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Understanding and Applying the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA)

The UCCJEA is a set of uniform laws that provides rules to establish which jurisdiction’s court has authority when parties disputing child custody issues reside in two different states.

This class will cover topics including:

• The history and policy behind the UCCJEA • What kinds of cases are or are not controlled by the UCCJEA? • Navigating the UCCJEA – a template for analyzing your case and counseling clients • Resources to use in presenting your case

Carol A. Gorenberg, Family Law Offices of Carol A. Gorenberg

Ms. Gorenberg is the principal

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Divorce & Taxes

Top Issues with DissoMaster and Taxes in Divorce

Presenters will discuss tips and tricks for using DissoMaster, understanding the new tax forms and changes in tax laws, and mistakes to avoid.

Topics will include:

~ DissoMaster input review ~ Reporting community property income ~ Phantom Income ~ Tax projections ~ Dependency exemptions and tax credits ~ QBID (Qualified Business Income Deduction) ~ New personal income tax forms ~ Income Available for Support ~ Marital Standard of Living ~ Innocent spouse relief ~ Tax filing status

And more? Email Darlene ( or Catherine ( in advance about questions you have

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Pension, Division, Malpractice & QDROs

An Ethics Talk

This webinar will be presented by QDROCounsel, a legal technology company for pension division and focus on Pension Division, Malpractice & QDROs.

During the webinar we will discuss the following:

• Duty of competence required regarding retirement benefits division;

• Steps to avoid malpractice from discovery to judgment; and

• How the understanding and use of technology can help

John C. Madden, QDRO & Valuation Expert, QDRO Counsel

Mr. Madden is a nationally known retirement benefit valuation expert in dividing marital or community property in divorce. Since 1999, John has been a recurrent

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