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Family Law Boot Camp

Audio CD + Course Book

Copyright Date:

December, 2017

Product ID#:

78033CDRA

Audio + Course Book

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Continuing education credit
is not available on this program.


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From Event: Family Law Boot Camp, held December 2017.

Program Description

This practical, how-to guide is designed to walk through the essentials you need to know to confidently handle family law cases that come your way. From understanding the processes and procedures of working in family court to handling discovery, dividing assets and calculating support, this instruction is packed with effective ways to get favorable outcomes for your clients. Don't miss this opportunity to build your skills - order today!

Course Content

  1. Navigating Family Court Processes and Procedures
  2. Discovery and Evidence in Divorce: A How-to Guide
  3. Finding and Dividing Assets
  4. Making a Plan for Child Custody and Visitation
  5. Determining Child and Spousal Support
  6. How to Work with Different Family Structures
  7. Military Divorce Basics
  8. What to do When Violence is Suspected in the Home
  9. Ethical Considerations in Family Law

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing education credit is not available at this time.
For additional questions regarding continuing education credits please contact us at 866-240-1890 or credit@nbi-sems.com.

Agenda / Content Covered

  1. Navigating Family Court Processes and Procedures
    9:00 - 9:30, Written by David Crell and Matthew Schoettmer. Presented by David Crell in Fort Wayne and Matthew Schoettmer in Indianapolis.
    1. Procedural Rules for Family Law Cases
    2. Typical Case Timeline and Basic Steps to Follow
    3. Checklist of Necessary Documents
    4. Sample Pleadings and Motions: What to Use and When
  2. Discovery and Evidence in Divorce: A How-to Guide
    9:30 - 10:15, Written by Jennifer Bays Beinart. Presented by Jill M. Denman in Fort Wayne and Jennifer Bays Beinart in Indianapolis.
    1. Discovery Procedure and Rules of Evidence
    2. Social Media and Other Electronic Evidence: How to Find it and Get it Admitted
    3. Witness Testimony and Other Key Evidence to Obtain
    4. Drafting Requests, Responses and Motions
    5. Resolving Discovery Abuses - Available Remedies
  3. Finding and Dividing Assets
    10:30 - 11:15, Written by Donna J. Bays. Presented by Jill M. Denman in Fort Wayne and Donna J. Bays in Indianapolis.
    1. Checklist of Essential Documents to Obtain
    2. Evaluating and How to Find Hidden Assets
    3. Classifying Marital vs. Non-Marital Assets
    4. Valuing Assets
    5. How to Divide Assets
  4. Making a Plan for Child Custody and Visitation
    11:15 - 12:00, Written by Mary Wisehart Phillips. Presented by Mary Wisehart Phillips in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis.
    1. Determining Jurisdiction
    2. Custody and Visitation Arrangements Options
    3. Establishing Child Custody and Visitation Rights
    4. How Custody and Visitation are Modified
    5. Documents and Sample Forms (with Checklist)
  5. Determining Child and Spousal Support
    1:00 - 1:45, Written by David Crell and Matthew Schoettmer. Presented by David Crell in Fort Wayne and Matthew Schoettmer in Indianapolis.
    1. Determining Income for Support Purposes
    2. Establishing Support
    3. Calculations and Deviations
    4. Effects of Custody Arrangements on Support
    5. How Support is Modified
  6. How to Work with Different Family Structures
    1:45 - 2:15, Written by Mary Wisehart Phillips. Presented by Mary Wisehart Phillips in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis.
  7. Military Divorce Basics
    2:30 - 3:00, Written by Matthew Schoettmer. Presented by Matthew Schoettmer in Fort Wayne and Matthew Schoettmer in Indianapolis.
  8. What to do When Violence is Suspected in the Home
    3:00 - 3:30, Written by Colin Z. Andrews and Jennifer Bays Beinart. Presented by Colin Z. Andrews in Fort Wayne and Jennifer Bays Beinart in Indianapolis.
    1. Restraining Order vs. Protective Order
    2. Disputing False Allegations
    3. Working with Adult Protective Services and Child Protective Services
    4. Child Abduction
  9. Ethical Considerations in Family Law
    3:30 - 4:30, Written by Colin Z. Andrews and Jennifer Bays Beinart. Presented by Colin Z. Andrews in Fort Wayne and Jennifer Bays Beinart in Indianapolis.
    1. Attorney/Client Relationship
    2. Avoiding Conflicts of Interest
    3. Effectively Communicating with Opposing Party
    4. Reporting Dishonest or Abusive Behavior
    5. Attorney's Fees

