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A Paralegal's Guide to Divorce Cases

  • 08/17/2017
  • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Webcast

Program Description

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 facts that will help your attorney assess the case.
  • Locate hidden assets that are critical to the final outcome.
  • Draft preliminary discovery documents which maximize results.
  • Effectively manage case documents throughout the process.
  • 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.

This is a rebroadcast of the original webcast delivered by Michael Fink, Zachary A. Kretchmer and Kendal K. O'Keefe on September 30, 2016. Faculty will be available to answer your questions after the program.

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

California MCLE Paralegal – California MCLE Paralegal: 6.00

DPA Delaware Certified Paralegal Program – DPA Delaware Certified Paralegal Program: 6.00

Florida Registered Paralegal Program – Florida Registered Paralegal: 6.00

Indiana Paralegal CLE – Indiana Paralegal CLE: 6.00

Montana CLE Credit for Paralegals – Montana CLE Credit for Paralegals: 6.00

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

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

North Carolina State Bar Board of Paralegal Certification – North Carolina Continuing Paralegal Education: 6.00

Ohio Certified Paralegals – Ohio Certified Paralegals: 6.00

Paralegal Division of the State Bar of New Mexico – Paralegal Division of the State Bar of New Mexico: 6.00

TBLS Paralegal Certification – TBLS Paralegal Certification: 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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