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Divorce Basics: A View from the Bench and Bar

Electronic Publication (PDF version)

Divorce practice ranks among the most demanding, complex and challenging areas of law. With an abundance of new lawyers entering solo practice and taking divorce work, counsel must be prepared to address a wide array of issues -- from asset valuation and division, to child custody matters, to taxation -- often in a high-pressure, deadline-driven arena.

This course will teach you how to determine the facts of your client's case, select appropriate avenues of relief and parry your opponent's strategies while you become familiar with relevant statutes, rules and leading cases you can use to achieve positive results for your client. Specific topics will include:

  • Initiating representation;
  • Obtaining temporary orders;
  • Discovery;
  • Pretrial conferences and case management conferences;
  • Trial preparation;
  • Case law update; and
  • Alimony reform update.
Sponsoring Sections:

Family Law Section

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Published: January 9, 2012

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