Monthly Seminars Calendar
Getting a Divorce in Massachusetts
*Temporary orders: What are the stipulations?
*Section 34 factors
*Mandatory or Parent education program
Gray Divorce (50+ over)
*Legal implications of cohabitation and remarriage
*Estate planning for first and second families
What to Expect from the Legal Process?
*Dividing the marital pie: pensions, IRA's, stock options
*How to work with professionals: proceeding Pro Se
*Lawyers, financial planners, coaches, mediators, therapists, accountants
Separated Parents (Part 1)
*How and when do parents separate the household?
*Custody & Parenting Plans: Shared vs. joint custody
*Mandatory parent education course
*What is a Parent coordinator, a Guardian ad Litem?
*Minimizing Trauma in Children. Who leaves home?
*What is nesting?
Separated Parents (Part 2)
*Child Support, Alimony, Health and Life Insurance
*The Marital Home - sell or buy out spouse: refinancing
*Planning for college
*Budgeting with less money
Divorce by Agreement v. Normal Court Process
*What is merger v. survival?
*What is a QDRO?
*Pre Nuptial, cohabitation and divorce settlement agreements
Legal Representation Options
*What is Discovery?
*Mediation, Collaborative Law, normal court process
*Proceeding Pro Se. Limited Assistance Representation (LAR)
What will Happen to the Property/Assets
*Refinancing the Marital Home
*Professional practice valuation: Family business valuation
*Inheritance: expected v. vested
The Realities of Going to Court: A View from the Bench
*Probation officers, court mediators, judges
*Contested v. Non-contested track