Presenter:
Hon. Michael J. Naughton Ret.

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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25th Annual Spring Seminar Yours Mine and Ours: Complexities in Characterizing Assests and Debts

The Family Residence: Recent Cases and Hot Topics Dawn Gray, CFLS and Katherine Kirkland, CFLS; Issues Affecting the Character of Commercial and Investment Property Dawn Gray, CFLS and Greg Abel, CFLS It’s None of Your Business, Or Is It Robert C. Brandt, CFLS, Judi A. Curtin, CFLS, and Lawrence A. Moskowitz, CFLS Characterization of Retirement Benefits and Deferred Compensation – The Seesaw R. Ann Fallon, CFLS and James T. Crawford, Jr., JD Follow the Facts – Characterizing Investment Accounts, Insurance, Stock, and Employment Compensation/Assets Hon. Sue Alexander, Hon. Mark A. Juhas, and Hon. Michael J. Convey Staking Claims to Intellectual Property in the Golden State Harold Stanton, JD; Kenneth Sidle Debts and Dissolution of Marriage or “Who Gets the Gold Mine and Who Gets the Shaft” D. Thomas Woodruff, CFLS, Hon. James Mize, and Hon. John D. Paulsen Ask the Judges – the Last Word on “Yours, Mine, and Ours: Complexities in Characterizing Assets and Debts” Hon. Thomas Trent Lewis, Hon. Michael J. Naughton (Ret.), Hon. Patti C. Ratekin,

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26th Annual Spring Seminar – Navigating Custody Litagation: A Roadmap to Success 11 MCLE hrs 3/2-3/4/18

Does Your custody Evaluator Know the Truth? Hon Gale Hickman and Marc Tovstein To Depose or Not to Depose: That is the question – The Ins and Outs of Depositions Re Complex Custody Issues – Larry Ginsberg and Raquel Sefton Sanchez Substance Abuse and the Family Code 3044 Presumption: Get Thee Back to the Fundamentals of Lawyering – Hon. Mark Juhas and Andrea Palash Beyond the Case Law: Successful Litigation of Relocation and Abduction Issues – Hon. Dianna Gould Saltman and Hon. Erick Larsh A Strategic Approach to Direct Examination – Hon. Michael Convey and Glen Schwartz Cross Examination Tips, Strategies, and Pitfalls – Hon. Sharon Kalemkiarian and Michele Brown

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