Timothy Coughlin – NHAJ Family Law Forum 2005

2005 Family Law Forum

March 11, 2005
C.R. Sparks (The Event Center) Bedford, NH
8:30 – 9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:05 Introductory Remarks

• Timothy C. Coughlin, Esquire, Moderator
Coughlin, Rainboth, Murphy & Lown (Portsmouth)

9:05 – 9:45 Developments in the Law of Child Support, College Expenses and
Miscellaneous Expenses for Children

• Pamela A. Peterson, Esquire
Devine, Millimet & Branch (Manchester)

9:45 – 10:30 Initiating and Defending Domestic Violence Petitions

• Celeste M. Christo, Esquire
Desfosses, P.A. (Portsmouth)

10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:30 Trying the Contested Custody Matter

• David J.T. Burns, Esquire
DJT Burns, PLLC (Concord)

11:30 – 12:15 Legal, Practical and Tax Implications of the Valuation and Transfer of Small Business Interests

• R. David DePuy, Esquire
McLane, Graf (Manchester)

12:15 – 12:30 A Brief View from the Bench*

• Honorable Bruce DalPra
Marital Master, Strafford County Superior Court

• Honorable Deborah Kane Rein
Marital Master, Hillsborough County (South) Superior Court

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch (On Your Own)

1:30 – 2:15 Alimony Issues, Modification, and Use of Experts

• Jennifer A. Lemire, Esquire
Watson & Lemire (Portsmouth)

2:15 – 3:00 Appellate Processes and Supreme Court Reforms
and Recent Decisions

• Joshua L. Gordon, Esquire
(Concord)

3:00 – 3:15 Afternoon Break

3:15 – 4:00 A Longer Look from the Bench*

• Honorable Bruce DalPra
Marital Master, Strafford County Superior Court

• Honorable Deborah Kane Rein
Marital Master, Hillsborough County (South) Superior Court
• Note: The Marital Masters listed in this program have been invited to participate for the entire day, judicial responsibilities permitting, so that their involvement will not be limited to the above times, and will instead be welcomed and encouraged throughout the seminar.

Recognizing the increasing number of family law practitioners within its ranks, the NHTLA, renowned as the expert in CLE programs in New Hampshire, offers this newly instituted annual seminar involving divorce and family law issues. The speakers are all experienced and highly regarded New Hampshire practitioners. In addition, several Marital Masters will be on hand to listen to the program, offer their comments, and provide an invaluable forum to answer questions from the registrants.

This unique program will present a day-long, in-depth analysis of topical issues in the practice of domestic relations.

Registrants will receive valuable forms, discovery materials and various selected pleadings in order to maximize this valuable learning opportunity. While the practice pointers are presented, counsel and participants will discuss the topics in-depth and the Marital Masters will comment upon the presentation. You will receive valuable information and strategies on such issues as changes in the law of child support, payment of college expenses and miscellaneous child-related expenses; effectively representing clients in custody proceedings; investigating the assets and incomes of small business owners involved in a divorce; and bringing and defending alimony modification requests. Other areas of discussion include recognizing appellate issues and preparing appeals after certain Supreme Court reforms, as well as prosecuting and defending domestic violence related proceedings.

This seminar is a must for all domestic practitioners, whether seasoned trial lawyers or less experienced family law attorneys.