Social Security for Family Law Practitioners

This program will explore aspects of disability law including Social Security Disability under Title II and Title XVI, Workers’ Compensation benefits and State Disability benefits and how they affect the determination of both child and spousal support. Tax aspects will be discussed as well as the complex issue of offsets of one benefit against the others.

Commissioner Louise Bayles-Fightmaster (Ret.)

Commissioner Bayles-Fightmaster served as Sonoma County’s family law facilitator and then the child support commissioner from 1997 until her retirement in 2016. Commissioner Bayles-Fightmaster is a certified family law specialist and practiced both family law and estate planning

Click here to continue reading Social Security for Family Law Practitioners

Qualified Domestic Relations Orders: The Top 10 Most Common Ways You May be Committing Malpractice and How to Avoid Them

Many family lawyers prefer to avoid all aspects of QDROs and division of pensions and other retirement assets in divorce, simply putting very general language into the Judgment and then referring their clients to QDRO lawyers (or non-lawyer QDRO drafters) after the divorce has been completed. That is a strategy that is not helpful or cost effective to the clients and it is not a good strategy for avoiding malpractice. Using examples of attorney mistakes she has seen during her years as a QDRO lawyer, Barbara Ginsberg will provide you with a number of concrete steps you can take, from

Click here to continue reading Qualified Domestic Relations Orders: The Top 10 Most Common Ways You May be Committing Malpractice and How to Avoid Them

Social Security for Family Law Practitioners

This program will explore aspects of disability law including Social Security Disability under Title II and Title XVI, Workers’ Compensation benefits and State Disability benefits and how they affect the determination of both child and spousal support. Tax aspects will be discussed as well as the complex issue of offsets of one benefit against the others. William T. Ferchland Ferchland Law Office

Bill has been a certified Workers’ Compensation specialist since 1980. Now as Ferchland Law Office, he practices with daughter Katie Ferchland Boriolo and son William W. Ferchland in representing individuals with claims for Social Security Disability under Title

Click here to continue reading Social Security for Family Law Practitioners