also benefit from attending.
Divorce Case Intake and Pre-Litigation Tactics
Commencing Divorce Action
Pre-Trial Motions Practice and Settlement Strategies
RICHARD B. GANTT is an attorney with Gantt Family Law, where he has extensive experience in family law. He is a board certified family law specialist and a recipient of the Legal Elite Award from Business North Carolina. He practiced divorce law at several of the premier matrimonial firms in Chicago, including Berger Schatz and Rosenfeld Hafron Shapiro & Farmer. While Mr. Gantt was with the latter firm, it secured the largest divorce judgment in U.S. history, getting more than $200 million for its client. He earned his B.A. degree from Wake Forest University, his M.B.A. degree from Regent University, and his J.D. degree from Tulane Law School. Mr. Gantt also completed graduate coursework in taxation at Georgetown Law School, and he interned for the Honorable William Pryor, who was eventually appointed to the federal courts by President George W. Bush.
RACHEL PLATT is an attorney and founding member at The Platt Law Firm in Georgia, where she practices in the areas of divorce, child custody, child support, modifications, contempt, adoptions, paternity and legitimation, and special education law. Ms. Platt is a member of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, the State Bar of Georgia, and the Atlanta Bar Association. She is trained as a guardian ad litem, as a mediator, and in collaborative divorce. Ms. Platt earned her B.S. degree from the University of Georgia and her J.D. degree from the University of Colorado School of Law.
KIRK C. STANGE is a founding partner of Stange Law Firm, PC. Stange Law Firm, PC, is a family law firm with offices in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, and Oklahoma. He is an adjunct professor at Emory University School of Law. Mr. Stange is president of the Missouri Collaborative Institute and a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars on the topics of family law and tax related matters. He is the author of a chapter in a book through Thomson Reuters (Aspatore Publishing) titled: Strategies for Military Family Law: Leading Lawyers on Navigating Family Law in the Armed Forces (Inside the Minds). He released a full-length book through Thomson Reuters (Aspatore Publishing) titled:Prenuptial Agreements Line by Line. Mr. Stange authored another chapter in a book through Thomson Reuters (Aspatore Published) titled: Strategies for Illinois Family Law: Leading Lawyers on Leveraging Alternative Dispute Resolution, Negotiating Alimony and Child Support, and Managing Client Expectations (Inside the Minds). Mr. Stange is licensed in Missouri, Illinois and Kansas; and before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. He received his J.D. degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
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