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Family Law Institute

The 2019 IICLE® Family Law Institute will get you up to date on important issues facing matrimonial attorneys. Learn how to get and prevent deviations from child support and maintenance guidelines, prepare and cross-examine financial affidavits, and conduct thorough dissipation analyses even when new methods of online payment are involved. Understand the implications of the new Collaborative Practice, relocation/removal, and isolation of therapists statutes. Increase your ability to effectively handle social media evidence. Get practice tips for communicating with your LGBTQ clients and their children.
  • Credits: 2.5 General, 1 Diversity/Inclusion PR, 0 MH/SA PR, 3 Other PR
  • Product ID: P9011-19U
  • Original Program Date: 4/11/2019
  • Formats:
    • Webcast
    • Live Event
    • DVD


Thursday, April 11, 2019
One North Wacker Conference Center (UBS Tower) Chicago
and Springfield Simulcast and Live Webcast

 Register by 2/28/19 and save $50 off the regular registration rate!

8:50 – 9:00                  Welcome & Introduction to the Program by the Program Moderators
Anna Markley Bush, Bush & Heise, Barrington
Gloria E. Block, Hoffenberg & Block, LLC, Chicago

9:00 – 9:45                Deviation from Maintenance and Child Support Guidelines Understand the devastating effects that the new child support calculations are having on many parents. Learn how to get (or prevent) deviations from the guidelines.
Hon. Pamela E. Loza, Circuit Court of Cook County, Chicago

9:45 – 10:45              Preparing and Cross-Examining the Financial Affidavit
(1.0 Professional Responsibility pending approval)
Learn how to properly and ethically prepare the financial affidavit, which is one of the most important documents in your client’s divorce case, so that you may avoid sanctions.  Get practice tips for cross-examining the affidavit.
Candace L. Meyers, Boyle Feinberg Sharma, Chicago

10:45 – 11:00              Networking Break – Please Visit with Our Sponsors

11:00 – 12:00            Dissipation Analysis Given New Methods of Payment
Formerly, attorneys could review check registers and credit card statements to figure out how parties were spending money.  However, payment methods have changed dramatically. Understand how to conduct a thorough dissipation analysis given the new methods of how people pay things (including Zelle, PayPal, etc.) which are not as easily trackable.
Bridget Storrs Davis, BergerSchatz, Chicago
Joe Modica, CPA, CVA, MAFF, CMC, Joseph Modica & Associates, Ltd., Mundelein

12:00 – 12:45            Local Relocation and Removal
The Statute says 25 miles… Learn exactly what that means and get practical tips for which mapping services to support your client’s interpretation of that law.
Miriam Cooper, Law Office of Miriam Cooper & Associates, LLC, Rolling Meadows

12:45 – 1:25                NETWORKING LUNCH – Sponsored by Our Family Wizard

1:25 – 1:55                The New Collaborative Practice Act and an Overview of Collaborative Practice
(0.5 Professional Responsibility pending approval)
Learn more about the new Collaborative Practice Act from one of the trailblazers of collaborative practice in family law in Illinois. Understand how to use the Act to encourage settlement and help resolve your clients’ cases in the most amicable, efficient way possible.
Anna Markley Bush, Bush & Heise, Barrington

1:55 – 2:55                “Isolation” of therapists under Section 607.6 of the IMDMA
(1.0 Professional Responsibility pending approval)
Is the Section 607.6 provision “good” or “bad”? What do its confidentiality clauses actually mean? Learn how to ethically deal with counselors under the statute and effectively negotiate custody and guardian ad litem issues.
Gloria E. Block, Hoffenberg & Block, LLC, Chicago
Dr. David Finn, Associates in Human Development Counseling, LLC, Arlington Heights

2:55 – 3:05                  Networking Break – Please Visit with Our Sponsors

3:05 – 3:35                Social Media Update
(0.5 Professional Responsibility pending approval)
Facebook, SnapChat, Instagram… the list goes on and on… Learn how to get social media posts into evidence.
Rebecca L. Zeilenga,Law Offices of Rebecca Zeilenga, Rolling Meadows

3:35 – 4:35                Understanding and Communicating with LGBTQ and Transgender Colleagues, Clients and Children
(1.0 Diversity & Inclusion Professional Responsibility pending approval)
Increase your understanding about the most respectful manner for communicating with LGBTQ and transgender colleagues and clients.  Develop sensitivity to challenges in communicating with transgender children during custody proceedings.
Russell M. Reid, Hoffenberg & Block, LLC, Chicago

4:35                             Adjourn


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