Family Law

eFiling for Family Law Cases 

 
Thursday, September 19
2:10 – 3 p.m.
1.0 MCLE Hour

Do you practice family law in one of the 16 counties that currently uses Missouri’s eFiling System, in one of the counties 12 counties that will join the system by the end of the year or a county that will join in 2014?
If so, this program is intended to help you navigate the electronic filing system more efficiently by focusing specifically on the process from a family practitioner’s perspective.

Presenters:
Catherine N. Zacharias, Office of State Courts Administrator, Jefferson City
Hon. Elizabeth W. Swann, 11th Judicial Circuit Court, St. Charles 


Family Case Law and Statute Update


Thursday, September 19
3:10 – 4 p.m.
1.0 MCLE Hour

Join the chair of The Missouri Bar's Family Law Section for a discussion on developments in Family Law over the past year. This session will cover both case law developments as well as legislative changes affecting family law practitioners.

Presenter:
Susan S. Jensen, Pratt & Jensen, LLC, Springfield
 


Evidence for Family Law Attorneys


Thursday, September 19
4:10 – 5 p.m.
1.0 MCLE Hour 

Presenter: 
Helen L. Wade, Harper, Evans, Wade & Netemeyer, Columbia
Melissa A. FaurotHarper, Evans, Wade & Netemeyer, Columbia  


Tax Issues Associated with Family Law Matters


Friday, September 20
8:30 – 9:20 a.m. 
1.0 MCLE Hour
 
This program is designed to provide practical, current tax information relevant to family law practitioners and their clients. Where possible, the focus will be to share information about recent developments from decision makers, including the courts and Internal Revenue Service. The largest portion of the presentation will be focused on tax delinquency issues as associated with family law matters.  

Presenter:
Chad R. Caraker, Caraker Law Firm, P.C., Columbia


Cohabitation Agreements: A Tool for Assisting Non-Traditional Couples


Friday, September 20
9:30 – 10:20 a.m.
 
1.0 MCLE Hour

This program will highlight the current state of the law regarding the legal status of unmarried cohabitants. It will offer suggestions on how to provide rights as well as avoid obligations that may arise from these relationships through the use of cohabitation agreements.  

Moderator:
Michael S.J. Albano, Welch, Martin & Albano, L.L.C., Independence

Presenter:
Prof. Mary K. Kisthardt, University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City