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Testimonials

Kristine Bredeau
Kristine BredeauBranch Manager at SWBC Mortgage - Tampa, FL

"The 2019 NADP Experience was by far the BEST professional conference I have ever attended. There were more options than we could choose. There was something for everyone: leadership skills, marketing, real estate, psychology, law - the list goes on. The tools I gained, I use daily. I literally cannot wait to see what the 2020 conference will bring."

Rosemarie Ferrante, Esq.
Rosemarie Ferrante, Esq.Attorney/Mediator - Danbury, CT

"I am so impressed! This conference is so unique because not only was I able to connect with colleagues from all over the country, but also participate in an impressive range of break-out sessions. I love the fact that the topics covered all disciplines involved in a dissolution of marriage, from financial to emotional to legal and more. Thank you, NADP"

Thomas D. Marks, Esq.
Thomas D. Marks, Esq.Attorney - Orlando, FL

"I am so glad I attended. I didn't know what to expect, because it was their first one, but the NADP conference was one of the best ones I've ever been to. The seminars were all informative...every single one! I learned something new, and I've been a family law attorney for over 30 years! I would highly recommend it to all."

Dr. Stacey Jones, Ph.D
Dr. Stacey Jones, Ph.DLicensed Psychologist - Coral Gables, FL

"I attended the NADP conference last year in Ft. Lauderdale, for the first day to hear a colleague speak. I ended up staying the entire weekend, joining a local NADP chapter and ultimately building valuable relationships with other respected divorce professionals. I am so thankful that I decided to go that day!"

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Daniela Kaufer

Prof. Daniela Kaufer Ph.D. is a research neuroscientist and the founder of The Kaufer Lab at UC Berkeley, where she studies stress on the brain and the body. She is the Memorial Chair Professor of Integrative Biology and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, and the Associate Dean of Biological Sciences at UC Berkeley.

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Owen Fitzpatrick

Owen Fitzpatrick is a Globetrotting Psychologist, International Bestselling Author, and Speaker. He has studied Strategic Negotiation and Communication in Harvard Business School and MIT and is also an award-winning actor and filmmaker.

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Sessions and Descriptions are Organized in the Table Below!

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  • Pre-Conference May 13
  • Day 1 May 14
  • Day 2 May 15
  • Day 3 May 16
  • Daily Agenda
04:00 PM - 07:00 PMRegistration By NADP Event Team
  • Daily Agenda
  • Track One
  • Track Two
  • Track Three
  • Track Four
07:30 AM - 04:00 PMRegistration
07:30 AM - 08:30 AMBreakfast
08:30 AM - 09:00 AMOpening Remarks
09:00 AM - 10:15 AMOpening Keynote By Daniela KauferCan stress actually be good for you and your clients?

Can stress actually be good for you and your clients?

A neuroscientist’s findings about the biology of stress

Stress is not only a big part of modern life, but it also plays a big part in all areas of the divorce process. By now, we all learned that psychological stress has an effect on our body and brain’s physiology. In this presentation, you will discover various aspects of the biology of stress to help you better understand both the positive and negative effects it has on our brains. Professor Kaufer will present findings from her lab at UC Berkely and others about the plastic changes that occur in the brain in response to stress, and their consequences on mental, cognitive, social and neurological function, with a goal of teaching you how to help your divorcing clients deal with this incredibly stressful life event.

10:15 AM - 10:40 AMNetworking Break
10:40 AM - 12:30 PM

Breakout Sessions – Scroll Up to Choose a Track For More Information

10:40 AM – 11:30 AM

Speaker Title Location
Amy Shield Appeals and Writs for Divorce Proceedings – An Overview Track 1
Frank Napolitano & Rick Miller The Lifetime Balance Sheet: A Holistic Approach to Settlement Agreements Track 2
Raymond Reichenberg Understanding Anger and Its Impact on Relationships Track 3
Carol Lee Roberts The Five Financial Pitfalls of Divorce and How to Assist Your Client in Avoiding Them Track 4

 

