Often Overlooked – Family Law Issues (December 2017) [18547-FSV]

Often Overlooked – Family Law Issues (December 2017) [18547-FSV]

Original Program Date: December 13, 2017
Duration: 6 hours
Credits: Ethics: 1.00, Law & Legal Procedure: 5.00
List Price:$275.00
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This program was a live seminar and webcast presented on December 13, 2017, in Seattle, WA. If you attended the live seminar or webcast and reported CLE credits, you cannot also report credits from watching or listening to this recording.

In this recorded seminar, an exceptional faculty dives into the unique issues at the crossroads of family law and military service, including:

  • Disability Benefits and Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act (USFSPA) Update – Close analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court’s May 2017 decision regarding military disability benefits in Howell v. Howell and amendments to the USFSPA overturning the “time rule.”

  • Military Parenting Plan and Child Support Enforcement
    • Determining whether an individual is on active military status
    • Requesting verification of employment and pay
    • Service of process
    • Determining child support amount
    • Enforcing child support orders through income withholding
    • Enforcing medical support

  • Considerations for Drafting Final Documents in Military Divorce
    • Military pension division order
    • Survivor benefit plan elections and issues
    • Impact of disability pay on pension benefits—recent developments

  • Discovery in Military Family Law Cases – The top 10 things to ask for during discovery and why!

  • Military Family Support Guidelines – A review of each service branch’s support guidelines and manners of enforcement and implementation. Learn how to ask for and/or obtain financial support from service members using the chain of command.

  • Appointing a Guardian Ad Litem – What are the legal guideposts when a party in a family law matter is mentally disabled? Learn how to navigate the ethical issues around appointing a Guardian Ad Litem.

Program Chair: Mark Alexander – Seattle Divorce Services, Seattle, WA

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Coursebook contains 210 pages.

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