Family Law From A to Z
Friday, February 23, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Hilton Garden Inn Columbia/Northeast
8910 Farrow Road
Columbia, SC 29203
$339 / Each Additional
Registration Includes Course Book
Continuing Legal Education
- SC CLE - 6.00
- IACET - 0.60
Successfully Resolve Your Clients' Family Law Issues
When families run into difficulties, they are dealing with highly emotional situations that may cloud their judgment and prevent them from making rational long-range decisions. As a family law attorney, it's your job to help clients through family law issues with knowledge, insight and compassion. Developing these skills and sensitivity can take years to perfect, but you can get the knowledge and techniques you need in just one day. Join us as we explore legal updates, procedural tips and problem solving strategies critical to family law success. Register today!
- Simplify the process and avoid missing steps with our sample forms and checklists.
- Achieve the best custody arrangement for children and parents.
- Get the best financial settlement for your client: understand how to value and divide.
- Avoid novice mistakes: know relevant court procedures.
- Advise clients of their options by understanding the different ways to dissolve a marriage.
- Protect the rights of non-traditional relationships: grandparents, unmarried couples and other parties.
- Prepare clients for immediate and future financial ramifications: retirement funds, taxes, insurance, child support and bankruptcy.
- Don't let your clients' emotions and behavior sabotage their own best interests.
- Let our networking roundtable help you with some of your most difficult issues.
- Apply recent legislative updates and laws to your cases.
Who Should Attend
This basic-to-intermediate level program will provide topical insights, sample forms and important legal updates. This is a must attend for professionals who are new to the field, or who need a timely refresher.
- Legal Update - A Year in Review
- Marriage Dissolution - Process and Procedure
- Discovery in Divorce
- Child Custody and Visitation Rights
- Finance 101 for Family Law Practitioners
- Drafting Enforceable Terms in Consent Orders and Agreements
- Common and Not so Common Family Law Issues and Answers
Continuing Education Credit
Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 6.00 *
International Association for Continuing Education Training – IACET: 0.60
* denotes specialty credits
Agenda / Content Covered
- LEGAL UPDATE - A YEAR IN REVIEW
9:00 - 9:40, Written by Jessica J. Boylan and Matthew Halverstadt. Presented by Matthew Halverstadt in North Charleston and Jessica J. Boylan in Columbia.
- Procedural Rules for Family Law Cases
- Case Law Update: Family Law
- Application of Recent Cases and Amended Statutes to Your Cases
- MARRIAGE DISSOLUTION - PROCESS AND PROCEDURE
9:40 - 10:20, Written by Bryan D. Caskey and Linda C. Hayes. Presented by Linda C. Hayes in North Charleston and Bryan D. Caskey in Columbia.
- Prenuptial Agreements
- Legal Separation
- Checklist of Necessary Documents
- Typical Case Timeline and Basic Steps to Follow
- Sample Pleadings and Motions: What to Use and When
- DISCOVERY IN DIVORCE
10:35 - 11:20, Written by Anthony J. Charles, Matthew Halverstadt and Anthony P. LaMantia. Presented by Matthew Halverstadt and Anthony P. LaMantia in North Charleston and Anthony J. Charles in Columbia.
- Social Media Tips and Tricks
- Discovery of Electronic Communications
- Locating Hidden Assets
- Model Letters and Motions (with Sample Forms)
- Discovery Abuses and Remedies
- CHILD CUSTODY AND VISITATION RIGHTS
11:20 - 12:00, Written by Jessica J. Boylan and Linda C. Hayes. Presented by Linda C. Hayes in North Charleston and Jessica J. Boylan in Columbia.
- Petition for Visitation
- Petition for Custody
- Motion for a Change of Custody or Visitation
- Questions of Paternity
- Termination of Parental Rights
- The Rights of Grandparents and Other Relatives
- UCCJEA: Uniform Child Custody and Enforcement Act
- Checklist of Necessary Documents and Sample Forms
- FINANCE 101 FOR FAMILY LAW PRACTITIONERS
1:00 - 1:40, Written by Karen A. Fine and Emily A. Johnson. Presented by Karen A. Fine in North Charleston and Emily A. Johnson in Columbia.
