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Thursday, May 2, 2024

Children Are Our Future: Mastering Advanced Concepts of Custody, Parenting Time & Support

What it is

The Michigan Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 28th Annual Advanced-Level Family Law Seminar


Continental breakfast 8 a.m., Seminar 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m


This year's presentations:


  • Parental Conflict & Impact on Children -- Amy Spilman

  • Point/Counter-Point: Developmentally Appropriate Behavior or Red Flag? -- Lori Buiteweg & Carrie Rosenbloom, LMFT

  • Physical Custody: Much Ado About Nothing? -- Kyle Quinn

  • Challenges with Change: From Legal Custody to Parenting Time -- Laura Eisenberg & B. Andrew Rifkin

  • Getting Schooled: Strategies & Evidentiary Considerations in School Selection Cases -- Veronique Liem & Scott Bassett

  • Judge's Panel: A Discussion with the Court of Appeals -- Lorne Gold (Moderator)

    Deconstructing a Psychological Evaluation -- Mark Bank

  • Gender Creative Children -- Ric Roane

  • Hidden & Uncommon Sources of Income -- David Mendelson & Julie Sullivan

  • Five Things You Need to Know about the Hague Convention -- Liz Bransdorfer

  • Butters, Bonds and Parenting Time Enforcement -- Liisa Speaker

  • Appealing Child-Related Arbitration Decisions -- Kurt Schnelz

  • Capacity, Disposition and Factors B & C -- Lynn Sirich

  • The View from the Mediator's Chair -- Mathew Kobliska

  • Emergency Jurisdiction and the UCCJEA -- Keela Johnson

NOTE: The seminar registration fee is $300 if completed online by April 10, 2024, and $325 if after April 10, 2024. Registration includes the seminar, program materials, continental breakfast, and lunch. A limited number of Judges, Domestic Relations Referees, and Judicial Staff Attorneys may register as our special guests, however, there is a limited number of available openings, so register early. This program usually sells out. There will be no refunds after April 18, 2024. While lunch is available for everyone, lunch in the main dining room is limited to the first 210 persons who register.


Questions regarding seminar enrollment and to obtain discount codes for sitting Family Court Judges, Court of Appeals Judges, Supreme Court Justices, and a limited number of Domestic Relations Referees and Judicial Staff Attorneys, should be directed to, or


May 04, 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM


The Townsend Hotel, 100 Townsend St, Birmingham, MI 48009, USA

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