Family Law Experts Series:
Understanding and Perfecting Marital Agreements
This three-hour program focuses on the agreements parties make when they are about to be married, when they alter their
rights during marriage, and when they end their marriage. There are special rules for each type of agreement that family law
practitioners must be familiar with when drafting, enforcing, attacking, or defending the agreement. Judge Thomas Trent Lewis
and attorneys Anne C. Kiley and Christopher C. Melcher are leading authorities in this area; they will provide in-depth analyses
of the latest issues regarding premarital, marital and marital settlement agreements, including essential terms, pitfalls and
hot tips. Whether you draft or litigate these agreements, you will not want to miss this program!
• Judge Thomas Trent Lewis
• Anne C. Kiley
• Christopher C. Melcher
• Societal Views
• Transaction vs. Litigation Practice
• UPAA Requirements
• Drafting Tips
• Opting-Out of Community Property
• Waiving/Limiting Spousal Support
• Litigation Tactics
• Comparison to Martial Settlement Agreements
• Fiduciary Duty Issues
• Presumption of Undue Influence
• Making a Valid Agreement
• Scope of Agreement
• Use of Mediation
• Risk Management
MARITAL SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS
• Importance of Disclosures
• Anticipating a Set-Aside Request
• Key Recitals
• Required Terms
• Tax Issues
• Dealing with an Unrepresented Party
• Reservation of Jurisdiction
• Omitted Property
• General Releases
Enrollees will receive a complete version of all slides used by the presenters, plus other supplemental materials. You have the option of receiving either printed course materials OR course materials on a USB drive, which allows you to save them to your hard drive and take notes directly next to the material covered. See order form to make your selection.
Enrollees may also purchase at special prices TRG’s three-volume California Practice Guide: Family Law, written by Judge William P. Hogoboom (Ret.) and Justice Donald B. King (Ret.), and the two-volume California Practice Guide: Family Law FORMS.
Because the Practice Guides have limited value without Updates, we will enter your subscription for annual Updates unless you instruct us otherwise.
3 HOURS MCLE/Specialization Credit: Approval of specialization credit in Family Law has been granted by the California Board of Legal Specialization, and approval of MCLE credit for this activity has been granted by the State Bar of California in the amount of 3 hours.