Presenter:
Hon. Michael J. Naughton Ret.

18th Annual Spring Seminar Pre‑Conference Institute: Advanced Attorneys’ Fees: Maximizing Your Results in Making or Opposing Family Law Fee Requests, Practical Strategies, and Hot Issues –

18th Annual Spring Seminar Pre-Conference Institute: Advanced Attorneys’ Fees: Maximizing Your Results in Making or Opposing Family Law Fee Requests, Practical Strategies, and Hot Issues – Hon. Kenneth Black (Ret.);Hon. Michael Naughton; Garrett C. Dailey, CFLS;Leslie Ellen Shear, CFLS, CALS

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18th Annual Spring Seminar: “Titles, Transfers and Transmutations: When Spouses Change the Character of Assets and Obligations,” including Pre‑Conference Institute: Advanced Attorneys’ Fees

Fundamentals of Transmutations – Dawn Gray, CFLS; Stephen J. Wagner, CFLS Title Presumptions and Burdens of Proof – Stephen Temko, CFLS, CALS ’Til Death or Divorce Do Us Part: Probate and Family Law Crossover Issues – Hon. Mitchell Beckloff; Diana E. Richmond, CFLS; Avery Cooper, CFLS Title, Transfers and Transmutation Trial Practicum – Peter M. Walzer, CFLS; Christopher Melcher, CFLS Settlement Practicum: Outside the Box Settlement Tools – Eileen Preville, CFLS Ask the Judges: “The Last Word” – Hon. Thomas Trent Lewis; Hon. Michael Naughton; Hon. Maren Nelson

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2016 Speaker Series Complex Family Law Trial Issues, Part Four: Approaching and Presenting Complex Business Valuation Issues

The experts demonstrate “how to put into practice” legal principles. It isn’t just determining separate vs. community property of a business. There are important issues of apportionment of business value including, reasonable compensation, valuation methods, post separation efforts, as well as the hybrids including the new case of IRMO Brandes and new terms such as “Marital Value” as in IRMO Honer. This program includes important materials and a demonstration presentation of examination and cross examination of an expert accountant. Learn from the prospective of experienced professionals: a practicing lawyer, a judge, and an accountant.

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20th Annual Spring Seminar: “Show Me the Money: Exploring Its Nuances and Complexities”

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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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