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Original Program Date: September 16, 2016

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This Publication is designed to provide family law attorneys with a nuanced view of many of the issues concerning child custody, child support and guardianship of minors.

Topics include:

  • A review of some of the finer points of law encountered when applying the North Carolina Child Support Guidelines
  • Best practices to employ when selecting a Parenting Coordinator (PC), when drafting the PC’s appointment order,  and how to deal with a PC gone “astray”
  • A detailed look at the role of a Guardian Ad Litem in a North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 50 custody case
  • The basic procedures and substantive law related to guardianship of a minor and the lesser known, stand-by guardianship of minors, and the interplay between guardianship  proceedings and Chapter 50 child custody actions
  • Custody modification  and determining what really is a substantial change
  • An update on the meaning and likely effect of North Carolina General Statutes § 50-13.01 which became effective on 10-20-2015
  • A summary of existing model parenting guidelines and a presentation about  what other states are doing

At this program:

  • Learn the ins and outs of the North Carolina Child Support Guidelines from an expert in the field
  • Improve your understanding of how best to utilize PCs and GALs in custody proceedings and how to achieve your client’s goals
  • Sharpen your ability to assess whether and when to seek modification of Custody for your client
  • Gain insight into the prevailing trends in custody and child support determinations

Planned by the NCBA Family Law Section

Product Information
Product Date:
September 16, 2016
  • North Carolina Child Support Guidelines – Nuances
  • Parenting Coordinators (“PC”)
  • Guardian Ad Litem (“GAL”) for the Child or the Children in Chapter 50 Child Custody Cases
  • North Carolina General Statutes § 50-13.01 (effective 10-20-2015)
  • Interested Third Parties
  • Custody Modification
  • Parenting Guidelines: A Summary of Existing Model Guidelines and What Other States Are Doing
  • Ethical Issues in Custody and Child Support Actions
Alphabet Soup for Family Lawyers: PC, GAL, CC, CS, NCCGS (2016 Family Law Fall Program)

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NCBA Family Law Section Member $240 $295
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NCBA Paralegal Division Member $170 $225
Non-Member $315 $370
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New Release in the NCBA Bookstore: 

North Carolina Family Law Marital Claims Deskbook, Fourth Edition (2016)
Managing Editors Andrea N Capua and Richard D Stephens

Designed as a starting place and a foundation, this fully revised and updated Fourth Edition sets out with brief annotations the elements of claims, lists applicable statutory provisions and discusses major cases pertaining to a broad range of family law issues, including:

  Absolute Divorce
  Attorney Fees
  Child Custody Support
  Divorce from Bed and Board
  Domestic Violence

Updated content reflects major changes in the practice of family law resulting from the October 2014 legalization of same-sex marriage. This new edition also addresses the role that social media increasingly plays in many family law cases.

Includes more than 250 time-saving, up-to-date sample forms, fillable/editable forms and checklists! In the electronic version of the Deskbook, simply click the "Open Form" button to insert case-specific details into a fillable PDF form or make changes to a fully editable MS Word form. 

(#FLD16) 1238pp

(ePub & MOBI for PCs and e-Readers)

Family Law Section Member | $192.15
NCBA Member | $266.88
CLE Passport | $186.81
Non-Member | $298.90

Print & E-PDF: 

Family Law Section Member | $309.56
NCBA Member | $330.91
CLE Passport | $234.84
Non-Member | $362.94

All prices include 6.75% tax. Please add $5.99 for shipping. 

For more information or to order, click here or call the Bookstore at 800.228.3402 or 919.677.8745.  

Speaker Information
Mary Craven Adams   [ view bio ]
Kim R Bonuomo   [ view bio ]
John A Bowman   [ view bio ]
Sherry Honeycutt Everett   [ view bio ]
Katherine A Frye   [ view bio ]
David E Holm   [ view bio ]
Martha N Milam   [ view bio ]
Carolyn Pender Roche, PhD, NCSP   [ view bio ]
L Bruce Scott   [ view bio ]
Cynthia Sortisio, PhD   [ view bio ]
Robin J. Stinson   [ view bio ]
Rebecca K. Watts   [ view bio ]
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NC State Bar
Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total): 6.50
Family Law Specialization : 6.50
General: 5.50
Ethics/Professional Responsibility: 1.00
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