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42nd Annual Family Law Symposium - CD/On-Demand

The 42nd Annual Family Law Symposium will offer a comprehensive update on a wide variety of topics relevant to the practice of family law. These topics will include (1) Effectively challenging prenuptial and postnuptial Agreements and Judgments; (2) Practice considerations in determining income for support; (3) Attorneys fees and what you need to know to get them or to defend against them; (4) Enforcement of Judgments - Clients want more than a Judgment, they want $$$$. Learn effective ways to enforce Judgments and Orders from this expert panel; and (5) Recent developments in case law and legislative trends.

Program Schedule

8:00 - 8:30 a.m. - Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 8:45 a.m.- Introduction and Greeting

Hon. Marjorie S. Steinberg
Supervising Judge, Family Law Department
Los Angeles Superior Court

Roberta Bennett, Esq., CFLS
Bennett & Erdman
Chair, Family Law Section

Debra S. Frank, Esq., CFLS
Debra S. Frank, APLC
Symposium Chair

8:45 - 10:15 a.m.- Effectively Challenging Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements and Judgments

Leonard J. Meyberg, Jr., Esq. (Moderator)
Law Offices of Leonard J. Meyberg, Jr.

Gary Fishbein
Buter, Buzard, Fishbein & Royce LLP

Judge Thomas Trent Lewis
Los Angeles Superior Court, Central District

This panel will discuss setting aside prenuptial and postnuptial agreements and judgments, including the effect of mediation confidentiality. Attendees will learn the pitfalls in challenging judgments and agreements and the statutory, constitutional, and case authority supporting and preventing such challenges.

10:15 - 10:30 a.m. - Break

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Practice Considerations in Determining Income for Support

Robert C. Brandt, Esq., CFLS (Moderator)
Feinberg, Mindel, Brandt & Klein LLP

Christopher C. Melcher, Esq., CFLS
Walzer & Melcher LLP

Tracy Farryl Katz, Esq., CPA/CFF
Gursey/Schneider LLP

Judge David Cunningham
Los Angeles Superior Court, Central District

The definition of "income" for purposes of support is very broad and may include items a client would never expect. Understanding the limits of what a court may consider as income is vital for attorneys to advise their clients and advocate for their position. This panel, consisting of two trial attorneys, a forensic accountant, and a judge, will discuss the issue in depth, including recent court decisions.

12:00 - 1:15 p.m. - Lunch

1:15 - 2:15 p.m. - Attorneys' Fees: What You Need to Know to Get Them or to Defend Against Them

Paula A. Kane, Esq. (Moderator)
Law Office of Paula A. Kane

Lynn Soodik, Esq., CFLS
Law Offices of Lynn Soodik, APC

Steven Knowles, Esq., CFLS
Knowles Collum LLP

Judge B. Scott Silverman
Los Angeles Superior Court, Central District

This panel will discuss effective ways to present attorneys' fees requests or to defend against them.

2:15 - 2:30 p.m. - Break

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. - Enforcement of Judgments: Clients Want More than a Judgment. They Want $$$!!!

Ira Friedman, Esq., CFLS (Moderator)
Friedman and Friedman

Raymond R. Goldstein, Esq.
Center for Enforcement of Family Support

Commissioner David J. Cowan
Los Angeles Superior Court

Commissioner Marshall Rieger
Los Angeles Superior Court

Learn effective ways to enforce Judgments and Orders from this expert panel. The speakers will provide enforcement tips for the collection of a Judgment or Order. Topics will include wage assignment orders, FLARPLS, judgment debtor examinations, abstracts of judgment, contempts, turnover orders, enforcement of foreign support orders, Child Support Services orders, license suspension orders, etc. and an analysis of which method is appropriate to collect a specific judgment or order - and why.

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Recent Developments

Debra S. Frank, Esq., CFLS (Moderator)
Debra S. Frank, APLC

Garrett C. Dailey, Esq., CFLS, AAML
Publisher/Author: Attorney's Briefcase
Author: SupporTax, Lawgic

Commissioner John Chemeleski
Los Angeles Superior Court, South District

Commissioner Michael Convey
Los Angeles Superior Court, Central District

Ever important new case law and legislative trends will be analyzed by this expert panel.

4:00 p.m. - Adjourn

CLE Credits:
   6    General CLE Credit, including Family Law Legal Specialization Credit
   Family Law
   On-Demand Video
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