Family law practitioners are often faced with a scenario where the client sitting across the desk presents with issues that are beyond the scope of family law. They may have a house entering foreclosure, or an uncertain immigration status. They may be so far in debt that bankruptcy is imminent, or their spouse is in trouble with the IRS related to a joint tax filing. Family law attorneys need to be equipped to spot potential issues, even outside of our practice area, and if we do not know the answers, direct our clients to someone who does. The 2020 Family Law Hot Tips program pairs experienced family law attorneys, with attorneys experienced in the areas of Bankruptcy, Elder Law, Real Property, Tax, and Immigration to discuss issues from these areas of law that are likely to present to a family law attorney.
Session 1: Bankruptcy
Learn issue spotting for possible bankruptcy planning as you help your client navigate the potential financial changes of divorce.
Marla Zide, Esq., Law Office of Marla Zide, LLC
Robert A. Siegel, Esq., Law Office of Marla Zide, LLC
Session 2: Elder Law and Estate Planning
Marital status impacts a family’s estate plans in multiple substantial ways, so wills, trusts, titles, plans and policies have to be revisited when helping your client navigate divorce and separation. Learn the potential pitfalls and how to avoid them.
Lorraine Prete, Esq., Kaslick & Prete, LLC
Cristine Evans LoVetro, Esq., Law Office of Cristine Evans LoVetro, LLC
Session 3: Real Property
Real property is often the most substantial asset involved in a divorce, and ownership issues are often the focus of many divorce negotiations. This session will delve into troubleshooting real property ownership issues and their impact on family law cases.
Christopher W. Nicholson, Esq.,Turnbull, Nicholson & Sanders, P.A.
Robert S. Glushakow, Esq., Hofmeister & Breza
Session 4: Tax
Faculty address the changes in tax law from the Jobs and Tax Act of 2017 and their potential impact on your client’s divorce planning.
Pilar C. Nichols, Esq., Offit Kurman
Eric J. Rollinger, Esq., Stein, Sperling, Bennett, De Jong, Driscoll, P.C.
Session 5: Immigration
Immigration status can greatly impact a client’s position in many family law cases. Learn from an experienced immigration and family law attorney what your client’s best options are and how to protect them.
Deborah S. Ninan, Ninan and Vibriesca Law