THE COMPLETE FAMILY LAWYER
Live In-Person Seminar
ITEM #:  1030452001   |   EVENT CODE:  282317    |   CREDIT STATUS:  APPROVED
MEMBER PRICE
$195.00
STANDARD PRICE
$245.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

MINNEAPOLIS

Monday, January 27, 2020

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM   |   Check-In:  8:30 AM

Minnesota CLE Conference Center

600 Nicollet Mall # 370

3rd Floor, City Center

Minneapolis, MN 55402

See Dates & Locations tab for important seminar delivery information.

The Complete Family Lawyer

Answers to 101 Questions in 17 Areas of Family Law

This fun, fast-paced seminar is filled with a wealth of practical information every family law attorney should know! You'll receive a crash course dealing with key issues in 17 areas of family law. It’s a whole new way to learn family law!

FREE to All Attendees:
All attendees will receive The Complete Family Lawyer’s Quick Answer Book, a handy reference guide containing the answers, legal authority and commentary for the questions discussed at the course!

Schedule times below are for the live seminar. Please refer to DATES & LOCATIONS for individual replay start times.

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
CHECK-IN & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST


9:00 – 9:20 a.m.
Client Relations

  • What documents should I ask the client to bring to the initial consultation?
  • What should I include in the retainer agreement?
  • How should I decline representation?
  • And many more 

– R. Leigh Frost


9:20 – 9:40 a.m.
Domestic Violence

  • What is the difference between an OFP and an HRO?
  • What is a DANCO?
  • How does an allegation of domestic violence affect custody and parenting time issues?
  • And many more 

– Rana S. Alexander


9:40 – 10:00 a.m.
Child Custody and Parenting Time

  • What is the difference between legal and physical custody? Is one more important than the other? 
  • How do custody labels affect child support? 
  • What are the best interest factors and how are they used to decide custody and parenting time? 
  • And many more 

– Nancy Zalusky Berg


10:00 – 10:20 a.m.
Spousal Maintenance

  • What do I have to prove to get spousal maintenance for my client?
  • What is a “Karon” waiver?
  • What if the payer of spousal maintenance retires?
  • And many more 

– Susan C. Rhode 


10:20 – 10:30 a.m.
BREAK


10:30 – 10:50 a.m.
Child Support

  • How is child support set in split custody situations?   
  • When are deviations appropriate and how are they determined?
  • How is child support modified?
  • And many more 

– Theresa Farrell-Strauss


10:50 – 11:10 a.m.
Paternity

  • Who and what are necessary or permissive parties in a paternity action?  
  • What are the required elements of a paternity adjudication? 
  • Are genetic tests required before a paternity adjudication? 
  • And many more 

– Autumn L. Nelson & Melissa A. Rossow


11:10 – 11:30 a.m.
Property

  • When is an equitable division of property not equal?
  • When is income divided as property?
  • What tracing is necessary in order to prove a nonmarital claim?
  • And many more 

– Ben M. Henschel & Katie E. Merkel


11:30 – 11:50 a.m.
Third Party Custody

  • Who can petition the court for third party custody? 
  • What is the difference between a “de facto custodian” and an “interested third party”?
  • Does a parent need to be included as a party in the third party custody proceeding if they have never been adjudicated as a parent and they are not on the child’s birth certificate?  
  • And many more 

– Theresa E. Bea & Gary A. Debele


11:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS


12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
LUNCH (on your own)


1:00 – 1:20 p.m.
Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Is an agreement from a facilitated process ever binding?
  • What information from a confidential ADR process can be shared with the court?
  • Which decisions from ADR processes must be filed with the court?
  • And many more 

– Dana McKenzie


1:20 – 1:40 p.m.
Taxes

  • Which parent is entitled to head of household filing status, and can it be changed by court order?
  • Can a family court require married parties to file a joint return, and what are the consequences of filing a joint return?
  • And many more 

– Michael P. Boulette & Sonja Trom Eayrs


1:40 – 2:00 p.m.
Interstate and International Issues

  • What is the process for commencing a family court action against someone who lives out of state or out of the country? 
  • What is the interplay between subject matter and personal jurisdiction in interstate and international family law cases? 
  • What are strategies to address jurisdictional conflicts in interstate and international divorce or child custody cases? 
  • And many more 

