Webinar instructions will be emailed before the date of the webinar.

Please log into the webinar 15 – 30 minutes before the start time.

Friday, June 14, 2024 
8:30 am – 3:30 pm EDT


Presented by: Soraya Sadeghi

Assisting with Family Law Case Intake

  • Performing conflicts checks
  • Assisting with initial client interview
  • Preparing engagement letter, opening file
  • Collecting information
  • Preparing initial pleadings
  • Requesting temporary relief
  • Preparing for the temporary orders hearing
  • Preparing the temporary orders

Obtaining and Evaluating Financial Information

  • 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 Child Custody, Child Support and Visitation Issues

  • Recent developments in Massachusetts 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
  • Working with the Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines
  • Making changes to child support obligations

Enforcing and Modifying Family Law Orders and Decrees

  • 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


Webinar Instructions

All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

GoToWebinar App requirements:
Windows 7 – 10 or Mac OSX Mavericks (10.9) – macOS Catalina (10.15)

Web Browser:
The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled.

Internet connection: Minimum of 1Mbps       Hardware: 2GB RAM or more

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6.0 CLE Hours

NFPA - National Federation of Paralegal Associations
6.0 CLE Hours


Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.0 CLE hours to paralegals. Paralegal certification is not required to participate in this course.

The National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) has approved this webinar for 6.0 general CLE credits.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).

On-Demand Credits

The preceding credit information only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format is not pre-approved by any licensing boards and may not qualify for the same credits; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate.


Soraya Sadeghi, Esq.

President and Founder of Soraya Law, P.C. in Boston

Ms. Sadeghi has more than 17 years of experience providing legal services and representation to individuals and families, developing strategies and advocating for legal rights. Her experience includes litigating and advocating on behalf of a large, active client base focusing on complex civil litigation, family and probate law and elder law. Ms. Sadeghi formerly taught at the paralegal program for Suffolk University Law School and is currently a guest lecturer at Northeastern University Law School. In 2023, she received the Massachusetts Lawyers’ Weekly “Making a Difference” honor, part of the Top Women of the Law 2023. She serves as a Board of Bar Overseers lawyer licensing board discipline hearing officer as well as a certified Guardian Ad Litem by the Massachusetts Trial Court.