Overcoming Difficult Issues in Family Law
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Overcoming Difficult Issues in Family Law
Resolving the wide variety of issues that must be addressed in family law can be challenging. This course will tackle some of the biggest problems in family cases, including tough discovery and evidence issues, complex assets, military divorce matters and much more. Don't miss this opportunity to take your family law skills to the next level with these helpful tactics for overcoming key challenges - register today!
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JENNIFER BABOUNAKIS is a principal with Roop Xanttopoulos Babounakis PLLC, in Tysons, Virginia. Ms. Babounakis began her family law career to blend her experience in family counseling, corporate law, and litigation. Ms. Babounakis relies on her corporate law experience when managing complex equitable distribution issues, such as property valuation, financial tracing, and division. She likewise uses her understanding in mental health to aide in managing the social issues that are frequently involved in family law cases. Ms. Babounakis earned her B.S. degree from Arizona State University, her master's in social work from Virginia Commonwealth University and her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from New York Law School. As an evening law student, Ms. Babounakis served as both chief aide to Professor Nadine Strossen, the then president of the American Civil Liberties Union, and as an associate editor to the New York Law School Law Review. After law school, Ms. Babounakis practiced law for five years at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen, and Hamilton, LLP in Washington, D.C.
JULIA T. BOONE is a partner in the law firm of Cisneros, McElroy & Boone, PC, where she focuses her practice on family law, divorce, custody, visitation, relocation actions, grandparent's rights, step-parent adoptions, property distribution, spousal support, child support, pre-marital agreements, post-nuptial agreements, marital settlement agreements, protective orders, and enforcement actions. She is admitted to practice in Virginia. Ms. Boone is a member of the family law sections of both the Fairfax Bar Association and the Virginia State Bar. She earned her B.A. degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and her J.D. degree from George Mason University School of Law.
JENNIFER D. CISNEROS is a partner in the northern Virginia law firm of Cisneros, McElroy & Boone, PC, where she focuses her practice in the areas of family law, divorce, child custody, child support, visitation rights, adoptions, spousal support, relocation cases, domestic violence, juvenile crimes, reckless driving, DUI/DWI, estate planning, wills and probate, trusts, civil and business litigation, and debt collection. She is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Loudoun County Bar Association, and the Virginia Women Attorney Association (past secretary). Ms. Cisneros earned her B.A. degree from Northwestern University in Chicago and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from the American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C.
CAROLYN M. GRIMES is a partner in the law firm of Wade Grimes Friedman Meinken & Leischner PLLC, where she practices in the areas of domestic relations law, family law, child custody, premarital agreements, divorce, post-divorce, retirement issues and qualified domestic relations orders. She has lectured for the Virginia State Bar, Alexandria Bar Association, Loudoun County Bar Association and other groups on many topics, including QDRO's, retirement issues, custody, updates to the law, and health-care coverage issues in domestic relations. Ms. Grimes earned her B.A. degree from Johns Hopkins University; her J.D. degree from Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University; and her graduate law certificate in employee benefits' law from Georgetown University School of Law. Ms. Grimes is a member of the Alexandria, Fairfax (Family Law Committee) and American bar associations; the Virginia State Bar (Bar Council); and the Northern Virginia Women Attorneys Association.
LYNNDOLYN T. MITCHELL is the owner of the Law Office of Lynndolyn T. Mitchell P.C., in Rockville, Maryland. Ms. Mitchell has been representing clients from all economic and social backgrounds in juvenile, family, misdemeanor criminal, and traffic matters in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia for more than 30 years. She has served as a senior assistant public defender in Virginia Beach in the juvenile division and felony trial division, and deputy public defender in the juvenile division of the Riverside County Public Defender's Office. Ms. Mitchell has represented juveniles in delinquency and dependency matters in California, Virginia, and Maryland. She served an assistant adjunct professor for the University of Maryland University College's Europe (UMUC) in the disciplines of paralegal studies and criminal justice. Ms. Mitchell has extensive experience representing military families in all aspects of family law matters. She is a member of Maryland State Bar Association's Solo Small Firm Section, served as co-chair of the Education Law Section, and has served as a member of the School Board at Montrose Christian School in Rockville. Ms. Mitchell is admitted to practice in Virginia, District of Columbia, Maryland, and Montgomery County. She earned her B.A. degree from the University of Irvine and her J.D. degree from Antioch School of Law, Washington, D.C. Ms. Mitchell has handled pro bono education law matters for the Maryland Disability Law Center.
ALEX XANTTOPOULOS is the principle with the law firm of Roop Xanttopoulos Babounakis PLLC where his focus is primarily on family law. He has experience in all areas of family law including cases involving divorce, child custody, support, visitation and equitable distribution. Mr. Xanttopoulos received his bachelors degree from the College of Charleston and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law. While attending law school, he clerked for the Honorable Judge Spencer Eig of the 11th Circuit in Miami Dade County. There he researched and drafted opinions for use in various criminal, civil and appellate decisions. During his second year, Mr. Xanttopoulos was a member of the University of Miami Trial Advocacy Litigation Skills Team and a member of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society. He was awarded the Dean's Fellowship and was an Equal Justice Continuing Merit Scholar.
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