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Handling Divorce Cases for Paralegals

Learn the important roles of gathering information and maintaining organization through the entire process of divorce cases.

Handling divorce cases and dealing with divorce clients can be challenging. Clients can be more emotional and anxious in a divorce than perhaps any other type of case. And it seems every year that the law and procedures become more complex. You have to be ahead of all of this. There can be a lot of moving parts to deal with. Before a case is filed with the court there are extensive and detailed facts and information that have to be collected and organized in a way that is useful for your law firm to effectively represent the client. That necessarily includes comprehending what the facts and issues are, and what documents and information are relevant to each fact and each issue. Some clients may have little or no knowledge of family assets, investments, business interests and finances. But all of that information is essential. The client has to be instructed about what information is required. If the client cannot access it, it must be secured from other sources: the other spouse; accountants; financial advisors; banks; the internet. Then a determination has to be made about what information is missing, and that has to be secured. All of the information and documents are a means to an end: the case must be settled, perhaps through mediation, or tried in a court of law. The preparation for either is huge, and it all has to be done consistent with the rules and procedures of the law.

Runtime: 91 minutes
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Agenda

Introduction and Overview

  • Your Most Important Duties
  • Contact With Client
  • Intake and Initial Steps

Gathering Information

  • What Is Needed?
  • Where to Get It
  • How to Get It
  • What to Do With It

Preparation for Mediation/Trial

  • Difference Between Mediation and Trial
  • What Is Needed?
  • How Do You Organize It?

- 1) for Your Lawyer

- 2) for Opposing Counsel

- 3) for Judge or Mediator

"D-Day" at Trial/Mediation

  • Your Role/Duties
  • Exhibits for Trial

Post Settlement/Post Divorce

  • What You Have to Do
  • Court Order
  • Settlement Agreement
  • Implementation Paperwork
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This course was last revised on June 7, 2018.

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  • NALA 1.5
     
  • This seminar meets the requirements of the Certifying Board for Legal Assistants of the National Association of Legal Assistants, for continuing legal assistant education credit required to maintain the CP (Certified Paralegal) credential for (s) hours.
     

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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James W. Korman, Esquire

James W. Korman, Esquire

Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C.

  • President of Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C. in Arlington, Virginia
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of family law and other civil litigation
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America and has been named one of the Washington, D.C. area’s top divorce lawyers by Washington Magazine
  • Received his undergraduate degree from the College of William & Mary and his law degree from George Washington University School of Law
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Product ID: 399538
Published 2018
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