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Death During Divorce: What Happens When a Party Dies During the Pendency of a Divorce Action?

1. Procedural Consequences

a. Death Before entry of Status Judgment. b. Death After entry of Status Judgment

2. Real Property with Right of Survivorship.

a. Joint Tenancy property b. Community Property with Right of Survivorship

3. Survivor Benefits

a. Life insurance b. Deferred Compensation c. Social Security

4. Amendment of Estate Plans

a. Wills b. Nonprobate transfers

Lawrence A. Moskowitz Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz, LLP

Mr. Moskowitz has practiced family law in Sonoma County since 1984. Before opening his office in Santa Rosa, he was employed by

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Comprehensive Family Law Practice Series – The Family Law Trial—Start to Finish – being rescheduled

New Date to Be Determined

Do the rules of evidence apply in Family Law?

Yes, they do and the other rules of Civil Procedure too!Our 2-day workshop will cover all aspects of conducting a trial in a family law case, including strategy, pre-trial preparation, opening statements and motions, examining witnesses, preparing and using exhibits and depositions, closing arguments and preparing for appeals. The workshop will include presentations, demonstrations, and/or commentary for each step of the process.

PRESENTERS:

~ Hon. James Bertoli ~ Hon. Becky Rasmason ~ Hon. Barbara Phelan ~ Hon. Louise Bayles-Fightmaster (Ret.) ~ Lee Bartolotta ~ Brandon

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Special Issues in Custody Matters and Representing Minors

Discussion Will Include:

~ Minors’ Counsel: Authority for Appointment; Duties, Rights and Qualifications of Counsel; Compensation of Counsel ~ Communicating with Children at Different Stages of Development ~ Presenting the Child’s View ~ Working with Multidiscipline Experts ~ Managing Difficult Conversations and the Importance of Civility ~ Custody and Visitation Issues ~ Recognizing, Evaluating and Understanding Evidence of Child Abuse and Neglect ~ The Effects of Family Violence, Substance Abuse, Child Abuse and Neglect on Children ~ CPS Reports ~ The Toxic Stress Impact on Children in High-Conflict Divorce/Custody Cases

This program covers all 8 hours

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