11:40 AM – 12:30 PM

Speaker Title Location
Daryl Weinman UCCJEA and the Hague Convention: Cross Border Jurisdiction Issues in Child Custody Cases Track 1
Janine Golding Insurance & Divorce: Why Insurance Matters, Considerations & Pitfalls Track 2
Laurie Wilson Addiction & Divorce – Successful Negotiations With an Addict Track 3
Laurel Starks House Fires: Extinguishing the Sparks of Conflict That Put Divorce Real Estate at Risk Track 4
12:30 PM - 01:40 PMLunch
01:40 PM - 03:30 PM

Breakout Sessions – Scroll up to Choose a Track for More Information

01:40 PM – 02:30 PM

Speaker Title Location
Elina Magaly Santana, Esq. When Love Across Borders Ends: The Intersection of Divorce, Family & Immigration Track 1
Joan Coullahan Divorcing the Money From the Emotion Track 2
Elizabeth Yang Cultural Impacts on Divorce Decisions Track 3
Sober Link / Our Family Wizard Implications of Technology and Social Media for Domestic Violence and Family Court Cases Track 4

 

02:40 PM – 03:30 PM

Speaker Title Location
Katherine L. Provost Same-Sex Marriage – Is Everything Equal Now? Track 1
Kara Rademacher How to Keep the Ex out of the Estate Plan Track 2
Dr. Gladys Frankel Difficult Clients? Strategies for Effective Interactions When Dealing With Personality Disorders Track 3
Mark Schondorf Is the Spousal Support Deduction Really Gone? Track 4
03:30 PM - 04:00 PMNetworking Break
04:00 PM - 05:00 PMOvercoming the Obstacles: How to Build and Maintain a Productive and Mutually Beneficial Professional Relationship With Your Divorcing Clients By Liz Becker

Presenter: Liz Becker  May 14th 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Title: Overcoming the obstacles: How to build and maintain a productive and mutually beneficial professional relationship with your divorcing clients.

Description:
One of the biggest challenges for divorce professionals providing a service to divorcing clients is having to assist an individual who is in a very vulnerable and unstable position, both mentally, logistically and financially. The success one has in either obtaining, maintaining or properly guiding a client, will solely depend on how effective their communication is. Join Liz Becker, President and Co-founder of the National Association of Divorce Professionals and Communication Skills Coach & Trainer, as she shares valuable insight about the serious communication mistakes professionals make with their clients, ultimately creating a more challenging and adversary environment for both parties. Learn fundamental tools to be able to navigate the professional/client relationship while enabling efficient and productive meetings and outcomes.

05:00 PM - 05:15 PMClosing Remarks
05:30 PM - 07:30 PMWelcome Reception
10:40 AM - 11:30 AMAppeals and Writs for Divorce Proceedings – An Overview By Amy Shield

Presenter:  Amy Shield   May 14th  10:40 – 11:30 AM

Duration: 50 minutes

Title: Appeals and Writs for Divorce Proceedings – An Overview

Description:
Appeals are a mystery to most professionals when counseling clients going through a divorce. This presentation that includes movie clips and vignettes will provide attendees with an overview of the various types of appeals that can arise during the divorce process, including final and non-final (interlocutory) appeals, as well as writs of certiorari, prohibition, and mandamus. The presentation will also take attendees through an appeal, with emphasis on the appellate record, legal briefs, oral argument, and appellate attorney’s fees, along with tips from an AV Preeminent rated appellate attorney with 43 years of legal experience.

11:40 AM - 12:30 PMUCCJEA and the Hague Convention: Cross Border Jurisdiction Issues in Child Custody Cases By Daryl Weinman

Presenter: Daryl Weinman May 14th  11:40 – 12:30 PM

Duration: 50 minutes

Title: UCCJEA and the Hague Convention: Cross Border Jurisdiction Issues in Child Custody Cases

Description:
We are living in a mobile society. Sometimes parents relocate together and sometimes one parent moves without the other. So, what happens when parents are living in different states or different countries and there is a dispute about child custody? Which jurisdiction makes the decision and which state’s or country’s law will be applied? In this presentation family law attorney Daryl Weinman will demystify the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act and The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and will explain how and when each act applies.

