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Live Charlotte | Charlotte Marriott City Center
Thursday-Friday, November 14-15, 2019

or

Live Wrightsville Beach | Holiday Inn Resort
Thursday-Friday, January 30-31, 2020

Available format

Learn about new and emerging issues in family law, including the new tax law, the new equitable distribution statute, divisible property and debt, personal versus practice goodwill and valuation of a professional services company, active and passive appreciation, and gray divorce issues.

Planned by the NCBA Family Law Section

The program is held live at the two locations listed above. You have a choice as to which location and date you would prefer to attend.

Due to its advanced nature, this program has a strict limited capacity of 75 at each location. 

Attendees are expected to actively participate during the program by asking questions, sharing practical expertise and applying relevant experiences to the topics. This format has proved to be successful in the past.

Again this year registrants must be a NCBA Family Law Section member and certify that they are a NC State Bar Family Law Specialist or have practiced family law for at least eight years and that family law is their primary area of practice.

As you will see from the online agenda, we have selected an outstanding group of speakers to participate in this program. It is expected that there will be a lot of practical advice and materials for our attendees.  

We are sure you will not want to miss this opportunity, so register today!

We will keep a waitlist and notify registrants when added to the waitlist, as well as communicate the registration status prior to the program date. Payment in full is required to be added to the waitlist.

In consideration of your Family Law Section members who might be on the waitlist for this program, please contact us immediately if you become aware that you need to cancel your registration. 


Click on the "In Depth" tab for tuition, location, hotel and speaker information.

Agenda
  • THURSDAY
  • 8:30am | Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 8:55 | Welcome and Introductions
  • 9:00 | Client's with Personality Disorders (Ethics) | Harrison and Lepage
  • 10:00 | Divisible Property and Debt | DeJesse
  • 11:00 | Break
  • 11:15 | Interplay Between Family and Bankruptcy Law | Oleynik and Spagnola
  • 12:15pm | Networking Lunch Sponsored by Better Divorce Solutions LLC
  • 1:15 | Civil and Criminal Contempt | Cecil and Howell
  • 3:15 | Break
  • 3:30 | New Tax Law | Sheridan
  • 4:30 | Adjourn for the Day
  • FRIDAY
  • 8:30am | Continental Breakfast
  • 8:55 | Welcome and Introductions
  • 9:00 | Personal vs. Practice Goodwill and Valuation of Professional Service Companies | Paschall
  • 10:30 | Break
  • 10:45 | Active and Passive Appreciation | Dameworth
  • 12:15pm | Networking Lunch
  • 1:15 | New Changes to the Equitable Distribution Statute | Clanton
  • 2:15 | Social Media and Evidence | Zipp
  • 3:15 | Break
  • 3:30 | Trending Now: Gray Divorce Issues...You've Been Married How Long and Now You Want a Divorce?! | Bonuomo, Byers and Whitley
  • 4:30 | Program Adjourn
Product Information
Date Presented:
November 14, 2019 8:55 AM Eastern
Length:
1 day, 7 hours
Complex Emerging Issues in Family Law (Family Law Intensive)
TUITION RATE. Membership discounts automatically apply at checkout. 

NCBA Family Law Section Member*: $625


*Registrants must be a NCBA Family Law Section member and certify that they are a NC State Bar Family Law Specialist or have practiced family law for at least eight years and that family law is their primary area of practice. Premier Pass is not accepted at this program per the terms and conditions


PROGRAM LOCATIONS. 


Charlotte Marriott Center City

100 West Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202 | 704.333.9000



Holiday Inn Resort Wrightsville Beach
1706 North Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 | 910.256.2231




HOTEL INFORMATION. Contact hotels directly for reservations at the special NCBA room rate. Rates are based on availability and may sell out. 


Charlotte Marriott Center City

100 West Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202 | 704.333.9000

  • Nightly Rate | $209
  • Reservations | 800.228.9290 or 704.333.9000 (Ask for the Family Law Intensive group rate.)
  • Cutoff Date | Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Holiday Inn Resort Wrightsville Beach
1706 North Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 | 910.256.2231

  • Nightly Rate | $109 standard, $129 oceanfront
  • Reservations | 877.330.5050 (Ask for the 2020 Family Law Intensive group rate.)
  • Cutoff Date | Friday, January 3, 2020

FULL AGENDA AND SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 

  THURSDAY  
  8:30-8:55am Registration and Continental Breakfast
  8:55-9:00 Welcome and Introductions
  9:00-10:00

Client's with Personality Disorders* | Harrison and Lepage

If you practice family law long enough, chances are high that you will represent a client who presents symptoms of serious and sometimes even dangerous, personality disorders. Dr. Tina Lepage, a psychologist, and Wade Harrison, a family lawyer, present information from each of their practices designed to help you identify, manage and, if necessary, discontinue representation of these types of clients.

  10:00-11:00

Divisible Property and Debt | DeJesse

Learn about the presumption and burden of proof regarding divisible property and debt, active and passive factors which determine whether classification of property or debt is divisible or separate, active efforts and causes of property value increase or decrease, and distribution and treatment of post-separation payments, including repairs/maintenance, finance charges, interest, mortgage loans and property taxes.

