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Thursday, May 5, 2022

Change is the Only Constant

What it is

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Michigan Chapter Presents Its Annual Advanced-Level Family Law Seminar:


  • OBTAIN invaluable insight from Family Court judges and Court of Appeals judges relative to today's hottest issues.

  • LEARN ways to assist clients negatively impacted by our current economic conditions as they go through the divorce process.

  • DISCOVER important knowledge and new laws relative to custody, support, property division, and attorneys fees.

  • ACQUIRE essential knowledge regarding bankruptcy as it relates to practicing family law in the current economic climate.

  • LEARN "Hot Tips" and strategies regarding the practice of family law in our state from prominent Michigan matrimonial attorneys.

  • RECEIVE comprehensive materials that you can refer to in your practice.


  • Strategies in Case Presentation - Mark A. Bank

  • The New Frontier: ART (Assisted Reproduction Technology) Issues - Richard A. Roane, Lori A. Buiteweg, and James J. Harrington, III

  • Avoiding the Cohabition Trap - Mathew Kobliska

  • Cutting Edge Changes: Statutes/Case Law/ Court Rules - Scott G. Bassett

  • Know Your Judges: A Panel Discussion on Alienation - Hon. Archie C. Brown, Hon. Kent D. Engle, Hon. Lisa Langton, Hon. Gerald S. Pierangeli, Kurt E. Schnelz (Moderator)

  • Phantom Income for Judges, Referees & Attorneys - James J. Harrington, III

  • Practice Management for the Next Decade - B. Andrew Rifkin

  • Beyond MCR 3.206(C)(2) Mandatory Disclosures - Lorne B. Gold

  • e-Filing and Your Family Law Practice - Susan E. Cohen

  • Hearsay, Hearsay! - Michael A. Robbins

  • 5 Rules of Evidence that Must be Mastered - Carol F. Breitmeyer

  • Evolving Principles - Pets As Property

  • Common Sense & Cookie-Cutter Parenting Plans - Laura E. Eisenberg and Amy M. Spilman

  • The Graying Divorce - Henry S. Gornbein

  • What Everyone Misunderstands About Business Valuations - David S. Mendelson and Lynn Capp Sirich

  • Avoiding Tax Landmines - Julie A. Sullivan and Jennie B. Bryan


  • 8:15 – 9:00: Registration and Continental Breakfast

  • 9:00 – 9:05: Welcome and Introduction of Program

  • 9:05 - 12:00: Seminar

  • 12:00 – 1:30: Luncheon

  • 1:30 – 4:30: Seminar

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