Presenter:
Robert E. Blevans, CFLS

” Untangling Pre – Marital Jointly Owned Property – The Family Code 2650 Solution – How to Apply 2650 and What Are the Tactical Considerations. “

Explore the Myth of a True Joint Tenancy in Family Law: Characterization and Reimbursement Issues Relating to Joint Premarital Acquisitions. Issues arise when a couple purchases property together prior to marriage in joint form and one person contributes more to the acquisition than the other. The non-contributing spouse argues that a true joint tenancy exists and the equity in the house should be equally split without any “2640” rights because the asset was acquired before marriage. Vanessa and Bob pull apart the relevant code sections and explain why this position should not prevail in any family law court. Presenters: Vanessa Wills, CFLS, and Robert Blevans, CFLS, AAML, Blevans & Blevans This presentation is approved for 1 hour of specialization and recertification credit in family law and MCLE credit. November 27, 2018 61 minutes

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16th Annual Spring Seminar: “Spousal Support: Everything the Family Law Practitioner Should Know, and More”

Spousal Support: The Historical Perspective and the Future Vision – James A. Hennenhoefer, CFLS; Diana Richmond, CFLS How to Prove the Elements: Difference in Temporary v. Permanent Spousal Support & Burdens of Proof – Ronald S. Granberg, CFLS; Robert Blevans, CFLS Modifications, Step-Downs and Terminations of Spousal Support – Garrett C. Dailey, CFLS Income v. Cash Flow Available for Spousal Support – Stephen J. Wagner, CFLS; Cynthia V. Craig, CPA Taxation Issues Relative to Spousal Support Orders – Ronald S. Granberg, CFLS; Robert E. Blevans, CFLS Collection of Spousal Support from Retirement Income Streams/Murray – R. Ann Fallon, CFLS; James M. Crawford, Jr.,

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17th Annual Spring Seminar: “Complex Property Characterization and Disposition Issues: Strategies for an Uncertain Economy”

Practical Solutions to “Real” Estate Problems: Character i zation and Division in a Down Real Estate Market – Ronald S. Granberg, CFLS; Robert E. Blevans, CFLS Upside Down and Inside Out: Coping With Fore closures and Short Sales – D. Thomas Woodruff, CFLS; Jonathan G. Stein, JD; Randy C. Renfro, CPA, JD; Arnold Breyer, CFLS Beyond Pereira and Van Camp: Equitable Apportionment in a Chaotic Market – Dawn Gray, CFLS; Stephen J. Wagner, CFLS Practical Strategies for Business Valuation and Cash-Flow Analysis in an Economic Downturn – Peter M. Walzer, CFLS; Jerry E. Randall, CPA Don’t Delay the Deferred Comp Issues: A Review of Pension and Retirement Division Law and How to Minimize Risks – R. Ann Fallon, CFLS; James M. Crawford, Jr., JD “The Last Word” on Characterization and Division – The Judges Will Take Your Questions Now. . . – Garrett C. Dailey, CFLS (moderator); Hon. Donald King (Ret.); Hon. Thomas Trent Lewis; Hon. Jerilyn L. Borack

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

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22nd Annual Spring Seminar: “Truth or Consequences… The Intricacies of Fiduciary Duties”

Judicial Responder Panel: Hon Diana Gould Saltman; Hon Thomas Trent Lewis; Hon Robert Schnider, Ret; Hon Marjorie Slabach, Ret Why I love Fiduciary Duties and Why should love them, too presented by Dawn Gray, CFLS Managing your own client’s compliance with fudiciary obligations presented by Stephen Wagner CFLS and Edward Thomas CFLS Here, There, But not everywhere; Unique problems involving fiduciary duties presented by Stephen Temko CALS CFLS and Sandra Joan Morris CFLS How do you induce the opposing party to comply? presented by Sharon Kalemkiarian CFLS and Sharon Blanchet CFLS Balancing business interests and fiduciary duties presented by Peter Walzer CFLS and Hon Mark Juhas Litigating a fiduciary duty claim presented by Stephen Wagner CFLS and Robert Blevans CFLS AS the Judges – The last word on “The Intricacies of Fiduciary Duties” presented by Hon Dianna Gould Saltman; Hon Thomas Trent Lewis; Hon Robert A Schnider, Ret; Hon Marjorie A Slabach, Ret

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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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