01:40 PM - 02:30 PMWhen Love Across Borders Ends: The Intersection of Divorce, Family & Immigration By Elina Magaly Santana, Esq.

Presenter:   Elina Santana    May 14th  1:40 – 2:30 PM

Duration: 50 minutes

Title: When Love Across Borders Ends: The Intersection of Divorce, Family & Immigration

Description:
Immigration is a “must” discussion when talking to divorcing binational couples. This panel will provide an overview of the family immigration petitioning process, which will include discussing “proving” the marriage is real and explaining how that involves commingling assets more than many couples wish or ever intended. It will also explain the required “affidavit of support” and the financial obligations that bind the US citizen spouse when signing that contract with the government (including the role of prenups, divorce, and alimony). Other topics covered will include how divorce affects the immigration process down the road, when a spouse can continue the process alone, how children can be involved in the event that a minor was included in the immigration process, what spouses can and can’t agree to during dissolution for purposes of later immigration lings, and the effect of domestic violence allegations on the process.

02:40 PM - 03:30 PMSame-Sex Marriage – Is Everything Equal Now? By Katherine L. Provost

Presenter:  Katherine L Provost May 14th  2:40 – 3:30 PM

Duration: 50 minutes

Title: Same-Sex Marriage – Is Everything Equal Now?

Description:
We have all heard the statistic: 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce.  While not entirely accurate, it is true that divorce is a common occurrence throughout the United States. In 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, ruling that the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples by both the Due Process Clause and under the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. But, does the equal right to marry provide equality across the board? This program will examine the effect of the decision in Obergefell on the issues of same-sex divorce, parentage, and child custody.

10:40 AM - 11:30 AMThe Lifetime Balance Sheet: A Holistic Approach to Settlement Agreements By Frank Napolitano & Rick Miller

Presenter: Frank Napolitano, J.D., CFP®, CFA, and Rick Miller, Ph.D., CFP May 14th  10:40 – 11:30 AM

Title: The lifetime balance sheet: A holistic approach to settlement agreements

Duration: 50 minutes

Description:
The traditional balance sheet summarizes a household’s net worth – total assets minus total liabilities – at a specific point in time. By contrast, a lifetime, or economic, balance sheet summarizes lifetime assets and liabilities.

While divorce professionals have traditionally relied on the traditional balance sheet to divide property in a divorce, this approach has major shortcomings which, if ignored, can lead to unfair and even unsustainable settlements. As an alternative, we recommend incorporating the lifetime balance sheet into the divorce process.

In this presentation, Rick Miller, Ph.D., CFP®, will introduce the theory of life-cycle economics and the concept of “consumption smoothing”. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of how families manage their resources over the entire lifecycle. Frank Napolitano, J.D., CFP®, CFA, will then show, with examples, how the traditional approach leads to short-term decisions that can have negative long-term (expensive) consequences for clients. Attendees will learn how incorporating a lifetime balance sheet approach into the divorce process can make them more valuable divorce professionals and improve client outcomes.

11:40 AM - 12:30 PMInsurance & Divorce: Why Insurance Matters, Considerations & Pitfalls By Janine Golding

Presenter: Janine Golding May 14th  11:40 – 12:30 PM

Duration: 50 minutes

Title: Insurance & Divorce: Why insurance matters, considerations & pitfalls

Description:
Divorce tends to emphasize asset division over asset protection, whereas Insurance is almost entirely about asset protection. This session will address: Understanding, valuing & managing life insurance policies; the importance of who owns an insurance policy (regardless of who is insured); state laws regarding life insurance beneficiary revocation on divorce; and using life insurance to manage settlement risks, achieve objectives & reduce conflict.

