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Family Law Update 2012

Content Partner:  The Rutter Group
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Price: $150.00*
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Recent family law cases and new and amended statutes and Rules of Court continue to make “landmark” changes in family law practice. Now is your opportunity to get current! The distinguished panel of family law experts will explain these developments through hypotheticals, demonstrating their application and practical impact in typical cases. You’ll also hear their insight on unresolved problem areas.


Child Custody and Visitation
•  Application of move-away factors
•  Move-away burden of proof
•  UCCJEA Jurisdiction

•  “Grave risk” defense under Hague Convention

Spousal Support
•  Earning capacity based on nonretirement
•  Application of Ostler/Smith principles
•  Retroactivity of modification orders

Child Support
•  Nontaxable military benefits as income
•  Upward deviation from guideline formula amount
•  Burden of proof re changed circumstances for modification
•  Retroactivity of modification orders

Marital Property
•  Enforcement of equalizing payment
•  Characterization of workers' compensation benefits
•  Burden of proof re postseparation accounting for community property fund

Attorney Fees and Sanctions
•  Removal of FLARPLs
•  Mandatory attorney fees awards for breach of fiduciary duty
•  Need-based awards: relevance of parental contributions to living expenses
• Fam. C. §2107(c) sanctions
• Notice requirement for imposition of sanctions
• Sanctions for overzealous litigation tactics

•  Waiting period for signing premarital agreement   
•  Spousal support waiver in premarital agreement
•  New Rules of Court for motion/OSC declarations and live testimony at hearings
•  Putative spouse “good faith” standard
•  Necessity for registration of marriage certificate

Practice Areas: Children & Child Custody, Family Law
Online Media Type: Video, Audio
Production Date: 11/30/2011
Level: Intermediate
Category: Standard
Duration: 3 Hours, 4 Minutes
Online Format: On Demand

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