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Divorce Cases from Start to Finish for Paralegals

  • 10/26/2016
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Hampton Inn, Spokane WA

Understand Your Role in a Divorce Case

As a family law paralegal, your role is multi-faceted. You serve as the client confidant, information manager and attorney liaison all at the same time. While many of the issues you deal with on a regular basis will have their similarities, no two cases will be exactly alike - and the emotionally charged nature of the divorce process only adds another layer of complexity. Building processes and procedures that help you to effectively manage your multiple responsibilities will not only help you to become more efficient and effective, but increase your potential for professional growth. Register today!

  • Gather and organize information that will help the attorney to assess the case.
  • Locate hidden assets that are critical to the final outcome.
  • Draft preliminary discovery documents that are standard in most cases.
  • Create financial statements that will accurately represent a client's financial status.
  • Effectively manage case documents throughout the process.
  • Identify potential problem areas based on information received.
  • Establish procedures for working with experts both before and during trial.
  • Calculate arrearage and wage assignments when handling support issues.
  • Manage property division and distribution with minimal problems.

Who Should Attend

This intermediate level course will provide the necessary skills for attendees to effectively assist with divorce cases. Those who should attend include:

  • Paralegals
  • Legal Technicians
  • Legal Assistants
  • Legal Support Staff

Course Content

  1. Initial Interviews and Pleadings
  2. Discovery Guidelines
  3. Case Management Tips
  4. Keys to Managing Financial Information
  5. Child Support and Custody Issues
  6. Your Role During Settlement and Trial
  7. Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)

Continuing Education Credits

National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc. – NALA: 6.00

National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. – NFPA: 6.00

Washington State Paralegal Association – Washington State Paralegal Association: 6.00

* denotes specialty credits

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Washington State Paralegal Association
1402 Lake Tapps Parkway SE
Ste. F104/PMB133
Auburn, WA. 98092



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