01:40 PM - 02:30 PMDivorcing the Money From the Emotion By Joan Coullahan

Presenter:  Joan Coullahan   May 14th 1:40 – 2:30PM

Duration: 50 minutes

Title: Divorcing the Money From The Emotion: Identifying the Financial Issues

Description:
Divorce is a legal, financial and emotional process.  Yet, the source of a great majority of problems is the financial issues. The lack of knowledge and preparation before starting separation and divorce are the main causes of anxiety, confusion, and stress. All professionals who advise individuals and couples, whether before, during or after divorce, should be aware of the issues and decisions that may be required.

This workshop discusses the most common financial mistakes made when the divorce process is approached from an emotional perspective.  Also, common client misconceptions are addressed.  A primer on the financial segment of the process will be offered including:

  • the financial components of an agreement
  • identification and classification of assets
  • defining real property
  • general definitions of marital, separate, hybrid and transmuted property
  • retirement accounts, debt, pensions, spousal and child support
02:40 PM - 03:30 PMHow to Keep the Ex out of the Estate Plan By Kara Rademacher

Presenter: Kara Rademacher   May 14th 2:40  – 3:30 PM  

Duration: 50 minutes

Title: How to Keep Your Ex Out of Sight, Out of Mind and Out of Your Estate Plan: Estate planning before, during and after a divorce

Description:
During this presentation, Trusts and Estates Attorney Kara Rademacher will discuss the practical need for clients to update their estate plan before, during and after their divorce.  She will share the details needed for an estate plan, including how a divorce, or even a contemplated divorce, can affect one’s estate plan and will offer strategies to ensure that your divorcing client’s estates are protected from their exes (or soon-to-be exes).  The presentation will also include engaging, real life examples of celebrities whose own estate planning went wrong, or could have gone wrong, before, during and after a divorce.

10:40 AM - 11:30 AMUnderstanding Anger and Its Impact on Relationships By Raymond Reichenberg

Presenter: Raymond Reichenberg    May 14th 10:40 – 11:30 AM 

Duration: 50 minutes

Title: Understanding anger and its impact on relationships

Description:

Anger has long been an emotion that has been ignored in the psychoanalytic community. Therapists and other divorce professionals are often stumped how to deal with client’s chronic anger. Even the DSM-5 has no category for Anger, studies continue to be done for depression and anxiety but scant few for anger. However, anger continues to be a major disruptive emotion in both marriage and divorce. In this presentation, Raymond will share how to integrate both psychodynamic and cognitive techniques to improve client’s emotional regulation.

11:40 AM - 12:30 PMAddiction & Divorce – Successful Negotiations With an Addict By Laurie Wilson

Presenter: Laurie Wilson      May 14th 11:40 – 12:30 PM 

Duration: 50 minutes

Title: Addiction & Divorce – Successful Negotiations with an Addict

Description:
Learn how addiction impacts the therapeutic work done with clients. During this presentation, Laurie will identify the best practices for negotiating a divorce when addiction is present.  Attendees will also understand how mental health professionals and addiction resources can support the divorce process making it more manageable for all parties involved.

01:40 PM - 02:30 PMCultural Impacts on Divorce Decisions By Elizabeth Yang

Presenter: Elizabeth Yang   May 14th 1:40 – 2:30PM   

Duration: 50 minutes

Title: Cultural Impacts on Divorce Decisions

Description:
During this presentation, Elizabeth Yang will explore the role of culture in determining divorce decisions and address country of origin differences in divorce rates of immigrants in the United States. Factors that will be discussed include family relationships and structures, religions, belief systems, gender equality, multi-cultural relationships and more. In addition to understanding how culture can play a role in the divorce process, attendees and professionals will learn strategies in how to handle and respect their clients whose culture is impacting the way they maneuver through the divorce process.

02:40 PM - 03:30 PMDifficult Clients? Strategies for Effective Interactions When Dealing With Personality Disorders By Dr. Gladys Frankel

Presenter: Gladys Frankl      May 14th 2:40 – 3:30pm

Duration: 50 minutes

Title: Difficult Clients? Strategies for Effective Interactions when dealing with Personality Disorders

Description:
Do you feel like tearing your hair out when you are interacting with one of your clients or opposing counsel? Do you feel frustrated and feel you aren’t making any progress? Do you feel that no matter what you do, you aren’t getting through? Maybe the client or counsel has a difficult personality disorder, such as narcissism that you experience with frustration but does not know how to handle effectively. This workshop provides clues to identifying difficult personalities and strategies for interacting so you can effectively engage. The presentation will be interactive to provide practice so you can learn key strategies to successfully return to your office to handle these people well, resolve impasses and create less stress for you.

