Presenter:
Hon. Alice Vilardi

23rd Annual Spring Seminar: “Submitted: Mastering Rulings, Orders & Judgments”

Garrett C. Dailey, CFLS Faculty (Bench): Faculty (Bar): Justice Dennis Cornell Robert Brandt, CFLS Hon. John Chemelski, Ret. Ronald Granberg, CFLS Hon. Dianna Gould-Saltman Babarba Hammers, CFLS Hon. Erick Larsh John Hodson, CFLS Hon. Mark S. Millard Sherry Peterson, CFLS Hon. Thomas Trent Lewis Leslie Ellen Shear, CALS, CFLS Hon. Marge A. Slabach, Ret. Stephen Temko, CALS, CFLS Hon. Alice Vilandi Elaine Tumonis, Esq.

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24th Annual Spring Seminar: “Spousal Support: An In‑Depth Analysis for the 21st Century”

Moderator: Garrett C. Dailey, CFLS Judicial Responder Panel: Hon. Dianna Gould-Saltman, Hon. Thomas Trent Lewis, Hon. Mark S. Millard, and Hon. Alice Vilardi Don’t Worry, It’s Only Temporary Christopher C. Melcher, CFLS, and Andrew L. Hunt, CPA, ASA This panel will explore the tactical challenges of setting temporary spousal support. Topics will include pre-filing decisions, guideline vs. non-guideline temporary support, basing support on lifestyle or spending, reimbursement and credits, tax considerations, short marriages, and community income after separation. Martial Standard of Living: The Highs and Lows of It Hon. Lon F. Hurwitz, Hon. Michael J. Naughton (Ret.), and Edward J. Thomas, CFLS Presenting the MSOL at trial: an analysis featuring practical pointers, legal nuances, make-it or break-it evidence, and common misunderstandings and misperceptions in modest and not-somodest estates. The Award for Best Supporting Family Code § 4320 Factor Goes To? Hon. Bruce Iwasaki, Michael A. Guerrero, CFLS, and William Ryden, CFLS Once you have determined the MSOL, to what extent do other Family Code § 4320 factors come into play? This panel will present a number of real life scenarios, demonstrate and provide insight into which factors are important in difference contexts and how to present evidence and arguments to strengthen your case. Beyond 4320 Hon. Patti C. Ratekin, Hon. Claudia J. Silbar, and Michele Brown, CFLS This panel will focus on the interplay between domestic violence, child custody and Family Code sections 4321 and 4322 on the award, modification, and termination of spousal support. From Chaos to Clarity – Establishing a Spousal Support Award Hon. Mark A. Juhas, Hon. Sue Alexander, and John D. Hodson, CFLS Two bench officers demystify the crystal ball and discuss how they establish spousal support. Post-Judgment Modification of Spousal Support: “It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over” Hon. Justice Dennis A. Cornell (Ret.), Robert E. Blevans, CFLS, and Vanessa Kirker Wright, CFLS This panel will present an in-depth discussion of post-judgment spousal support modifications. The panel will examine what needs to be proven, who needs to prove what and how best to do it in order to obtain a post-judgment modification of spousal support. In addition, the panel will further discuss the post-judgment implications of Family Code § 4323, spousal support modification trends and historical perspectives. Ask the Judges – the Last Word on “Spousal Support: An In-Depth Analysis for the 21st Century” Hon. Dianna Gould-Saltman, Hon. Thomas Trent Lewis, Hon. Mark S. Millard, and Hon. Alice Vilardi Moderator: Garrett C. Dailey, CFLS

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Secrets of Effective Attorney’s Fees Requests

This one hour presentation is a concise analysis of statutes available for specific actions that provide for the award of attorneys fees. Fees may be mandatory or discretionary. Learn the secrets of what to submit in your billing statements and what to avoid. Are you confused about whether or how to use the Judicial Council Forms to Request Fees? Learn when and how to effectively use these forms. The Judge provides insight into the dangers and effective requests for Sanctions.. This presentation provides extensive knowledge of an experienced family law Judge with tips and hints to obtain attorneys fees in your case.

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Strategies and Presentation of Date of Separation Trials

“This one hour presentation provides background, skills and strategies for trial of the issue of the date of separation. This issue can have substantial or severe financial consequences to your client. Many times date of separation is bifurcated for a separate trial but it can also get lost in a full trial. The issues impact Motions for Alternate Valuation Dates. Cases lean both ways. How does a Judge see this issue from the bench? How do you simplify your presentation to get your desired result? Get preparation hints, practical advice and suggestions from Judge Alice Vilardi, family law Judge in Alameda Superior Court and a presenter for judicial education. “

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