Family Law

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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 130+ 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. Covers all major areas of practice, including divorce, child custody/parenting time, postjudgment matters, adoption, and child protection. Includes forms, motions, and checklists.

Follow a custody determination from intake through judgment in this online training. Watch a pretrial FOC hearing. See how expert litigators construct briefs, present evidence, draft a judgment, and more. Test your skills with hands-on exercises.

Join your colleagues in this systematic training program developed in cooperation with the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan. Personalize the program to suit your needs and walk away with a Certificate suitable for framing.

Judges and litigators demonstrate hearings in this online training: show-cause, modification (threshold and evidentiary), and move away. Test your skills with hands-on exercises. Get charts on legal standards, challenging judgments, and local practice.

Upcoming Seminars
Live 03/22/22
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 workshop in the Family Law Certificate Program.

On-Demand Seminars
Presented 02/23/21 | On-Demand Seminar
High-conflict divorce cases are known to expose parties' mental health issues. This can stymie lawyers' efforts to find a quick resolution. Get expert advice on how you can identify and address these issues early in a case for the benefit of everyone.

Presented 04/16/19 | On-Demand Seminar
Gain a thorough understanding of issues surrounding adoption, paternity, surrogacy, and assisted reproductive technology. Experts guide you through the maze of law and procedural steps so you can provide thoughtful, sensitive advice.

Presented 11/02/20 | On-Demand Seminar
The new Michigan Child Support Formula goes into effect January 1, 2021. Get yourself ready so you can fully advise your clients on how the new rules could impact their support orders.

Presented 01/24/20 | On-Demand Seminar
A team of trained family law experts demonstrate using an interdisciplinary collaborative approach to reach a divorce settlement agreement. Decide whether to incorporate these skills into your practice.

Presented 07/13/20 | On-Demand Seminar
With the discovery rule changes, family law lawyers are using depositions as an important discovery tool in divorce cases. Our experts share strategies for deciding when a deposition makes sense and then demonstrate best practices for handling one.

Presented 02/14/19 | On-Demand Seminar
Postjudgment motions in family law are never simple, and those impacting legal custody issues are no exception. Using a realistic hypothetical, expert lawyers demonstrate how a school change motion can play out before the Friend of the Court referee.

Presented 02/15/21 | On-Demand Seminar
With widespread court closures and delayed trial dates across the state, mediation has become one of the only ways to timely resolve cases for clients. Be ready to conduct an efficient and worthwhile mediation using video conferencing software.

Presented 09/23/21 | On-Demand Seminar
LGBTQ couples still have unique family law issues that were not resolved when same-sex marriage was legalized. Our expert discusses the status of the case law and provides best practices when working with LGBTQ families.

Presented 06/01/21 | On-Demand Seminar
Cases involving divorce and bankruptcy will likely pose unique challenges. Our experts offer some guidance for the family law lawyer facing challenges with a spouse or former spouse of a client in bankruptcy.

Presented 06/04/19 | On-Demand Seminar
Appealing a trial court's decision in a family law matter can carry significant risks and rewards for the client. Seasoned trial and appellate lawyers discuss strategies for seeking review from the court of appeals.

Presented 11/15/19 | Electronic Materials
Hear insights from 11 Michigan judges. Gain effective strategies for handling discovery reform. Examine addiction’s impact on parenting issues in a new track that covers opioids, gaming, Michigan’s marijuana laws, and more.

Posted 12/17/20 | On-Demand Event
Register for the on-demand event. Get invaluable insight from 11 judges—including Justice Megan K. Cavanagh and Hon. Janice K. Cunningham. Gain strategies for COVID-19 challenges. Prepare for the new child support formula. Improve your drafting.

Presented 11/13/20 |
Register for the on-demand event. Get invaluable insight from 11 judges—including Justice Megan K. Cavanagh and Hon. Janice K. Cunningham. Gain strategies for COVID-19 challenges. Prepare for the new child support formula. Improve your drafting.

Presented 05/14/20 | On-Demand Seminar
Family law practitioners need creative solutions for their clients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch two experienced divorce lawyers explain how they are handling parenting time disputes, paying support when unemployed, and domestic violence.

Presented 08/06/19 | On-Demand Seminar
Stay on top of the most recent family law developments so you can offer the best representation to your clients.

Presented 11/11/21 | On-Demand Seminar
Experienced practitioners share their knowledge through real-life, practice-proven approaches. This seminar provides all the essential tools to successfully handle divorce cases, from creating a streamlined intake process to drafting complete pleadings.

Presented 02/06/20 | 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 04/30/21 | On-Demand Seminar
Tackle hotly contested divorce issues and get the best results for your clients. Hear from an all-star faculty on determining property distribution, understanding property value, drafting for enforceability, and more.

Presented 11/08/21 | On-Demand Seminar
Foster v Foster I overturned long-standing caselaw and reinforced federal preemption. Foster v Foster II is pending. Anticipate the impact of these decisions. Get tips on handling military divorces with disabled veterans.

Presented 06/30/20 | On-Demand Seminar
Register for this on-demand seminar and learn from leading practitioners how to draft a sound, enforceable agreement; modify the agreement; and skillfully litigate marital agreement disputes.

Presented 09/01/21 | On-Demand Seminar
Tackle family law tax issues. Get tips from top tax experts on everything from using Section 71 payments to tapping retirement funds. Draft your next judgment of divorce to include key QDRO language. Recognize the best strategies for your clients.

Presented 08/20/19 | On-Demand Seminar
Develop and maintain positive working relationships with family court judges and their staff so you can achieve a good result for your client and avoid pitfalls often encountered by family law attorneys.

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