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Effective attorney fee agreements are part of every profitable law practice. Get sample fee agreements and practice commentary for 13 types of matters, plus chapters on ethical requirements, practical issues in fees and billing, and collecting your fees.

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Handle your next divorce case effectively. This how-to guide walks you step by step through the stages of a simple or complex divorce case, from initial filing through judgment and postjudgment relief. Includes 125+ forms and checklists.

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Popular handbook covering the 22 most common areas of Michigan practice, from real estate to divorce, employment, probate, debt collection, ADR, and more. Each chapter summarizes the law, gives practical guidance, and includes sample forms.

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Have the book the judges use. Prepared by ICLE for the SCAO and distributed to all Family Division judges, this book covers all major areas within the jurisdiction of the Family Division from the judge's perspective. Includes practice tips for judges.

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If you handle any family law matters in Michigan, you'll want this book in your library. Covers all major areas of family law practice, including divorce procedure, child custody/support, spousal support, adoption and child protection. Includes forms.


Upcoming Seminars
Live 02/13/18
Effectively approach property division and spousal support issues and get the best results for your clients with advice from an all-star faculty lineup.
    

Live 03/15/18
Learn the best solutions to the range of issues found when property is divided during a divorce using a hypothetical case study as part of this hands-on seminar in the Family Law Certificate Program.

Live 04/10/18
Clear, comprehensive drafting is essential in family law practice. Learn to craft documents to most effectively represent your clients and get the best results.
    


On-Demand Seminars
Presented 02/11/16 | Webcast |
A thorough understanding of adoption, surrogacy, and paternity is essential to providing quality advice to your family law clients. Understand the maze of law and procedural steps you must be familiar with to address your clients' questions and concerns.
    

Presented 03/07/16 | On-Demand Seminar
Even after the U.S. Supreme Court decided Obergefell v Hodges, many issues remain unresolved for same-sex couples. Handle custody and parentage issues, advise unmarried couples, and be culturally competent in how you work with clients.

Presented 05/04/16 | On-Demand Seminar
Whether your client is seeking or opposing a change of legal residence request in a custody case, you need to work through the statutory factors and create a workable solution for your client.

Presented 11/07/17 | On-Demand Seminar
Changes in parenting time often include negotiation between the parties, a compelling motion and brief, and several hearings before the judge and the Friend of the Court referee. Prepare yourself for the process so you can guide your client to success.

Presented 04/06/15 | On-Demand Seminar
The Peabody decision changed how divorce settlement agreements are enforced. Understanding this change will help you preserve your client’s options when finalizing a divorce or enforcing or amending the terms of a prior settlement.

Presented 09/08/16 | On-Demand Seminar
Electronically stored information (ESI) plays a unique role in family law cases. Use ESI to your client's advantage throughout discovery and admission at trial.

Presented 07/19/16 | On-Demand Seminar
Family law lawyers need to enforce current and past-due child support obligations. Employ a range of enforcement strategies to ensure that your clients recover the money they need to care for their children.

Presented 03/07/17 | On-Demand Seminar
Financial experts are often used when a family business is part of a marital estate. Divorce lawyers work with these experts to determine an accurate value of the business and ensure their clients receive a fair property settlement.

Presented 11/13/15 | Electronic Materials
Michigan's most respected family law judges, lawyers, and more come together for unparalleled education and networking. Stay current with Hon. Janice K. Cunningham’s caselaw update and get the tools to succeed in your family law practice.

Presented 11/11/16 | Electronic Materials
Don’t miss the event that brings together more than 600 judges, lawyers, referees, psychologists, CPAs, and more. Get the latest updates, strategies, and practical tools to succeed while networking with Michigan’s most respected experts.

Presented 11/10/17 | Electronic Materials
Don’t miss the event that brings together more than 600 judges, lawyers, referees, psychologists, CPAs, and more. Get the latest updates, strategies, and practical tools to succeed while networking with respected experts.

Presented 07/01/15 | On-Demand Seminar
Effective family law practice requires a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of recent court decisions and statutory amendments. Be prepared for the impact on you and your clients of the latest changes.

Presented 06/24/16 | On-Demand Seminar
Family law attorneys require a thorough and current knowledge of recent court decisions and statutory amendments. Advise your clients on how the latest changes can impact their cases.

Presented 05/24/17 | On-Demand Seminar
Stay on top of the latest statutes and cases to fully advise your clients. Be ready for how these changes will impact your practice.

Presented 09/22/15 | Webcast |
Learn divorce practice from start to finish. Experienced practitioners share their knowledge through real-life, practice-proven approaches. This seminar provides the essentials, from interviewing clients and setting fees to enforcing a divorce judgment.

Presented 02/23/17 | On-Demand Seminar
New to family law? Get up to speed on the latest in child custody, support, and parenting time. Experts give you all you need to advise your clients on these complex issues.

Presented 09/17/15 | On-Demand Seminar
Joint custody arrangements are common in family law cases. But helping parents agree on custodial arrangements or getting postjudgment changes can be complex and challenging. Guide your client to a workable solution that will be approved by the court.

Presented 01/20/15 | Webcast |
Property division and spousal support issues are often hotly contested and difficult to resolve in a divorce proceeding. Learn how to effectively approach these issues and get the best results for your client from this highly-skilled faculty.

Presented 07/16/15 | On-Demand Seminar
The landmark Obergefell v Hodges decision legalized same-sex marriage and will have a dramatic effect on Michigan. Advise your clients on how the decision impacts family law, probate and estate planning, employment law, tax law, and real property.

Presented 04/13/17 | On-Demand Seminar
As many as 50 percent of marriages may end in divorce. Learn from leading practitioners how to draft a sound, enforceable prenuptial or postnuptial agreement; modify the agreement; and skillfully litigate marital agreement disputes.
    

Presented 08/01/17 | On-Demand Seminar
Go beyond just crunching numbers when it comes to child support. Advise your clients on deviation, registration of foreign orders, third-party support, and government benefits.

Presented 07/22/15 | On-Demand Seminar
Successful family law lawyers need to attract and retain clients, build relationships with colleagues and the court, and make money. Our experts share tips so you can efficiently manage your schedule and e-mails, set boundaries with clients, and get paid.

Presented 12/14/15 | On-Demand Seminar
Divorce settlements can have hidden negative tax consequences for your client. Avoid unexpected asset allocation tax consequences, ensure proper tax planning for property and alimony payments, and understand how taxes impact a business valuation.

Presented 05/04/17 | On-Demand Seminar
Advising clients about tax issues is always a concern for family law practitioners. But with these tips from top tax experts, you’ll be on your way to recognizing and recommending the best tax and retirement strategies for your client’s situation.
    

Presented 02/11/16 | Webcast |
Divorce and bankruptcy go hand in hand and with consumer bankruptcies still prevalent, you need to know how it can impact your clients. Get the tools and strategies every family law practitioner must know about bankruptcy, divorce, debt, and more.
    

Presented 12/20/16 | On-Demand Seminar
Getting a good result for your client in family court is much easier when you have good working relationships with the judges and their staff. Hear how two judges think you should handle some of the issues often encountered by family law attorneys.


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