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Family Law University 2024: Complete Guide to Child Support


Join the MSBA Family and Juvenile Law Section for an all new virtual Family Law University 2024: A Complete Guide to Child Support on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 9:00 a.m.

Experienced attorneys will lead registrants through a deep dive on all issues related to child support. Topics will include Jurisdiction and UIFSA, Establishment v. Modification, Retroactivity, Guidelines – Recent Updates, Calculating Child Support, Discovery and Experts in the Child Support Case, Child Support Administration, Orders, Collections, Arrears, Enforcement, and Attorney’s Fees and more! Scroll down for the detailed, timed agenda showing faculty and full topics, and to register for the livestream event coming up on February 21st, 2014.


5.5 hours of CLE credit will be offered by the surrounding MCLE states. If you’re unable to attend the live virtual program, the entire event will be recorded and available to you to view later. You can pre-purchase the OnDemand HERE.


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Course Level
Professional Area of Focus
Family Law
CLE Field of Study
Continuing Education Legal Credit
Event Information
Feb 21, 2024
9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
Total CLE Credits


Day 1

9:00 am
Program Agenda

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Jurisdiction and UIFSA, Establishment v. Modification, 

Retroactivity, Guidelines – Recent Updates

Christopher Nicholson, Esq. and Alexis Holiday, Esq., Turnbull, Nicholson and Sanders


10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Calculating Child Support in general/overview (sole/shared/split), Credits, Deviation

Sarah Gable, Esq., Rodier Family Law & Samantha H. Kravitz, Esq., Offit Kurman)


11:00 a.m – 11:15 a.m. Break 


11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Income

  1. Income for CS Purposes – Definitions
  2. Proving and Calculating Income
  3. Private Sector
  4. State Government

Federal Government

  1. Military and VA Disability
  2. SSI/SSDI; payments for children
  3. Self-employment income – Walker v Grow
  4. Unemployment

Vincent M. Wills, Esq., Meiselman, Helfant & Wills

12:15 p.m. –1:00 p.m.      Lunch Break


1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.       Discovery and Experts in the Child Support Case

  1. Discovery
  2. Pay and income
  3. Bank records and Credit Card Statements

Tax Returns – personal and business

  1. Credits – schools, health insurance and costs, childcare expenses
  1. Interrogatories/RPOD, Deposition, etc.
  2. Experts in the CS Case
  3. Lifestyle Analysis
  4. Forensic Income Analysis

What if case can’t afford an expert – proving income

Emily Cunniff, Esq., Nichols Gelmann LLC and Mary Likos, Esq., McKinney Figini


2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Break


2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.  Special Issues

  1. Health Insurance/Extraordinary Medical Expenses (12-201 g, h)
  2. Voluntary Impoverishment and Imputation of Income (12-201 i, m)
  3. Above CSG Cases – Best Practices
  4. Destitute Adult Children (13-101)
  5. Tax Exemptions
  6. Private School
  7. Split Custody
  8. Extracurriculars

Samantha Rodier, Esq., Rodier Family Law and Rebecca A. Fleming, Esq., Turnbull, Nicholson & Sanders


3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m Child Support Administration, Orders, Collections, Arrears, Enforcement, and Attorney’s Fees

Jennifer Caffrey, Esq., CSA Chief Supervising Attorney, and Jennifer Spresser, Esq., CSA Supervising Attorney


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