Family Law

Print Book with a Download of Forms | Online Book
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.

Print Book with a Download of Forms | Online Book
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.

Print Book with a Download of Forms | Online Book
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.

On-Demand Seminars
Presented 04/06/23 | On-Demand Seminar
Experts guide you through the maze of law and procedural steps so you can provide thoughtful, sensitive advice to clients. Identify key provisions in the adoption code; explain types of surrogacy arrangements; advise clients on paternity issues; and more.

Presented 10/24/22 | On-Demand Seminar
Our expert discusses strategy development when civil contempt is an issue in family law cases as well as how to draft, prepare, and represent a client during motion to enforce and motion to show cause hearings.

Presented 04/01/22 | On-Demand Seminar
Improve your drafting with expert advice. Maximize discovery requests, take home 35 interrogatories to comply with discovery rules, get sample language for your next ex parte order, use best practices for drafting support orders, and more.

Presented 11/18/22 | Electronic Materials
Join the Michigan family law community for practical insight from judges, including Hon. Janice K. Cunningham’s caselaw update. Dive into everything from cyberstalking to spousal support. Grasp discovery and negotiation techniques when there’s deceit.

Presented 11/17/23 | Electronic Materials
Hear from 10 Michigan judges, including Judge Janice K. Cunningham and Justice Megan K. Cavanagh. Connect with 500+ colleagues. Get caselaw updates. Navigate child support, spousal support, and gray divorces. Brush up on evidence, discovery, and more.

Presented 04/17/23 | On-Demand Seminar
Sharpen your litigation skills in family law cases from initial consultation to posttrial, including working with scheduling orders, preparing documents and exhibits, identifying appropriate witnesses, and preparing your client for court.

Presented 07/06/22 | On-Demand Seminar
Our experts provide insight into major cases, court rule amendments, and administrative orders that occurred in the past year as well as provide practical advice to assist family law attorneys regarding zoom hearing and pandemic-related family law issues.

Presented 07/18/23 | On-Demand Seminar
Get family law case updates from the Michigan Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, and see how they will impact your practice. Our experts break down cases on custody and parenting time, change in domicile, child and spousal support, and property issues.

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 02/07/22 | On-Demand Seminar
Adoptions involving guardians have an extra step that practitioners can miss. Our expert offers information and guidance on securing probate court authorization, terminating parental rights, and maneuvering through different local rules.

Presented 10/13/22 | 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 02/01/24 | 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 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 10/23/23 | On-Demand Seminar
Gain insight into the option of a joint divorce for clients as our experts discuss conducting the initial client interview, filing the joint petition, and finalizing the divorce.

Presented 12/12/22 | On-Demand Seminar
Get a new perspective on the retroactivity of the 2019 no-fault amendments, priority rules for minors of divorced parents, assignment of benefits issues, and more. Hear insights into recent appellate decisions impacting your no-fault practice.

Presented 10/19/23 | On-Demand Seminar
Top practitioners show you how to draft a sound pre- or postnuptial agreement; modify the agreement; and skillfully litigate marital agreement disputes. Explore the ongoing impacts of Allard v Allard. Draft language that covers any development.

Presented 09/18/23 | On-Demand Seminar
Friend of the Court (FOC) offices vary across the state. Hear from four different FOC offices on how they handle motions and investigations, alternative dispute resolution, custody and parenting time, support, and postjudgment and enforcement.

Presented 07/17/23 | On-Demand Seminar
Understand the potential issues following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Org. Our experts discuss how Dobbs impacts abortion and other legal issues related to minors, same-sex marriages, and criminal law.

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