Drafting Examples and Advice From Experienced Practitioners
This practical program on family law document drafting explores the effectiveness of specific language and common mistakes that result in disputes. Topics include custody agreements, consent forms, beneficiary designations, QDROs, settlement agreements, and more. Power up your drafting skills: register today!
Draft better custody documents and agreements with guidance from seasoned family law attorneys.
Ensure proper use of springing POAs.
Review and update beneficiary designations and better understand QDROs.
Add new techniques to your toolkit when challenging and defending prenups.
Who Should Attend
This legal course is designed for attorneys. Paralegals may also benefit.
JANET L. GEMMELL is the founder and managing member of Cape Fear Family Law with offices in Wilmington and Jacksonville, North Carolina. Ms. Gemmell is a board certified Family Law Specialist. She focuses her practice on family law issues, including child custody issues, relocation matters, equitable distribution (or in other words division) of property, and alimony and spousal support. Ms. Gemmell has been a contributing writer and public speaker on divorce law topics for local publications and a national magazine, and is an active presenter of continuing legal education seminars. She also manages her firm’s vlog on YouTube. Ms. Gemmell is a member of the North Carolina State Bar Family Law Section, as well as the American Bar Association and The Florida Bar. Ms. Gemmell earned her B.A. degree, cum laude, from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and her J.D. degree from the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University.
TASHINA M. GORGONE is a partner with Maddox & Gerock, P.C., in Falls Church, Virginia. She focuses her practice in the areas of family law and appellate litigation. Ms. Gorgone handles all areas of family law, from custody to child support to property distribution. She has particular experience and interest in complex custody cases. Ms. Gorgone has handled cases involving allegations of domestic violence, substance abuse, and sexual abuse. She has successfully litigated relocation cases as well as assisted both mothers and fathers in obtaining shared or primary custody of their children. To Ms. Gorgone, the most rewarding aspect of practicing law is the challenge of problem-solving. She strives to help families develop and effectuate a plan that will not only address their immediate needs, but provide them with peace of mind for the future. She is adept at determining what cases are ripe for alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation or settlement conferences. However, when a case must be tried in court, she is able to effectively and comprehensively prepare and deliver strong oral advocacy on behalf of her client and their family. Ms. Gorgone graduated from The University of Mary Washington with a B.A. degree and obtained her J.D. degree from George Mason University School of Law with a concentration in Litigation. While attending George Mason, she was an active member of the Moot Court Team, where she won first place in the Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition. Ms. Gorgone also served as a Notes Editor on the George Mason Law Review and was a member of the Trial Advocacy Association. She is licensed to practice in all courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Ms. Gorgone is an active member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and the Fairfax County Bar Association, and serves on the Board for the Northern Virginia Women's Attorney Association. She also has volunteered as a judge for local law school mock trial events, hosts courtroom tours for Fairfax County middle school students, and speaks at local middle schools about the legal profession. In 2017, Ms. Gorgone was named by Super Lawyers as a Virginia Rising Star in the practice area of Family Law, and she has remained a Rising Star each year since.
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