10:40 AM - 11:30 AMThe Five Financial Pitfalls of Divorce and How to Assist Your Client in Avoiding Them By Carol Lee Roberts

Presenter: Carol Lee Roberts   May 14th 10:40 – 11:30 AM

Title: The Five Financial Pitfalls of Divorce and how to assist your client in avoiding them. 

Duration: 50 minutes

Description:
Currently, the only demographic that has an increasing rate of divorce in the US is those individuals age 50 or above.  Help your clients to recognize the unique provisions that impact the division of the marital home, retirement plans and debts incident to divorce.  Identify the insurance and post-divorce concerns that your client will encounter.  Join us to discover the importance and potential of divorce planning as a specialized niche for your practice.

11:40 AM - 12:30 PMHouse Fires: Extinguishing the Sparks of Conflict That Put Divorce Real Estate at Risk By Laurel Starks

Presenter: Laurel Starks May 14th 11:40 – 12:30 PM

Title: House Fires: Extinguishing the Sparks of Conflict that Put Divorce Real Estate at Risk

Duration: 50 minutes

Description:
Conflict in divorce real estate can arise from the smallest spark. Learn how to categorize, prevent, and mitigate all ranges of conflict while working through real property challenges in family law. Presented by Laurel Starks, founder of The Ilumni Institute, the leader in divorce real estate coaching and training.

01:40 PM - 02:30 PMImplications of Technology and Social Media for Domestic Violence and Family Court Cases

Presenter: Sober Link / Our Family Wizard May 14th 1:40 – 2:30 PM

Title: Implications of Technology and Social Media for Domestic Violence and Family Court Cases

Duration: 50 minutes

Description:
This interactive workshop will explore the implications of technology in Domestic Violence and Family Court cases. Professionals will learn how batterers use phone technology, social networking and GPS to circumvent injunctions for protection, supervised visitation and child custody. Legal and Mental Health Practitioners will explore how victims of domestic violence can overcome communication issues using mobile and online communication tools, such as the OurFamilyWizard website, designed specifically for high conflict parents.

02:40 PM - 03:30 PMIs the Spousal Support Deduction Really Gone? By Mark Schondorf

Presenter: Mark Schondorf May 14th  2:40 – 3:30 PM

Duration: 50 minutes

Title: Is The Spousal Support Deduction Really Gone?

Description:
The 2018 Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2018 took away the traditional tax deduction for spousal support. As a result, a lot of attorneys rushed to finalize divorces before 2019. But was that really necessary? Is there a way to keep the deduction, even in newly filed cases? The answer is yes, the deduction is available in certain situations. This is a must-attend for any attorney or accountant that has a client going through the divorce process.

  • Daily Agenda
  • Track One
  • Track Two
  • Track Three
  • Track Four
07:30 AM - 08:30 AMBreakfast
08:30 AM - 08:45 AMOpening Remarks
08:45 AM - 10:00 AMOpening Keynote By Owen FitzpatrickMastering the Language of Divorce

Mastering the Language of Divorce

Impact how your client feels through what you say and how you say it.

