Advanced Georgia Family Law Practice for Paralegals: Assisting in Cases Involving Children
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8:30 am – 12:15 pm EST
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1:15 – 4:30 pm EST
Assisting in Child Custody Disputes M. Fishman
Review of statutory terminology and criteria for determining custody
Examining recent case law
Obtaining relevant information
• Client interview
• Formal discovery
Educating your client
Preparing the client for assessment/evaluation
Working with experts
Working with the guardian ad litem
Preparing for trial
Obtaining a custody modification
Assisting with Preparation of Parenting Plans M. Fishman
Providing for support
Allocating medical expenses
Assigning parenting rights and duties
Calculation of parenting time
Providing for conflict resolution
Other optional provisions
Obtaining, Enforcing and Modifying Child Support Awards R. Platt
Current status of Georgia child support law
Applying the child support guidelines
Obtaining relevant information from your client
Investigation and formal discovery
Using the child support calculator
Preparing the child support order
Completing withholding and medical support orders
Public and private enforcement of child support
Modifying child support orders
Working Under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction J.A. Heredia
and Enforcement Act
Assisting in Matters Involving Allegations of Abuse or Neglect C. Palmer
Defining abuse and neglect
Reviewing recent case law
Investigating allegations of abuse and neglect
Obtaining/opposing protective orders
Identifying and Resolving Ethical Issues P. Simon
in Cases Involving Children
Defining and promoting the best interest of the children
Understanding the scope of client confidentiality
Working with family law clients while preventing the unauthorized practice of law
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This webinar offers paralegals 6.5 CLE hours, including 1.0 ethics hour,
that have been approved by NALA (see inside for details)
with NFPA approval pending.
Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and offers 6.5 CLE hours, including 1.0 ethics hour, to paralegals. Paralegal certification is not required to participate in this webinar.
The National Association of Legal Assistants has approved this course for 6.5 CLE hours, including 5.5 substantive hours and 1.0 ethics hour.
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Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).
Attorney with Kessler & Solomiany in Atlanta, GA
Mr. Fishman focuses his practice primarily on divorce, custody actions, legitimations, modifications, pre and post-nuptial agreements, alimony, and child support actions with a particular focus on high conflict, entertainers and athletes, and high net worth cases. Mr. Fishman has been selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers from 2019-2022 and Georgia Trend Legal Elite for 2016 and 2019. He attended Florida State University for his B.A. degree and attended Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, graduating in 2013. Since graduation, Mr. Fishman has worked in family law. He joined Kessler & Solomiany in 2018.
J. Ashley Heredia
Founding Attorney at Heredia & Lennon Family Law in Atlanta, GA
Ashley Heredia has practiced law for more than 13 years. Prior to practicing family law, Ms. Heredia worked as a judicial staff attorney for the Superior Court of Cobb County. She has also worked for some of Atlanta’s most prestigious family law firms during her career, and was partner at Hedgepeth, Heredia & Rieder. In 2017, Ms. Heredia opened her first law practice, Sawyer Family Law, in Roswell, Georgia. She managed this successful practice until opening Heredia & Lennon Family Law. Ms. Heredia received her B.A. degree from University of Georgia and her J.D. degree from Cumberland School of Law, Samford University. She was named a “Rising Star” in Family Law, by Atlanta Magazine and SuperLawyers.com, from 2014-2021. Ms. Heredia is a former chair of the Family Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association.
Christine M. Palmer Esq
Partner at Oxendine Law, LLC in Suwanee, GA
Ms. Palmer earned her undergraduate degree from The University of Alabama then attended law school at Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida. She previously worked as in-house counsel for a real estate investment company and was the managing attorney of a law firm in Midtown Atlanta. Ms. Palmer is a partner at Oxendine Law, LLC, practicing in all areas of domestic litigation, divorce, child custody, paternity and legitimation, and modification actions. She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia Family Law Section and the Gwinnett County Bar Association Family Law Section.
Founding Family Law Attorney, The Platt Law Firm, Atlanta, GA
For the last several years, Ms. Platt has been selected as a Georgia Super Lawyer in the field of family law. Additionally in 2018, 2019 and 2020, Georgia Super Lawyers named her to the Top 100 Attorneys and to the Top 50 Women Attorneys for the State of Georgia. She was recognized as one of Georgia’s Legal Elite in 2009, 2012, 2016, 2018 and 2019 in the area of family law by Georgia Trend magazine. Ms. Platt graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia, and obtained her Juris Doctor degree at the University of Colorado, School of Law. She became a member of the Georgia Bar in 2004. Ms. Platt is an active member of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (Foundation President 2010 – 2011) and the Atlanta Bar Association. Ms. Platt has been practicing law for the last 15 years and is currently concentrates her legal practice in the areas of family law and special education law.
Paul S. Simon Esq
Attorney at Hedgepeth Heredia LLC in Atlanta, GA
Named as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in the area of family law, Mr. Simon has exclusively practiced family law for the entirety of his legal career. He is a member of the Family Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association and the Family Law Section and Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia. Mr. Simon has been published in the Daily Report, the legal organ of Fulton County, Georgia, and in the American Journal of Trial Advocacy. He has also spoken at continuing legal education conferences on topics germane to family law cases.