Monday October 10, 2022 (In Person or Interactive Webinar Attendees)
8:30 - 9:30
525,600 Minutes…of Case Law
Gary J. Gottfried, JD (Westerville, OH)
Mr. Gottfried will present his can’t-miss case law update on all
decisions of relevance or interest over the past year.
9:30 - 11:00 OK, Computer: Cutting Edge Evidence
Jessica Janicek, JD and Heather King, JD (Southlake, TX)
The concepts of evidence have continued to evolve and become more complicated.
The proliferation of social media, the technological aspects of communications
and the options for tracking same and non verbal communication (i.e. emojis,
emoticons, gifs, etc.) make this is a constantly changing landscape. Effectively
using evidence in family law cases is a must for successfully presenting
your case. This presentation focuses on the Federal Rules of Evidence
that are widely applicable across the United States to help practitioners
admit or exclude evidence.
11:00 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 12:15 A Matter of Trust: Best Laid Plans in Estate Planning
Whitney Maxson, JD and Tim Tepe, JD (Cincinnati, OH)
What makes great sense in estate planning while married can wreak havoc
when the marriage falls apart. This session will focus on the various
estate planning vehicles that may be present in a marital estate and the
tensions between estate planning and tax law against the concepts of marital
and separate property. In addition to exploring the possible legal effects
of such planning as it pertains to division of property and support, this
session will explore options when trusts, family partnerships and other
estate planning vehicles are involved.
12:15 – 1:00 Lunch Break
1:00 - 1:15 Friedman Award
Presentation of this year’s Friedman Professionalism Award by the
AAML, the Ohio Chapter
1:15 – 2:45 All You Need is Love: Equal Protection for Non-Traditional Families
Diana Adams, JD (New York, NY)
Mx. Adams discusses how all families, regardless of biological relationship
or legal marriage, are deserving of equal legal rights and recognition.
They will present a vision for how US laws can benefit all families --
from same-sex bonds to multi-parent partnerships -- and explain options
for the family lawyer to provide legal protections for that family.
2:45 – 3:00 Break
3:00– 4:30 Just the Two of Us: Splitting Time After Splitting Up
Kiilu Davis, JD (Scottsdale, AZ), Corinne Hoover Six, JD (Akron, OH)Honorable
James Brown (Franklin Cty) Honorable Diane Palos (Cuyahoga Cty) and Honorable
Cynthia Martin (Greene Cty)
Mr. Davis will present on the ever changing landscape and culture of Equal
Parenting Time Plans – and how Arizona has approached the issue.
Turning our attention closer to home, with several legislative bills seeking
to presume a 50/50 parenting time schedule, we will review the status
of the legislation and considerations as to the implementation of such
new laws with a panel of local judges.
4:30- 5:00 Hot Tips:
I’m not a Businessman, I’m a Business, Man: Options for Your
Options (and RSUs)
Andrea Cozza, JD (Westerville, OH)
She Works Hard for the Money: Vocational Experts
Zachary D. Smith, JD (Cincinnati, OH)
Because I Got High: The Collision of Medical Marijuana and Parenting
John M. Dohner, JD (Akron, OH)