Arizona Family Law Practice for Paralegals
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Assisting with Alternative Dispute Resolution J. Sandler
Assisting in family law mediation
Understanding and assisting in divorce arbitration
Assisting in the collaborative divorce process
Preparing Pleadings and Assisting with Motion Practice B. Kelley
Preparing initial pleadings
Requesting temporary relief
Preparing for the temporary orders hearing
Preparing the temporary orders
Obtaining and Evaluating Financial Information S. Everts
Identifying relevant information on assets, debts, income and expenses
Obtaining financial information
• Using financial information questionnaires
• Using interrogatories, requests for production, deposition testimony, private investigators
• Valuing assets
Evaluating the information you have obtained
Working with accountants and financial experts
Preparing financial statements
Understanding DCS Investigations and G. Woodnick
How They Impact Family Court Cases
Helping legal professionals understand the steps taken by DCS during the investigation process
Explaining how DCS makes its determination and what steps are taken if an allegation is substantiated
Enforcing and Modifying Family Law Orders and Decrees K. Stillman
Implementing divorce decrees and orders
• Preparing and filing the decree
• Preparing other necessary documents
• Enforcing judgments and orders
Modifying decrees and orders
• Determining which parts of a decree or order are subject to modification
and deciding when to seek modification
Assisting in modification actions
Handling Ethical Issues in Family Law Practice D. Horowitz
Complying with rules of professional responsibility and ethics guidelines for attorneys and paralegals
Avoiding conflicts of interest
Maintaining client confidentiality
Avoiding the unauthorized practice of law
Working with the secretive or dishonest client
Handling allegations of abuse or neglect
Zealous (vs. over-zealous) representation
Fee agreements, retainers, and collection of unpaid fees
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This webinar offers paralegals 6.5 CLE hours,
including 1.0 ethics hour
Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and offers 6.5 CLE hours, including 1.0 ethics hour, to paralegals.
The National Association of Legal Assistants and the National Federation of Paralegal Associations have each approved this event for 6.5 CLE hours, including 1.0 ethics hour. Paralegal certification is not required to participate in this webinar.
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).
Steven H. Everts
Equity Partner at Udall Shumway in Mesa, AZ
Mr. Everts has practiced law for more than 44 years and has represented and counseled thousands of clients in family law matters. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a board-certified specialist in family law by the Arizona State Bar, and a board certified advocate in family trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Everts is asked to serve frequently as judge and commissioner pro-tem for the Family Law section of the Maricopa County Superior Court where he has served for 20 years. He has been selected for inclusion in Southwest Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America every year from 2010 to present.
Attorney at Warner Angle Hallam Jackson & Formanek in Phoenix
Mr. Horowitz specializes in family law and domestic relations matters, including divorce, paternity, child custody, legal decision making, parenting time, child support, mediation and arbitration. He is also a respected mediator in family law disputes and serves as a judge pro tem for the Maricopa County Superior Court. Mr. Horowitz is a certified family law specialist (Arizona Board of Legal Specialization) and a Super Lawyers honoree. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, serves on the Academy’s board of governors, and chairs its Mediation Committee. He is the current chair of the State Bar of Arizona’s Board of Legal Specialization Family Law Advisory Commission and an officer of the State Bar’s Family Law Executive Council. Mr. Horowitz teaches Family Law and Legal Studies at Phoenix College, and he has been an adjunct faculty member at the Phoenix School of Law and Arizona Summit Law School.
Brian S. Kelley
Family law attorney with the firm Ryan Rapp Underwood & Pacheco, PLC, in Phoenix
Mr. Kelley’s practice is primarily focused on divorce and custody litigation, including complex financial issues and business valuation. He also has a background in employee benefits and ERISA representation and litigation. After a six-year enlistment in the U.S. Army as an airborne infantryman and non-commissioned officer, Mr. Kelley completed his undergraduate degree at Arizona State University in 2014. He received his J.D. degree from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU in 2017.
Founder of Parley Family Law Solutions PLC in Phoenix
Mr. Sandler focuses his practice on family law mediation and prenuptial agreements. Mr. Sandler is a certified specialist in family law by the State Bar of Arizona and was recently selected again by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2022 in the field of family law. He has also been selected numerous times for awards from the American Institute of Family Law, including the “Top 40 Under 40,” and the “Ten Best Client Satisfaction Award,” and he has been awarded the designation of “Rising Star” from Super Lawyers for each year since 2016. In July of 2019, Mr. Sandler was voted Phoenix Magazine Readers’ Pick for Best Divorce Lawyer. Mr. Sandler was the 2018 chair for the Maricopa County Bar Association Family Law Section, and he facilitated the Family Law Newsletter and continuing legal education seminars to educate attorneys on family law issues .
Kathleen Stillman Associate at Fromm Smith & Gadow, PC in Phoenix
Ms. Stillman’s practice is limited to family law litigation, mediation and appellate matters. She became a certified specialist in family law in July 2021. Admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 2013, Ms. Stillman graduated from Arizona State University with a B.A. degree in Elementary and Special Education in 1995 and the University of Wyoming Law School in 2001. Ms. Stillman serves on the Maricopa County Bar Association Family Law Board, is a court appointed advisor, regularly provides pro bono legal services through the CLS Volunteer Lawyers Program, and serves as a judge pro tem. She has been recognized at the Arizona State Bar Convention as a recipient of the Top Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona award.
Gregg R. Woodnick
Managing attorney at Woodnick Law, PLLC in Phoenix
Mr. Woodnick is a former adjunct law professor, and he has lectured for Yale University, Midwestern College of Osteopathic Medicine, Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University. Mr. Woodnick has also served as a faculty member, guest lecturer and trainer at forums throughout Arizona involving the Title 8 Registry, safe-haven, court appointed advisors and polices impacting child abuse and neglect litigation.