- Valuation and Division of Assets and Liabilities
- Marital and Non-Marital Assets and Liabilities
- Equitable Distribution
- Alimony Calculations
- Child Support Calculations
- Tax Ramifications of Divorce
- Checklist of Necessary Documents and Sample Forms
- DRAFTING ENFORCEABLE TERMS IN CONSENT ORDERS AND AGREEMENTS
1:40 - 2:25, Written by Bryan D. Caskey and Colleen T. Condon. Presented by Colleen T. Condon in North Charleston and Bryan D. Caskey in Columbia.
2:40 - 3:40, Written by Colleen T. Condon. Presented by Colleen T. Condon in North Charleston and Columbia.
- Client/Lawyer Relationship
- Attendance at Client Conferences by Friends or Family of Client
- Attorneys' Fees
- Communication with Adverse Party
- Malpractice Concerns
- COMMON AND NOT SO COMMON FAMILY LAW ISSUES AND ANSWERS
3:40 - 4:30, Written by Colleen T. Condon. Presented by Colleen T. Condon in North Charleston and Columbia.
- The Emotional Side of Family Law - Strategies for Working with Families and Children
- Domestic Violence and How to Handle it When it's Part of Your Case
- Rights of Unmarried Parties - Cohabitation Agreements
- Representing Gay and Lesbian Parents
- Immigration Issues in Divorce
- Juvenile Court
- Collaborative Law
- Emancipation of Minors
JESSICA J. BOYLAN is an attorney with The Sullivan Firm, where she practices in the areas of family law, divorce, adoptions, paternity actions, child custody, child support, and military divorce. Ms. Boylan also serves as a guardian ad litem. She is admitted to practice in South Carolina. Ms. Boylan is a member of the South Carolina Bar (Family Law and Small Firms Section, Young Lawyers Division) and the Richland County, Lexington County, and American bar associations. She earned her B.A. degree from Wake Forest University and her J.D. degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law. (Columbia location)
BRYAN D. CASKEY is one of the founding attorneys with Caskey & Imgrund, LLC. In his litigation practice, Mr. Caskey handles a wide variety of family court issues, including divorce, alimony, child custody, child support, and equitable division. His experience includes both trial and appellate practice in South Carolina state courts. He is admitted to practice law in both the federal court for the District of South Carolina and the state of South Carolina. Prior to law school, Mr. Caskey graduated from Washington and Lee University in 2003, where he received a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in both economics and philosophy. After graduating from the Valparaiso University School of Law in 2006, he practiced family court law in Columbia for ten years prior to co-founding Caskey & Imgrund, LLC in February of 2017. (Columbia location)
ANTHONY J. CHARLES is an attorney within the Columbia office of Finkel Law Firm LLC, where he focuses on complex marital litigation cases, family law, family court mediation, and general litigation. Mr. Charles was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 2009. He received his B.A. degree from the University of South Carolina, followed by earning his J.D. degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law. In 2008 he completed his Master's Degree from Vermont Law School in the study of environmental law and policy. In 2010, Mr. Charles completed the Family Law Trial Institute at the South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas, which is a nine day intensive trial advocacy course designed to improve the courtroom skills of attorneys. The South Carolina Board of Arbitrator and Mediator Certification has certified that Anthony J. Charles is approved to serve as family court mediator. Mr. Charles is involved with multiple professional organizations such as the South Carolina Bar, the South Carolina Association for Justice, as well as the Richland and Lexington County bar associations. He is also a member of the iCivics Committee of the South Carolina Bar's Young Lawyers Division. (Columbia location)
COLLEEN T. CONDON is the principal attorney with the Condon Family Law, LLC, in Charleston, founded in 2005. Ms. Condon's legal career has always focused on family court. She is a certified family court mediator. She and her wife received the first South Carolina marriage license issued to a same sex couple. She is a member of the South Carolina Bar, Charleston County Bar Association, and the National LGBT Bar Family Law Institute. Ms. Condon earned her B.A. degree from the College of Charleston and her J.D. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (North Charleston and Columbia locations)
