Audio CD + Course Book

Divorce Law Boot Camp

Audio CD + Course Book

Copyright Date:

February, 2018

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Audio + Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • NC CLE - 6.00
From Event: Divorce Law Boot Camp, held February 2018.

Program Description

Can you navigate the divorce process with ease? Are you looking for practice pointers, best practices and sample forms to build your divorce practice? This guide will provide you with a solid foundation and real-world tips for handling each key step of a divorce case. Start the case off on the right foot, streamline your motion practice, pick up discovery tools, get insights on valuing/dividing marital property and more. Order this information-packed primer today!

Course Content

  1. Client Intake and Preliminary Steps
  2. Motions in Divorce (with Samples)
  3. Valuing and Dividing Assets
  4. Discovery Procedure and Finding Hidden Assets
  5. Custody, Visitation and Support: A Practical Guide
  6. Negotiating the Final Settlement and Trial
  7. Legal Ethics

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 6.00 NC - Credit Approval Expiration 12/31/2019 *

* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

    9:00 - 9:45, Brian W. King
    1. Client Interview and Initial Analysis
    2. Answers to Common Client Questions
    3. Process Selection and Informed Consent
    4. Venue and Jurisdiction Considerations
    5. Pleadings and Responses (w/Samples)
    6. Sample Intake Form
    7. Divorce Law Checklist
    9:45 - 10:30, Erica L. Jackson and Megan E. Spidell
    1. Key Considerations
    2. Procedures for Making and Responding to Motions
    3. Protective Orders
    4. Motions for Temporary Orders (Support, Custody, etc.) - with Supporting Documentation
    5. Effective Use of Discovery and Other Pre-Trial Motions
    10:45 - 11:45, Paul A. DeJesse Jr.
    1. Tracing Commingled/Transmuted Assets
    2. Real Property
    3. QDROs and Retirement Plans
    4. Stock Options
    5. Business Valuations
    6. Trust Valuations
    7. Intangible Property
    8. Life and Health Insurance
    9. Debt, Foreclosure and Bankruptcy
    10. Common Mistakes in Dividing Assets
    11. Settlement Traps to Avoid
    12. Basic Tax Issues to be Aware of
    12:45 - 1:45, Nicholas Cushing
    1. Disclosure Requirements
    2. Timing and Scope of Discovery
    3. Effective Interrogatories, Requests for Production, Requests for Admissions
    4. Responses and Objections
    5. Subpoenas to Banks, Phone Companies, Social Media Companies, etc.
    6. Depositions in Divorce
    7. Social Media, Email, Smartphone Evidence, etc.
    8. Finding Undisclosed/Hidden Assets: Tips and Techniques
    9. Sample Discovery Requests and Checklists
    1:45 - 2:30, Tia G. Hartley
    1. Initial Steps in a Custody Matter
    2. Handling Custody and Visitation by Agreement - Drafting Clear and Enforceable Terms
    3. The Roles of the Guardian ad litem and Parent Coordinator
    4. Child Support Considerations, Calculations and Guidelines, and Deviations
    5. Enforcement of Custody and Support Orders
    2:45 - 3:30, Megan E. Spidell
    1. Negotiating and Drafting the Marital Settlement Agreement (w/Sample)
    2. Hearings/Settlement Conferences
    3. Pre-Trial Preparation
    4. Trial Process and Procedure
    5. Getting Your Evidence Admitted
    6. Practical Trial Pointers
    7. Preparing/Reviewing the Final Judgment (w/Sample)
    8. Post-Divorce Wrap-Up
    9. Sample Checklists
    3:30 - 4:30, Tia G. Hartley
    1. Lawyer/Client Relationship
    2. Attendance of Client Conference by Friends and Family of Client
    3. Attorneys' Fees
    4. Dealing with a Pro Se Litigant
    5. Malpractice Concerns

NICHOLAS CUSHING is an attorney with the Tom Bush Law Group, where his main area of practice is family law. He is a board certified specialist in family law and a certified family financial mediator. Mr. Cushing is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the North Carolina Bar Association, and Mecklenburg County Bar Association. He earned his B.S. degree from Minnesota State University-Moorehead and his J.D. degree from Hofstra University School of Law.

PAUL A. DEJESSE JR. is a board certified specialist in family law by the North Carolina State Bar's Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. DeJesse is a partner in the Charlotte law firm of Hatcher Law Group, PC, where he concentrates his practice in matrimonial and family law. Mr. DeJesse is a member of the North Carolina State Bar; Mecklenburg County Bar (Family Law Section); Justice Bobbitt Inn of Court; and the North Carolina (Family Law Section), Suffolk County (former member of the Matrimonial and Family Law Committee), and Nassau County (former member of the Family Court Committee) bar associations. He earned his J.D. degree from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center.

TIA G. HARTLEY is the principal in the firm of The Law Office of Tia G. Hartley, PLLC, in Charlotte, and has been certified as a parent coordinator by the Mecklenburg County District Court. She focuses her practice in areas involving the family. Ms. Hartley earned her J.D. degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School after completing her undergraduate studies at Meredith College. A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, she is a member of the North Carolina State Bar and the Mecklenburg County Bar Association.

ERICA L. JACKSON is an attorney with Dummit Fradin where she practices in the area of family law. She is admitted to the North Carolina Bar Association, Guilford County Bar Association (Family Law Section), and the Mecklenburg Bar Association (Family Law Sector). Ms. Jackson earned her J.D. degree from Charlotte School of Law and graduated from North Carolina State University.

BRIAN W. KING is a senior partner and managing attorney of King Law. Mr. King practices in the area of family law. He is a North Carolina certified family law specialist. Mr. King is a member of the North Carolina State Bar and the South Carolina Bar. He received his B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and his J.D. degree from Campbell University.

MEGAN E. SPIDELL is an attorney with Dummit Fradin, where she focuses her practice on criminal defense, family law, and Social Security law. Ms. Spidell is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association and the Greensboro Bar Association. She earned her B.A. degree from Catawba College and her J.D. degree from Elon University School of Law in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

NC CLE: 6.00 Credit Approval Exp
Includes - Ethics: 1.00
NBI, Inc. is an accredited sponsor with the North Carolina State Board of Continuing Legal Education. Attendance of this program may qualify for up to 6.0 hours of online CLE credit, including 1.0 ethics. No more than 6.0 hours of online CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period. This program qualifies for Family Law specialization certification credit.

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