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Effective Strategies for Litigating Child Custody in Contested Domestic Violence Cases

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Focus 
The stakes are increasingly high in contested domestic violence cases when child custody is also involved. With vastly expanded grounds for obtaining a protective order, the landscape for handling the child custody facets has changed. A finding of domestic “abuse” triggers a presumption that tips the scales against a joint legal and physical custody award. This program will focus on the practical aspects of navigating through the Domestic Violence Protection Act in child custody proceedings, from intake to resolution. You will hear litigation and resolution strategies from experts in the field and, whether you represent the petitioner or the respondent, learn how best to take on a case involving these difficult issues.

 

Faculty 
Judge Thomas Trent Lewis
Anne C. Kiley, CFLS
Staci M. Lambright, CFLS

 

Course Highlights
• What constitutes “abuse” under the Domestic Violence Protection Act
• How the Fam.C. §3044 presumption impacts a child custody award
• Proving or disproving the impact of domestic violence on children
• Rebutting the Fam.C. §3044 presumption against a joint custody award

• The role of counseling orders in domestic violence proceedings
• Protecting the victim and children while providing the offending parent appropriate and meaningful access to the children
• Testimony from the children as percipient witnesses and for the purpose of stating a preference
• Interplay with the UCCJEA and Hague Convention

 

Course Materials 
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.

 

6 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 6 hours.

 

 

 

   

Dates and locations
Course Logistics

 

 

LIVE PROGRAMS

 

Costa Mesa
November 10, 2017 (Fri.)
Westin South Coast Plaza
686 Anton Boulevard
(714) 540-2500

 

Burlingame
November 18, 2017 (Sat.)
San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront
1800 Old Bayshore Highway
(650) 692-9100

 

 

 

Download Course Brochure (enrollment form included)
Download Enrollment Form

 

 

 

Tuition

 

Early Bird Tuition ........ $495
Advanced Tuition ........ $795
"At Door" Tuition ......... $995

 

 

Tuition Deadlines

 

Enrollees are entitled to early enrollment discounts. Your registration(s) will be considered “At Door” unless received in our office by the deadline dates listed below (NO EXCEPTIONS):

 

Early Bird tuition deadline (all locations):
9-29-2017

 

Advanced tuition deadlines:
Costa Mesa: 11-3-2017
Burlingame: 11-10-2017

 

 

 

Special Offers For Enrollees

TRG’s California Practice Guide: Family Law
$340.50 + sales tax
(regularly $681)

 

TRG’s California Practice Guide: Family Law Forms
$159 + sales tax
(regularly $318)

 

To order, please call
(800) 747-3161, ext. 2

 
     
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