Agenda

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8:00 – 8:30 am EDT
Morning Session
8:30 am – 12:00 pm EDT
Break
12:00 – 12:30 pm EDT
Afternoon Session
12:30 – 4:00 pm EDT


Preparing Pleadings and Assisting with Motion Practice                     C. Dienstag

Preparing initial pleadings
Requesting temporary relief
Preparing for the temporary orders hearing
Preparing the temporary orders

Enforcing and Modifying Family Law Orders and Decrees                     C. Dienstag
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,
deciding when to seek modification
Assisting in modification actions

Obtaining and Evaluating Financial Information                     C. Derr
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

Assisting with Family Law Case Intake                     A. Nickolaou
Performing conflicts checks
Assisting with initial client interview
Preparing engagement letter, opening file
Collecting information

Assisting with Child Custody and Visitation Issues                     S. Kay
Recent developments in Florida custody law
Obtaining relevant information
• Client interview, custody questionnaires, authorizations for disclosure,
formal discovery
Working with guardian-ad-litem
Working with experts
Drafting and reviewing parenting plans

Ethics in Family Law: Conflicts of Interest and Client Confidentiality                     S. Kay
Preventing conflicts of interest
Protecting client confidentiality


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Credits

Florida Registered Paralegals
6.5 CLE Hours (1.0 Ethics)

NALA Certified Paralegals
6.5 CLE Credits (1.0 Ethics)

NFPA Certified Paralegals
6.5 CLE Credits (1.0 Ethics)


Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and offers 6.5 CLE hours, including 1.0 ethics hour, to Florida paralegals. Certification is not required to attend this event.

The National Federation of Paralegal Association (NFPA) has approved this course for 6.5 CLE hours, including 1.0 ethics hours, for certified paralegals. The NFPA approval qualifies this course for Florida Registered Paralegals.

The National Association of Legal Assistants has approved this course for 6.5 CLE hours, including 1.0 ethics hours, for certified paralegals.

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to all prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).

Speakers

Christine L. Derr

Harris Hunt & Derr, P.A.
Ms. Derr is a board certified expert in marital and family law in Tampa. While she is known as a skilled litigator, Ms. Derr is equally adept at fashioning creative, mutually beneficial resolutions in mediation and through her collaborative divorce practice. While she is proud of her success in the courtroom, her experience has taught her that the most advantageous way to resolve a case is usually at the negotiation table. Ms. Derr believes that the collaborative process is suited for cases where the parties seek a confidential, less contentious solution. Regardless of whether a case is collaborative or contested, Ms. Derr puts in the same effort to analyze each case, get the right answers, and allow clients to make informed decisions. She believes that clients are in the best position to make decisions about their families and finances, and an attorney’s role is to use her training, analysis, and experience to help navigate those decisions.

Cynthia J. Dienstag

Cynthia J. Dienstag, P.A. in Miami
Ms. Dienstag has focused her practice on marital and family law since 1989, and has expanded her specialization to include domestic partnership matters. Ms. Dienstag is a Florida Supreme Court-certified family mediator, and Martindale-Hubbell AV preeminent rated attorney. She has been chosen by Florida Trend Magazine as one of the Florida Legal Elite since 2006, and she has been named a Florida Super Lawyer since 2007. She was named Nation’s Top One Percent 2015 by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. Ms. Dienstag is a frequent lecturer on complex areas of family law. She received her J.D. degree from University of Miami School of Law.

Sarah Kay

Kay Family Law PLLC
Ms. Kay is a trial-tested litigator who is board certified in marital and family law by The Florida Bar, and who also is experienced in collaborative divorce. She is a certified family law mediator by The Florida Supreme Court and serves as a guardian ad litem. Ms. Kay is passionate about supporting her community by helping families resolve, reduce and perhaps even prevent family conflicts in positive, effective, efficient, and dignified ways. Because Ms. Kay is experienced in both private dispute resolution and litigation, her family law and special needs law clients can choose from options that are the most beneficial to their cases. She is also mother to three children, two of whom have unique needs and gifts. For her, it’s all about family. She offers a professional commitment to understand and embrace each family’s exceptional qualities. Ms. Kay proudly serves the greater Tampa Bay area through her law firm Kay Family Law PLLC in Tampa.

Andrew Nickolaou

Bernal-Mora & Nickolaou
Mr. Nickolaou is a founding partner at Bernal-Mora & Nickolaou, P.A. He practices almost exclusively in divorce, marital and family law. Mr. Nickolaou also handles record expungements and sealings. He and his partner, Ophelia Bernal-Mora Nickolaou, joined forces in March 2016 to form the unique and boutique husband and wife family law team at Bernal-Mora & Nickolaou, P.A. Together, they take a practical and team- based approach to all of their cases and clients to deliver the highest quality experience and representation. Mr. Nickolaou was born in Chicago, Illinois, and relocated to Florida as a teenager, where he has lived since. He graduated from the University of Florida, with honors, acquiring a bachelor of arts degree. He then proceeded to law school, where he earned his doctorate of jurisprudence degree from Barry University – Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law in Orlando with high honors in the top five percent of his class.