In this keynote, you will learn how to impact the way your client thinks and feels about the divorce process. We all know how traumatic and difficult divorce can be. As you help your client, one of the biggest challenges you have to face is their mindset and the lack of clarity that comes with having their world thrown upside down. You will learn the essential elements of helping your client make better decisions, understand the boundaries of the work you do and feel more empowered to get through this difficult time in a way that helps them to grow and become stronger.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AMNetworking Break
10:30 AM - 12:20 PM

Breakout Sessions – Scroll Up to Choose a Track For More Information

10:30 AM – 11:20 AM

Speaker Title Location
Mark Hill The Case for Alternative Dispute Resolution in Divorce – A Financial Professional’s Perspective Track 1
Chantal Kahale Sordid Stories From the Dark Side: Using Surveillance in the Divorce Process Track 2
Katie Lynch How Technology Can Revolutionize Your Practice and Its Profitability Track 4

 

11:30 AM – 12:20 PM

Speaker Title Location
Ed Kainen Division of Digital Assets: Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology in Divorce Track 1
Suzanne Chambers-Yates Uncovering the Missing Link – the Difference a Divorce Coach Makes Track 3
12:20 PM - 01:30 PMLunch
01:30 PM - 03:20 PM

Breakout Sessions – Scroll Up to Choose a Track For More Information

01:30 PM – 02:20 PM

Speaker Title Location
Mary Zogg Are You Twalkin’ Ta Meh? Communicating, Negotiating and Hearing Individuals in Distress Track 1
Track 2
Rebekah Mastel ACES: The Impact of Divorce & Parental Conflict on Child Development Track 3
Nancy Chausow Shafer The Taxman Cometh: Key Tax Factors to Watch out For Track 4

02:30 PM – 03:20 PM

Speaker Title Location
Carrie Heinzl , Russell Alexander, Jason Kwaitkowski Saving the Golden Goose Track 1
Avani Ramnani Important Financial Considerations When Helping Divorcing Clients With Special Needs Children Track 2
Bill Eddy Understanding High Conflict Situations Track 3
Pegotty Cooper Moving from the Story of Divorce to the Business of Divorce Track 4
03:20 PM - 03:50 PMSnack Break
03:50 PM - 05:30 PMGeneral Assembly
04:30 PM - 05:30 PMParental Alientation Panel By C.A. Childress, Psy.D.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESENTATIONS

Panel Discussion: Parental Alientation

Moderator: C.A. Childress, Psy.D.

Duration: 50 minutes

Description:
In this panel discussion, various experts will participate in answering questions regarding the implications of Parental Alientation.

When parental alienation occurs at any stage of divorce, results are usually devastating to the children. It can start off with simple bad mouthing, which many divorcing parents are guilty of, and can escalate to completely erasing a parent from the child’s life. During this panel discussion leading psychologist Dr. Childress, CEO and Founder of the Conscious Co-Parenting Institute Dorcy Pruter, and Family Law Attorney Joanna Smith, will discuss various perspectives of this highly destructive process. It is extremely important for the divorce professional community to be able to recognize the signs parental alienation and have the proper resources to take a collaborative approach in curtailing the problem, ultimately acting on the best interest of the entire family.

05:30 PM - 06:00 PMClosing Remarks
10:30 AM - 11:20 AMThe Case for Alternative Dispute Resolution in Divorce – A Financial Professional’s Perspective By Mark Hill

Presenter:  Mark Hill    May 15th  10:30 – 11:20 AM

Duration: 50 minutes

Title: The Case for Alternative Dispute Resolution in Divorce – A Financial Professional’s Perspective

Description:
Divorce: too painful, too expensive, takes too long. Most participants (clients and professionals) are too often dissatisfied with outcomes. The legal system should be the last resort when resolving personal relationships. Research shows that the combination of the nature of their parents’ divorce and today’s high conflict world significantly impacts children. Participants will learn the different forms of ADR and understand risks and benefits so that they can feel confident in appropriately referring. So, who wins in ADR? Not necessarily the couple but usually it’s the kids as ADR provides the best opportunity to foster a positive co-parenting relationship.

11:30 AM - 12:20 PMDivision of Digital Assets: Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology in Divorce By Ed Kainen

Presenter: Ed Kainen  May 15th  11:30 – 12:20 PM 

Duration: 50 minutes

Title: The Division of Digital Assets: Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology in Divorce

Description: This session will offer a brief history of money, which will put into context and explain the forces that lead to the development of various forms of currencies, and eventually to the creation and existence of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. In addition to providing a comprehensive glossary of essential terminology, this session will also include an understanding of how Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are transacted and an explanation of the mechanics of Blockchain Technology upon which cryptocurrencies rely. A history of Bitcoin, as well as the benefits, detriments, and consequences associated with the use of those cryptocurrencies, will be addressed. There will be a discussion of how all of the forgoing impacts divorce and family law litigation, including understanding both issues of value and the essentials of Discovery in cases where cryptocurrencies may exist, as well as the potential for malpractice pitfalls and how to avoid the same.

