Family Law

Update on the Latest Family Law Cases and Issues 

 
A 50-minute survey of the most interesting family law cases of the past year, along with an analysis of significant new changes you need to know about in Missouri’s family law statutes.

Thursday, October 18
2:10 – 3 p.m.

1.0 MCLE Hour

Presenter:
Cary J. Mogerman, Zerman Mogerman LLC, Clayton


All May Not Be Quiet on the Domestic Front - Representing Military Personnel and Families in Domestic Matters


With two major military bases in Missouri and the increased use and deployment of National Guard members in military operations, more and more Missouri lawyers are likely to see a family matter where a party is a member of the military. This program will help lawyers understand how family matters differ when dealing with a case involving a member of the armed forces including spotting key issues related to custody during and after deployments, the Civil Relief Act, division of benefit pitfalls, direct spousal benefits and government housing.
 

Thursday, October 18
3:10 – 4 p.m.
1.0 MCLE Hour

Moderator:
Megan Phillips, Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, St. Louis

Presenters:
Douglas B. Harris, Harris, Harris & Gilbert, L.L.C., Warrensburg
Hon. D. Gregory Warren25th Judicial Circuit, Waynesville 


"Modern Family" Law: The Evolving Family Structure and Its Implications for Your Practice

 
Neither the Cleavers nor the Cunninghams of simpler times, our contemporary clients increasingly resemble the multi-dimentional, social micro-conglomerate depicted on the hit TV show “Modern Family.” This program will examine how the law is adapting (or not) to emerging family configurations and challenges. After an overview of national trends in marriage and parental rights, including changingpaternity presumptions and the myriad variables of assisted reproduction, panelists will present case studies, offer best practices, and invite lively discussion.

Thursday, October 18
4:10 – 5 p.m.

1.0 MCLE Hour

Moderator:
Megan PhillipsMissouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, St. Louis 

Presenters:
Susan L. Ward, Law Offices of Susan L. Ward, Clayton
Prof. June R. Carbone, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City
Hon. Douglas R. Beach, 21st Judicial Circuit, Clayton

 


Identifying and Dealing with Personality Disorders and Impairments in Clients, Other Lawyers and Judges - Part I


Individuals with personality disorders have a significant impact on family law cases. These are the cases that have a high level of hostility, involve unfounded allegations, and/or exaggerate claims. These cases also often have a history of client dissatisfaction with the lawyers, judges and other professionals involved in the matter. This two-hour workshop will assist lawyers in better identifying an impaired client, opposing counsel or judge, and provide you with practical tips, strategies and actions to deal with them to better manage these cases, including relevant disciplinary rules that apply when dealing with the impaired lawyer or judge.

Friday, October 19
8:30 – 9:20 a.m.
 
1.0 MCLE Hour

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


Presenters:
Dr. Deborah O. DayPsychological Affiliates, Inc., Winter Park, Florida
F. Richard Van Pelt, Van Pelt & Van Pelt, P.C., Springfield


Identifying and Dealing with Personality Disorders and Impairments in Clients, Other Lawyers and Judges - Part II


See description in Part I.

Friday, October 19
9:30 – 10:20 a.m.
 
1.0 MCLE Hour, including 1.0 Ethics hour

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

Presenters:
Dr. Deborah O. DayPsychological Affiliates, Inc., Winter Park, Florida
F. Richard Van Pelt, Van Pelt & Van Pelt, P.C., Springfield