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Gain Real-World Practice Strategies and Tools You Can't Find in the Books
You know what the law says - but what factors really matter to the courts' determination of parenting time and custody? How do you strategically proceed if you receive an unfavorable custody evaluation? Our seasoned faculty will walk you through the messier aspects of parenting and support matters to provide you with operative knowledge, tips and tools you can utilize in your practice. Find out how to negotiate and draft creative parenting plans for dynamic situations; explore complex support calculation issues and much more. Take your practice to the next level and smoothly traverse some of the stickiest child-related issues in family law - register today!
This advanced level seminar is designed for:
including - Ethics: 1.00
This course has been approved by the State of Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Lawyers who complete this course shall receive 6.0 hours of CLE credit including 1.0 ethics hours.
NBI, Inc. is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. NBI, Inc. is authorized by IACET to offer 0.60 CEUs for this program. At the end of the program, participants must complete a self-assessment in order to receive credit. 100% attendance is required. (Provider #1004558)
Upon completion of this course, attendee will be able to: 1. List parenting plan provisions that commonly lead to disputes. 2. Explain what diagnostic tools custody evaluators use. 3. Describe the key steps for modifying child support obligations. 4. Define what parental interference is vs. what it isn't. 5. List two new developments regarding the rights of same sex or unmarried couples. 6. Explain how to balance the parents' best interests with the best interests of the child.
MEEGAN J. BURBANK is a partner with Berry & Burbank where she focuses her practice on elder law and estate planning, including probate matters, corporate law, civil and criminal litigation, and family law. Ms. Burbank received her B.A. degree from Albertus Magnus College and her J.D. degree from William & Mary School of Law. She is the governor of the Maine State Bar Association for Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties. Ms. Burbank belongs to the Maine State Bar Association and the Lincoln Bar Association, of which she is the secretary.
DORI F. CHADBOURNE is president of Chadbourne Law Offices, P.A., in Portland. Ms. Chadbourne's practice includes all areas of family law, from traditional cases to surrogacy and de facto parenthood. She also serves as a guardian ad litem and is a certified mediator. Ms. Chadbourne is admitted to practice in Maine and Massachusetts, and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, U.S. District Court for the District of Maine, U.S. District Court for the First Circuit, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. She is a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Maine State Bar Association, and the Massachusetts Bar Association. Ms. Chadbourne earned her B.A. degree, cum laude, from Mount Holyoke College; and J.D. degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School.
MELISSA S. DRAGON is the founding partner and chief litigator at Family Law Practitioners, P.C., in Woburn, Massachusetts. Ms. Dragon specializes in all areas of family law, including custody, divorce, child support, visitation, spousal support and asset distribution, pre and post nuptial agreements, stepparent adoptions, post-divorce modifications, grandparent’s rights and visitation, and nontraditional family issues. She founded the first holistic family law practice in Massachusetts. Ms. Dragon earned her B.S. degree, magna cum laude, from Emerson College and her J.D. degree from Suffolk University Law School. She is a member of the Massachusetts and Essex County bar associations, and a frequent consultant to media on family law issues. Ms. Dragon recently became a published author of her first book entitled, Divorce the Drama!: Your No-Drama Guide to Managing any Ex.
NANCY L. MORIN is a solo practitioner at the Law Offices of Nancy L. Morin, LLC. She is a family law lawyer with 21 years of experience in domestic relations law. In addition to her law practice, Ms. Morin is a certified mediator. Prior to opening the firm, she was associated with Smith Elliott Smith & Garmey in Saco, Maine, where she focused her practice in family law. Immediately following law school, Ms. Morin was an associate attorney with Moncure & Barnicle in Topsham, Maine, where her practice was general with a heavy focus in family law. Ms. Morin earned her B.A. degree from the University of Southern Maine and her J.D. degree from the University of Maine School of Law. She is a member of the Maine State Bar Association (Family Law Section; Women's Law Section), the Cumberland County Bar Association, and the Bath/Brunswick Bar Association.
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