01:30 PM - 02:20 PMAre You Twalkin’ Ta Meh? Communicating, Negotiating and Hearing Individuals in Distress By Mary Zogg

Presenter: Mary Zogg May 15th  1:30 – 2:20 PM

Duration: 50 minutes

Title: Are you Twalkin’ ta meh? Communicating, negotiating and hearing individuals in distress

Description:
In this presentation, Florida family law attorney, Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, and collaborative professional, Mary Zogg will discuss the impact on communication during high conflict and emotional situations, such as divorce and custody disputes.  Attendees will learn to identify positions versus interest statements, the body’s response to communication when emotionally charged, and the importance of body language.

02:30 PM - 02:30 PMSaving the Golden Goose By Carrie Heinzl , Russell Alexander, Jason Kwaitkowski

This presentation surrounds how the collaborative team can save a family run business from destruction if the owners decide to end their matrimonial relationships. What needs to be considered? Who are the key players on the team? How creative are we allowed to be in the process? We answer the questions that you want to know through an interactive presentation and case studies of real clients!

06:00 PM - 07:00 PMNADP Member Meet & Greet By Vicky Townsend
10:30 AM - 11:20 AMStories From the Dark Side Using Surveillance in the Divorce Process By Chantal Kahale

Presenter:  Chantal Kahane   May 15th  10:30 – 11:20 AM

Duration: 50 minutes

Title: Stories From the Dark Side Using Surveillance in the Divorce Process

Description:
Chantal Kahale from Crossroads Investigations will be telling some scintillating stories, it’s not to be missed! Participants will learn how they can take control of finding the information they need in the most efficient way possible, how surveillance can help their client’s cases, including legal considerations. In addition, we will be including research techniques for participants to use on their own in their professional and personal lives. This includes Google Ninja Tricks, Social Media Tips & Tricks and some great resources to help along the way

02:30 PM - 03:20 PMImportant Financial Considerations When Helping Divorcing Clients With Special Needs Children By Avani Ramnani

Presenter: Avani Ramnani May 15th  2:30 – 3:20 PM 

Duration: 50 minutes

Title: Important financial considerations when helping divorcing clients with special needs children

Description:
Avani Ramnani, CFP®, CDFA® will do a deep dive into the importance of preparing a divorce settlement that incorporates planning for a special needs child’s financial future. Often divorcing parents must work collaboratively to do what’s in the best interest of the child and find a middle ground, financially. She will cover:

  • Strategies and costs to consider now and in the future
  • Evaluating insurance coverage and securing life insurance to protect child support payments if the paying spouse passes away
  • Estate planning for children with special needs
  • Dealing with contradicting opinions for the child’s treatment
  • Resources available for families with special needs children

Overall how to financially care for children with special needs

06:00 PM - 07:00 PMHow to Start and NADP Chapter By Nicole Feuer

Presenter: Nicole Feuer     May 15th 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Duration: 30 or 60 minutes

Title: How to start an NADP chapter

Description:
Join Nicole Feuer, Vice President of Development at the NADP, as she shares the details on starting an NADP chapter in your community. Learn about the steps it takes to build your chapter, including a strong leadership team and how you and your community can benefit from it.

11:30 AM - 12:20 PMUncovering the Missing Link – the Difference a Divorce Coach Makes By Suzanne Chambers-Yates

Presenter: Suzanne Chambers-Yates  May 15th 11:30 – 12:20 PM

Duration: 50 minutes

Title: Uncovering the Missing Link – the Difference a Divorce Coach Makes

Description:
During this session, Certified Divorce Coach Suzanne Chambers-Yates will help attendees gain a clear picture of the distinct profession of divorce coaching, often the missing professional in the divorce process.