KAREN A. FINE is the managing member and founder of Fine Accountess, LLC. The firm specializes in litigation support, with a primary emphasis on matrimonial matters, business valuation, and economic damage calculations. Ms. Fine is a certified family court mediator. She has been qualified as an expert witness for financial testimony in South Carolina. Ms. Fine is a certified public accountant, certified in financial forensics, a certified valuation analyst, and a certified divorce financial analyst. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, and the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts. Ms. Fine earned her B.A. degree from Stephen F. Austin State University and her M.S. degree from the University of Texas. (North Charleston location)
MATTHEW HALVERSTADT is a partner with Manley & Halverstadt, LLC. Mr. Halverstadt’s primary areas of practice are domestic relations litigation, civil litigation, personal injury litigation, and criminal defense. He has been a certified family court and probate court mediator since 2013, and he enjoys helping parties resolve their differences through alternative dispute resolution. After graduation and admission to the South Carolina Bar in 2007, Mr. Halverstadt took an associate position with Manley Law Firm, L.L.C., which evolved into Manley & Halverstadt, LLC in 2015. Manley & Halverstadt, LLC operates its practice out of offices in Mt. Pleasant and Moncks Corner, South Carolina. As recently as 2016, Mr. Halverstadt served as president of the Berkeley County Bar Association, and he continues active roles in the Berkeley County and Charleston County bar associations. He received his undergraduate degree from University of South Carolina, followed by earning his J.D. degree from Charleston School of Law. (North Charleston location)
LINDA C. HAYES is a sole practitioner with the Law Offices of Linda C. Hayes, where she practices in the areas of family law, divorce, child support, adoption law, paternity, and name changes. She is admitted to practice in South Carolina. Ms. Hayes earned her B.A. degree, with distinction, from George Mason University and her J.D. degree from the University of South Carolina. She is a member of the South Carolina Bar, Family Law Division. (North Charleston location)
EMILY A. JOHNSON, CFP, CDFA, ChFC, CLU, is the founder and managing director of Divorce&QDRO, a division of Polaris Capital Advisors, LLC, serving divorcing clients and their attorneys throughout the southeast since 2009. Divorce&QDRO provides financial and tax analysis, litigation support, complex retirement and incentive plan review, QDRO preparation and review, and pension valuation services. Prior to founding Divorce&QDRO, Ms. Johnson worked in financial analysis and private banking roles for companies including Credit Suisse First Boston, UBS Private Client, Merrill Lynch Private Client, and Wachovia Leveraged Finance. She received her bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, in Plan II Honors, from the University of Texas at Austin; and her M.B.A. degree with a concentration in international finance from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. Ms. Johnson has spoken extensively to legal and financial professional organizations on topics ranging from complex retirement plans in divorce, critical financial errors in divorce and the bag lady syndrome. Ms. Johnson has earned the following certifications: certified financial planner, certified divorce financial analyst, chartered financial consultant, and chartered life underwriter. (Columbia location)
ANTHONY P. LAMANTIA began his career in domestic litigation when he was chosen to serve as the law clerk for the Honorable Ira E. Kreizman, Superior Court Judge in Family Court in 1997. In 2002, he became a partner in the Law Office of Fox & LaMantia, LLC. In 2005, he relocated to Charleston, South Carolina and soon thereafter opened the doors of the LaMantia Law Firm, LLC. Mr. LaMantia is active in local politics, has worked as a civil litigation instructor at Trident Technical College in North Charleston, and is involved with Charleston County Bar Association Fee Dispute Board. He is licensed to practice law in South Carolina, New Jersey and New York. Mr. LaMantia received his B.A. degree from the American University and his J.D. degree from Rutgers University School of Law. (North Charleston location)
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