  11:00-11:15 Break
  11:15-12:15pm

Interplay Between Family and Bankruptcy Law | Oleynik and Spagnola

This segment addresses the effect of a bankruptcy filing on a family law case and the strategic use of bankruptcy by one or both parties in a divorce matter. Learn what you should do when a party files a bankruptcy and how the bankruptcy affects actions in state court and in settlement negotiations — including the impact of the automatic stay on property division and support obligations, which debts are dischargeable in chapter 7 and 13 cases, and what the non-filing spouse should do to protect their claims for support and property division — as well as useful strategies to preserve your client’s interests when bankruptcy is filed. 

  12:15-1:15 Networking Lunch Sponsored by Better Divorce Solutions LLC
  1:15-3:15 

Civil and Criminal Contempt | Cecil and Howell 

After reviewing the fundamentals of the law of criminal and civil contempt and the application of those fundamentals in recent appellate decisions, the presenters discuss the difference in purpose of and procedure for criminal and civil contempt, the role of the show cause order and the burden of proof/persuasion, appropriate purge conditions and “sentences,” and attorney’s fees.

  3:15-3:30  Break 
  3:30-4:30

New Tax Law | Sheridan

This analysis of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 focuses on the changes of interest to family lawyers, especially those pertaining to the tax treatment of alimony. Gain a better understanding of tax issues in the division of property — such as the allocation of unrealized gain between the parties, and issues with transfers of closely held entities and real estate.

  4:30

Adjourn for the Day

  FRIDAY
  8:30-8:55am Continental Breakfast
  8:55-9:00 Welcome and Introductions
  9:00-10:30

Personal vs. Practice Goodwill and Valuation of Professional Service Companies | Paschall

Examine the current status and implications of North Carolina law on the classification and valuation of personal (professional) and enterprise (entity) goodwill — a key issue in the division of the marital estate. Take a closer look at the conventional interpretation of North Carolina’s position, compared to the rest of the country, the reasonable limits of the capitalization of excess earnings method suggested in Poore and applied in Hamby and the classification and valuation guidance on this issue offered by the North and South Carolina courts.

  10:30-10:45 Break
  10:45-12:15pm

Active and Passive Appreciation | Dameworth

An update on performing active and passive analyses and applying causation concepts brings you up to speed on identifying and quantifying the impact of market forces and other passive factors that cause value changes. Review current practices and procedures used to identify value changes by individual efforts, as well as procedures used to quantify and allocate changes in value among individuals who cause value changes. The presentation focuses on illustrating the application of active and passive methods and procedures by North Carolina family law cases that involve active and passive issues.

  12:15-1:15 Networking Lunch
  1:15-2:15

New Changes to the Equitable Distribution Statute | Clanton

N.C.G.S. § 50-20.1 (“pension and retirement benefits”) was amended extensively by the General Assembly in 2019. This detailed look at the new statute, which is effective October 1, 2019, highlights and discusses the impact of those changes.

  2:15-3:15

Social Media and Evidence | Zipp

Hear about the interplay between the Rules of Evidence and social media, including a discussion of obtaining and objecting to discovery and the admissibility and usefulness of discovery in negotiations and trial. Learn about “new” apps, receive a checklist of apps to be on the lookout for and explore the interplay between social media and criminal statutes.

  3:15-3:30 Break
  3:30-4:30

Trending Now: Gray Divorce Issues/You’ve Been Married How Long and Now You Want a Divorce?! | Bonuomo and Whitley

One is never too old to get married or to get divorced. Most of us are experiencing a large influx of clients in their golden years, except they don’t think their life is so rosy and golden. Sometimes it is a second marriage; often it is a very long-term first marriage. There are unique issues and concerns which arise in “gray divorces.” This closing session addresses both legal and practical concerns, including incompetency of one or both parties, death during the proceedings of one or both parties, extended family involvement (sometimes helpful, sometimes a curse, oftentimes both), estate planning before and during the pendency of an action, the elective share versus equitable distribution, health issues for one or both parties, timing issues, discovery and collecting information, taking depositions, spousal support issues, distributive awards, other creative ways of dividing property, and much more. Whoever said getting old was boring? A gray divorce is anything but boring.

  4:30 Program Adjourn
Indicates portion providing Ethics/Professional Responsibility credit


FACULTY. 
Speaker Information
Kim R Bonuomo   [ view bio ]
Colleen L Byers   [ view bio ]
Lee M Cecil   [ view bio ]
Charles W 'Whit' Clanton   [ view bio ]
Charles W Coltrane   [ view bio ]
William C Dameworth   [ view bio ]
Paul A DeJesse Jr   [ view bio ]
J Wade Harrison   [ view bio ]
Cheryl D Howell  [ view bio ]
Dr Tina Lepage   [ view bio ]
Barbara R Morgenstern   [ view bio ]
Jeffrey E Oleynik   [ view bio ]
Michael A Paschall  [ view bio ]
Desmond G Sheridan   [ view bio ]
Samuel S Spagnola  [ view bio ]
Elise M Whitley  [ view bio ]
Arlene M Zipp   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
NC State Bar
Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total): 12.00
Family Law Specialization : 12.00
General: 11.00
Ethics/Professional Responsibility: 1.00
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