December 7, 2007
Money and Mind Plays in Domestic Court
Family law attorneys often need services of experts in resolving divorce cases. The course, “Use of Financial and Psychological Experts in Divorce—Plus a Close-up Look at Valuing Stock Options,” scheduled for Monday, December 10 from 1:30 – 4:45 p.m. and sponsored by the Family Law Committee, offers 3.0 hours of both CLE and Family Relations Specialist credit hours.
“Utilizing the Financial Professional in a Divorce” CPA Bill Ditty looks at the relationship of the financial professional to the divorce attorney. Recent developments in software such as FinPlan have provided an important tool for attorneys exploring certain fiscal facets of a divorce. Since financial professionals bring unique and helpful perspectives to the divorce that many attorneys may not be aware of, and go beyond the software capabilities of FinPlan, Ditty will describe how professionals can improve your domestic practice.
Attorney Blythe M. Bethel and attorney and psychologist Thomas S. Paulucci will discuss “The Use of the Psychological Expert in Divorce,” including mutually exclusive roles of the psychological evaluator, court appointed or not, and therapist; the APA Guidelines for forensic psychology; recommendations of visitation or custodial arrangements; and the forensic psychological evaluation.
Finally, CPA Bill Ditty will present “Stock Options Valuation—the Malpractice Black Hole Lurking in Your Divorce Cases.” This section explores the potentially significant financial impact of your client (or the spouse) holding stock options. Many mistakes are made as to whether the options have vested, how the options should be valued, and their nature in the course of a division of assets.
Learn from the experts and earn Family Relations Specialist credit. Register online here or by phone at 614/221.4112.