What You Might Not Know, but Should!
Family Law 2018
Thursday, April 19, 2018
9:00 a.m. — 3:30 p.m.
6.0 Hours CLE credit, including 1.0 hour of ethics*
*This seminar is pending accreditation by the Kansas CLE Commission
Welcome and Introductions
9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m., Brian R. Carman and Douglas C. Cranmer, Moderators
Keeping Up With Tax Changes and Their Impact on Divorce Cases
9:10 a.m. — 10:00 a.m. (50 Minutes), presented by Stephen J. Blaylock and Jeffrey J. Quirin
Congress made many significant changes to the tax code, many of which impact divorcing couples. These changes and how the practitioner can address them for the benefit of their clients will be discussed.
Break 10:00 a.m.—10:10 a.m.
Farm Divorces – It Takes More Than Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers to Fix These Problems
10:10 a.m. — 11:00 a.m. (50 Minutes), presented by Robert S. Jones
Farm divorces present unique issues for the family law practitioner, both in the division of property and calculation of income for support purposes. These issues will be identified and addressed in this section.
Break 11:00 a.m.—11:10 a.m.
Title to Real Estate in Divorce Cases: How to Properly Pass Title
11:10 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. (50 Minutes), presented by Richard L. Schodorf
Real estate is commonly divided in divorce cases. Often, however, practitioners do not properly pass title to real estate in a divorce case. Mr. Schodorf will inform us on the proper language to use, as well as the appropriate documents, and will discuss examples of how failing to properly pass title can create problems in the future.
Lunch (to be served at the WBA) 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The Anatomy of a Complaint (ethics)
12:30 p.m. — 1:20 p.m. (50 Minutes - ethics), presented by G. Craig Robinson
The process of how a complaint is filed against an attorney will be discussed, and things to consider for an attorney facing a complaint will be discussed.
Break 1:20 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.
Drafting Division Orders for Military Retirement Plans
1:40 p.m. — 2:30 p.m. (50 Minutes), presented by N. Trip Shawver
Significant changes have been made to federal laws that affect military retirement plans and how they are divided. These changes and how they impact the benefits available to the service member and his/her former spouse will be addressed along with drafting of appropriate division orders for these assets.
Break 2:30 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
A View from the Bench
2:40 p.m. — 3:30 p.m. (50 Minutes), presented by
Hon. Jeff Dewey, Hon. Michael J. Hoelscher, Hon. Phillip B. Journey,
Hon. Tyler J. Roush and Hon. Seth L. Rundle
The judges will address the implementation of the permanent assignment of family law cases, , preferences from the view of the judges on how attorneys handle and argue motions, pre-trial conferences and trials, the admission of exhibits, etc.