This seminar is sponsored by ARAG Legal Insurance
Friday, September 13, 2019
Registration & Continental Breakfast
Meeting the Permanent Parenting Plan Burden of Proof
Ms. Pool will identify the multiple burdens of proof of each party under
W.Va. Code §48-9-206(a)(b) and (d), as amended, when seeking a permanent
parenting plan, with suggestions of how to meet them.
Delby B. Pool, Esquire
Family Law Associates
Relocation of the Child
An overview of the statutory and case law concerning the relocation of children
by a parent when the children are the subjects of a custody Order, with
particular attention to the apparent and potential effects of
Nicole L. v. Steven W.
(W.Va., 2019). Audience participation will be encouraged.
Richard A. Bush, Esquire
Richard A. Bush Attorneys at Law
Alimony Issues Untangled
This presentation will deal with an overview of
spousal support including tax law changes and other factors that should be
considered in addition to the statutory mandates. It will also include a
brief discussion on whether the use of a formula will be beneficial.
Cinda L. Scales, Esquire
Scales Law Office
Lunch & West Virginia State Bar Family Law Committee Meeting (Optional)
Family Law Update
Update on Recent Family Law Cases
Brittany Ranson Stonestreet, Esquire
Lyne Ranson Law Offices, PLLC
Debt - Is it Marital, Non-Marital, Collectable or Dischargeable?
The presentation will spot issues concerning considerations for evaluating
debts in the context of equitable distribution; evaluating how to categorize
debt as marital or non-marital (including consideration of student loan
obligations and tax obligations) and the overlay of bankruptcy filing on
that evaluation process by either one or both parties.
Andrew S. Nason, Esquire
Pepper & Nason
Mock Trial Addressing Family Law Evidentiary Issues
A short trial demonstration will be presented, highlighting evidentiary problems
common in family law cases and showing how to overcome the hurdles presented
by the rules of evidence. Examples covered include social media
posts, offering values without a witness to authenticate, business records
and text messaging. This presentation will sharpen your trial and evidence
Professor Marjorie McDiarmid
WVU College of Law
Lyne Ranson, Esquire
Lyne Ranson Law Offices, PLLC
Tim C. Carrico, Esquire
The Carrico Law Offices LC
10 Practical Technology Solutions for the Family Law and Small Firm Practitioner
This presentation will include at least ten substantive topics that meld “what’s
available” with “what works” in small firm law office management and technology.
There will be lots of apps and tips too for Apple and Microsoft platforms.
J. Burton Hunter, Esquire
J. Burton Hunter, III and Associates, PLLC
Saturday, September 14th, 2019
Finding Hidden Assets and Income
This presentation will be discussing the process of finding and accounting for hidden assets and income in divorce cases.
Shari J. McPhail, Esquire
Concept of Double Dipping in Family Law
"Double-dipping" is the trap to which the unwary family law practitioner
may risk exposing his or her client to unnecessary financial loss at the
hands of the inexperienced FCJ or through the designs of opposing counsel.
Double dipping can be manifested in various forms during marital dissolution.
Honorable Jim Douglas
Eleventh Family Court Circuit - Kanawha County
WVU vs NC State Kickoff
Tickets: Football tickets are non-refundable and are distributed on a
first-come, first-served basis. There is a 4 ticket limit per registrant. A handling fee may be included in the cost of the tickets.
Parking: Tuition for each seminar includes a WVU Athletic Department parking pass to the Red Lot around the WVU College of Law. RV and Camper parking is not permitted.
Materials: An electronic PDF written materials book will be sent via email prior to the conference. Attendees have the option to purchase a printed copy of the written materials book for $25 during registration.
Tuition Refund Policy: No tuition refunds will be made if football tickets are also ordered. Registration refunds for those who do not order football tickets will be available if the cancellation is received three business days prior to the conference. Refunds are subject to a $50 processing fee. Preregistered attorneys who do not attend will receive MP3 files of the program.
Reasonable Accommodation: If you have a disability that requires special accommodation, please contact the WVCLE office at (304) 293-7255 at least 10 days prior to the program date.