Understand the financial consequences for a divorce when one party files for bankruptcy. Is filing a joint bankruptcy in both parties’ (and the attorneys’) best interest? Appreciate the difference between Chapter 7, 13 & 11 including what can be discharged. Learn when does filing of a bankruptcy stays a divorce proceeding and how can that stay be lifted.
Learn best practices for collecting attorneys’ fees by reviewing statutory provisions and relevant case law, including ethical constraints on billing and collection. Learn how to protect yourself with effective engagement letters, proper billing techniques, and more.
This is the reality we are all facing where in person litigation, mediation, and even client meetings might not be possible or might need to be modified. Technology that can assist you, including online co-parenting communication tools such as Our Family Wizard, will be highlighted.
Negotiation is a strategic process that is not necessarily adversarial….until an extremely self-centered person who has an exaggerated sense of self-importance is a part of the process. This information-packed presentation juxtaposes sound negotiation practices and narcissism traits and characteristics. An understanding of and ability to manage cognitive and emotional biases helps avoid the pitfalls and common mistakes that create a climate of competition rather that collaboration.
Covers the preparation of a Financial Affidavit used in Domestic Relations matters, including parentage cases and prejudgment and post judgment dissolution of marriage matters. Includes a discussion of the requirements for completion of the affidavit and pitfalls in its preparation.