Timothy Coughlin – NHAJ Family Law Forum Brochure 2006

2006 Family Law Forum

February 14, 2006
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 – 9:50 Effective Mediation: “Breaking Up is Hard to Do”

• William E. Brennan, Esquire
Brennan, Caron, Lenehan & Iacopino (Manchester)
9:50 – 10:40 Developments in the Law of Child Support and Alimony:
“Can’t Buy Me Love”

• Jennifer A. Lemire, Esquire
Wiggin & Nourie, P.A. (Portsmouth)

10:40 – 10:55 Break
10:55 – 11:45 Property Valuation and Use of Experts:
“Love for Sale”

• R. David DePuy, Esquire
McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton (Manchester)
11:45 – 12:35 RSA 461-A: “Ch-ch-ch-ch Changes”

• Honey Hastings, Esquire

12:35 – 1:35 Lunch (On Your Own)

1:35 – 1:50 A Brief View from the Bench: “After the Lovin’”

• Honorable Bruce DalPra
Marital Master

• Honorable Anne Dickinson Barber
Marital Master
1:50 – 2:40 Fault and the Other Statutory Factors: “Your Cheatin’ Heart”
• Christine M. Rockefeller, Esquire
Burns, Bryant, Cox, Rockefeller & Durkin (Dover)
2:40 – 3:30 The Bankrupt Marital Estate and the New Code:
“Train Wreck ‘a Comin’”

• Donald H. Adler, Esquire
Finneran & Nicholson, P.C. (Newburyport, MA)
3:30 – 3:45 Afternoon Break
3:45 – 4:30 A Longer Look from the Bench: “Love is a Battlefield”

• Honorable Bruce DalPra
Marital Master

• Honorable Anne Dickinson Barber
Marital Master
• 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, alimony and miscellaneous child-related expenses; effectively representing clients involved in fault based proceedings and applying the statutory factors of asset distribution; investigating the assets and incomes of small business owners involved in a divorce and appropriately using experts; and how to effectively implement mediation. Other areas of discussion include how to effectively represent parties involved with the new bankruptcy laws, and how RSA 461-A changes are affecting the divorce landscape.

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