– Valerie D. Arnold


2:00 – 2:20 p.m.
Agreements Between Married and Unmarried Couples

  • What are the requirements for an antenuptial agreement to be enforceable? 
  • What are the requirements for a postnuptial agreement to be enforceable? 
  • How do you modify or amend an antenuptial agreement?
  • And many more 

– James J. Vedder


2:20 – 2:30 p.m.
BREAK


2:30 – 2:50 p.m.
Retirement Accounts

  • Can a QDRO be entered before a Decree is entered? 
  • Can a QDRO be entered after the death of the Plan Participant? 
  • Can the award of a portion of a PERA benefit to a former spouse be subject to increases for earnings? 
  • And many more 

– Thomas M. Hughes


2:50 – 3:10 p.m.
Unmarried and Same-Sex Couples

  • What effect, if any, does the United States Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges have on same-sex couples since Minnesota marriage equality had already passed as state law? 
  • In what circumstances does Minnesota’s cohabitation statute apply? 
  • Do unmarried same-sex couples have a right to property division, including real estate, upon ending their relationship if the parties did not have a written agreement regarding division of property?
  • And many more 

– Mary Pat Byrn & Libby Due


3:10 – 3:30 p.m.
Military Issues

  • If my Servicemember has not physically resided in Minnesota for several years, can I still bring the divorce proceeding in Minnesota?
  • What is the Servicemember Civil Relief Act and what does it do? 
  • How do I calculate the income for a Servicemember for the purposes of child support?
  • And many more 

– Johanna Clyborne


3:30 – 3:50 p.m.
Children in Need of Protection

  • What is the definition of child abuse under Minnesota law?
  • What should you expect in juvenile court hearings?
  • How does a child abuse allegation impact family court proceedings ? 
  • And many more 

– Mallory K. Stoll


3:50 – 4:20 p.m.
Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Technology

  • How does one begin the adoption process?
  • What is an adoption home study?
  • What does the Indian Child Welfare Act require?
  • And many more 

– Theresa E. Bea & Gary A. Debele


4:20 – 4:30 p.m.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

IN-PERSON LIVE PRESENTATION
Monday, January 27, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Minnesota CLE Conference Center
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 370
Seventh Street & Nicollet Mall, Third Floor City Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

LIVE WEBCAST
Monday, January 27, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Attend online

IN-PERSON REPLAYS
Schedule times for replays may differ from those for the live program. Start times are as indicated below. Please register at least one week in advance to secure your copy of the course materials on the day of the seminar.

Minneapolis – 2/7/20 (Check-In 8:30; Replay 9:00)
Minneapolis – 2/25/20 (Check-In 8:30; Replay 9:00)
Minnesota CLE Conference Center
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 370
Seventh Street and Nicollet Mall, Third Floor City Center

Bemidji – 3/5/20 (Check-In 8:30; Replay 9:00)
Brouse Woodke & Hildebrandt
312 America Avenue Northwest

Duluth – 3/20/20 (Check-In 8:30; Replay 9:00) – Cancelled
Pier B Resort, Pilot House Boardroom
800 West Railroad Street

Hibbing – 3/13/20 (Check-In 8:15; Replay 8:30)
St. Louis County Courthouse
1810 - 12th Avenue East

Mankato – 3/6/20 (Check-In 8:15; Replay 8:30)
Farrish Johnson Law Office
1907 Excel Drive

St. Cloud – 3/12/20 (Check-In 8:15; Replay 8:30)
Rinke Noonan Law Firm
1015 West St. Germain Street

In-Person Live:  $195 MSBA members / $195 paralegals / $245 standard rate
In-Person Replay:  $175 MSBA members / $175 paralegals / $225 standard rate
Live Webcast:  $245

Other discounts that may apply:

Scholarships available!
Need-based scholarships are available for in-person and online seminars. For further information or to obtain a scholarship application, contact us at 800-759-8840 or customerservice@minncle.org.

Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 6.0 standard CLE credits. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 6.0 credits.

All attendees will receive The Complete Family Lawyer’s Quick Answer Book, a handy reference guide containing the answers, legal authority and commentary for the questions discussed at the course!

Can't attend? The Complete Family Lawyer's Quick Answer Book is available for $75 (plus tax and handling). To order, call Minnesota CLE at 800-759-8840. Available in hard copy. Orders will be filled after the live seminar.

MEMBER PRICE
$195.00
STANDARD PRICE
$245.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.
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