COLIN Z. ANDREWS is a partner with Andrews & Crell. He focuses his practice on domestic relations/family law, civil litigation, real estate, wills and trusts, and personal injury. He is board certified in mediation. Mr. Andrews is a member of the Wells County Bar Association. He received his B.A. degree from Bethel College and earned his J.D. degree from Ave Maria School of Law. (Fort Wayne location)

DONNA J. BAYS is the founder of Bays Family Law, in Zionsville, Indiana and is a partner with her daughter, Jennifer Bays Beinart. Ms. Bays has been practicing law in Indiana for more than 30 years. Her practice is focused on family law matters such as divorce, child custody, parenting time, paternity, parenting coordination, pre- and post-nuptial agreements.  Ms. Bays is a certified family law specialist, certified by ISBA Family Law Certification Board, a registered domestic relations mediator, and a trained parenting coordinator. She is also a frequent speaker at continuing legal education events for lawyers and other professionals. Ms. Bays earned her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Ball State University and her law degree, summa cum laude, from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Ms. Bays is an active member of the Indiana State Bar Association and is on the Board of Governors. She is also a member of the Indianapolis Law Club, Boone County Bar Association, Hendricks County Bar Association, and Indianapolis Bar Association. (Indianapolis location)

JENNIFER BAYS BEINART is a partner at Bays Family Law, in Zionsville, Indiana, which was founded by her mother, Donna J. Bays. Ms. Beinart focuses her practice on legal matters affecting Indiana families, such as divorce, child custody, parenting time, paternity, child support, child in need of services (CHINS), and estate planning and probate. She is a trained guardian ad litem, parenting coordinator, and collaborative professional. Ms. Beinart is a registered civil and domestic mediator. She received her law degree, magna cum laude, from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. She earned her B.A. degree from Grinnell College. Ms. Beinart is active in the Indiana State Bar Association, Boone County Bar Association (president), and the Indianapolis Bar Association (immediate past chair, ADR Section). She is a graduate of the Fourth Leadership Development Academy of the State Bar Association. Ms. Beinart is also a member of the Hendricks County Bar Association, the Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Professionals (CIACP), and the Sagamore Inn of Court. (Indianapolis location)

DAVID CRELL is managing partner with Andrews & Crell, in Blufton, practicing in the areas of family law, business law, real estate law and personal injury. He is a member of the Wells County Bar Association (President) and the Wells County Domestic Violence Taskforce. Mr. Crell received his B.A. degree from Indiana University and earned his J.D. degree from Michigan State University College of Law. (Fort Wayne location)

JILL M. DENMAN is a partner with Matheny, Hahn, Denman & Nix, L.L.P., where her areas of practice include family law, dissolutions, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, custody, support, visitation, criminal law, juvenile delinquency law, and Social Security disability. Ms. Denman is a registered family law mediator and trained as a guardian ad litem. She is also a certified trainer for the Juvenile Training Immersion Program (JTIP) through the National Juvenile Defender Center. Ms. Denman has spoken at various seminars on topics involving family and juvenile law. She is a member of the Huntington County (past president), Indiana State, and American bar associations. Ms. Denman earned her B.A. degree, cum laude, from Bradley University and her J.D. degree from Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington. (Fort Wayne location)

MATTHEW SCHOETTMER is an attorney with Van Valer Law Firm, focusing his practice in the areas of family law, real estate, wills and contracts, and criminal law. Mr. Schoettmer helps clients with matters such as divorce (including divorces involving military service members), cases involving child custody and child support, paternity cases, guardianships, and adoptions. His real estate practice includes landlord-tenant disputes, including evictions, drafting leases, and lawsuits involving unpaid rent and property damage, as well as property line disputes, adverse possession cases, land contracts, deeds, and the purchase and sale of real estate. He has a general practice including preparing wills, negotiating and drafting contracts and other agreements, and representing them in lawsuits and trials. Mr. Schoettmer’s criminal practice focuses on defending people who have been charged with felony and misdemeanor crimes. He received his B.A. degree from Indiana University Bloomington and earned his J.D. degree from Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis. (Fort Wayne and Indianapolis locations)

MARY WISEHART PHILLIPS is an attorney with Camden & Meridew, P.C., focusing her practice on probate, estates, guardianships, divorce, paternity, adoption, and family law. She is a Certified Family Law Specialist (Family Law Certification Board), civil and family law mediator, a family law arbitrator, is trained in collaborative law and as a guardian ad litem. She served as commissioner in Henry County for four years, presiding over family law and other cases. She has been published in the Geist Towne Post and the Fishers Towne Post. Ms. Wisehart Phillips is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association (Probate Committee) and Henry County Bar Association. She received her B.S. degree from Texas Christian University and earned her J.D. degree from Indiana University Law School. (Fort Wayne and Indianapolis locations)

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