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Hot Tips in Family Law


Important Note:

Due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19, we have made the decision to postpone Legal Excellence Week to March 14-18, 2022. 

If you are already registered, there’s no need for you to take any action at this time, your registration will automatically transfer to the new dates. If you are unable to attend the event on the new dates, please contact member services at or 410-685-7878 to cancel your registration and receive a refund.

We are excited and look forward to hosting Legal Excellence Week in the Spring both in-person and virtually. We will continue to share updates as we have them.


Join the MSBA Family and Juvenile Law Section during Day 3 of MSBA Legal Excellence Week, for its newest hybrid presentation of Hot Tips in Family Law on November 17, 2021 at 9 am. You can join us in-person or virtually to best accommodate your schedule.

Experienced practitioners will discuss and analyze the following topics:

  • Unlocking the Mysteries of Parent Coordination;
  • Resist and Refuse: Dealing with Child Resistant Custody Issues;
  • Prenuptial Agreements: Best Practices in Financial Disclosures;
  • New and Soon to Come Changes to the MD Child Support Guidelines; and
  • Tax Issues and Challenges in Divorce.

Attend Your Way – Connect With Everyone

Join us in person at Live! Casino & Hotel in Arundel Mills, Maryland or two satellite locations near you Bethesda, Maryland, or Southern Maryland or attend 100% virtually via our MSBA Learn App.  No matter how you attend you can utilize the MSBA Learn App to find, connect, and chat with sponsors, presenters, and attendees.


Access Content for 90 days After the Event

We know you’re busy!  So if you can only join us for the morning or afternoon session, don’t worry!  You’ll have access to the entire Immigration Update for 90 days after the event to enjoy when you have a moment and when it’s most convenient for you.


Want More?

Check out the Legal Excellence Weekly Pass, for one low price you can access all 8 Programs & Conferences, plus special events like the A2JC VIP Event.  See details and savings HERE.


Safety is Our Priority

If you plan to attend this event in person, please note the MSBA follows the current CDC COVID-19 GuidanceMaryland regulations and executive orders pertaining to COVID-19, and any county-specific guidelines.  Further, MSBA follows any rules and/or guidelines outlined by the host venue.

Guidance from these various resources changes often.  You will receive an email approximately seven (7) days prior to the scheduled event date with details related to any guidelines in place at that time.

If, on the day o the event, you feel unwell, are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or are COVID positive, please stay home.  We will happily convert your in-person registration to a virtual attendance option when you contact our Membership team at or 410-685-7878.

In-person attendees will be required to sign and accept the linked “Attendee Liability Waiver and Assumption of Risk” prior to admission to this event.

Course Level
Professional Area of Focus
Family Law
General Practice
CLE Field of Study
Live! Casino and Hotel
7002 Arundel Mills Cir
Hanover, MD 21076 US
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Day 1

9:00 am
Unlocking the Mysteries of Parent Coordination

Laura Burrows, Esq., The Law Office of Laura E. Burrows, LLC

Laurie Wasserman, Esq., Law Offices of Laurie M. Wasserman LLC

10:00 am
10:10 am
Resist and Refuse: Dealing with Child Resistant Custody Issues

Dr. Gina Santoro, Santoro Psychological Services

11:10 am
11:20 am
Tax Issues and Challenges in Divorce

Thomas Ries, Esq., Kaufman, Ries & Elgin, P.A.

12:20 pm
1:00 pm
Prenuptial Agreements: Best Practices in Financial Disclosures

Linda Ravdin, Esq., Pasternak & Fidis, P.C.

2:00 pm
2:10 pm
New and Soon to Come Changes to the MD Child Support Guidelines

James Milko, Esq.,Trainor, Billman, Bennett & Milko, LLP

3:10 pm
3:20 pm
4:20 pm
Program Adjourns