In addition to learning some valuable coaching tools, participants will walk away with an understanding of the divorce coaching framework and how it helps clients to avoid very costly mindset mistakes. Suzanne will also explain how this process helps clients get organized and focused on the business of divorce, and how a good coach can directly support the efforts of all the other professionals involved.

 

01:30 PM - 02:20 PMACES: The Impact of Divorce & Parental Conflict on Child Development By Rebekah Mastel

Presenter:  Rebekah Mastel  May 15TH 1:30 – 2:20 PM

Duration: 50 minutes

Title: ACES: The Impact of Divorce & Parental Conflict on Child Development

Description: 
This presentation will offer participants a brief history of the concept of trauma, and the effects of trauma on development.  The discussion will focus on the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), with an emphasis on both the original CDC-Kaiser ACE study and its current application.  Additionally, participants will learn how to apply a trauma-informed perspective to their work with parents and children experiencing parental conflict and divorce, as well as the importance of identifying possible risk factors for developmental trauma in high-conflict divorce.

02:30 PM - 03:20 PMUnderstanding High Conflict Personalities By Bill Eddy

Presenter:  Bill Eddy  May 15TH 2:30 – 3:20 PM

Duration: 50 minutes

Title: Understanding High Conflict Personalities

Description: 
Some clients, family members, and even professionals have high conflict personalities, meaning they are preoccupied with blaming others and have lots of all-or-nothing thinking, unmanaged emotions, and extreme behavior. Yet they can generally be helped by avoiding four common mistakes and instead of applying four positive skills for helping them make decisions and agreements.

10:30 AM - 11:20 AMHow Technology Can Revolutionize Your Practice and Its Profitability By Katie Lynch

Presenter: Katie Lynch    May 15th 10:30 – 11:20 AM

Duration: 50 minutes

Title: How technology can revolutionize your practice and its profitability

Description:
Technology is evolving to become even more integral to the divorce process. How can you easily adapt and integrate it into your business without it cannibalizing your bottom line?

Clients are now tech-savvy and will begin to demand more efficient processes. Divorce professionals are getting too bogged down in paperwork to be successful in managing complex cases and to attract new business.  In this presentation, Katie will discuss how the use of technology in Family Law can revolutionize your practice, increase efficiency, help you have an organized and engaged client, assist with the challenging client/professional relationship and improve client experience that will help you attract direct referrals for new business.

01:30 PM - 02:20 PMThe Taxman Cometh: Key Tax Factors to Watch out For By Nancy Chausow Shafer

Presenter: Nancy Chausow Shafer   May 15th 1:30 – 2:20 PM

Duration: 50 minutes

Title: The Taxman Cometh: Key Tax Factors to Watch Out For

Description:
Although spousal maintenance is typically no longer taxable or tax-deductible, there are still many tax issues to be aware of. We will work through a list of key issues, including exemptions, filing status, tax credits, real estate issues, and issues relating to property division. We will look at the key decisions your clients make that may affect tax outcomes, including who works or does not work, who claims exemptions (yes!), who pays for child care, and various decisions relating to the marital residence.

02:30 PM - 03:20 PMMoving from the Story of Divorce to the Business of Divorce By Pegotty Cooper

Presenter: Pegotty Cooper    May 15th 2:30 – 3:20 PM

Duration: 50 minutes

Title: Moving from the Story of Divorce to the Business of Divorce

Description:
The story of divorce gets in the way of the work that has to get done by both the client and any professional working with that client.  In this session, you get 5 specific steps we have found to be successful in working with clients to shift their focus from the endless and sometimes overwhelming story about their divorce to the business of making better decisions for their future during a divorce. Attorneys, mediators, financial and real estate experts tell us that having a credible client makes it much easier to do their work.

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08:00 AM - 06:00 PMDivorce Attorney Financial Training Boot Camp By Lee D. Sanderson & Bruce L. Richman

Have your entire team trained with the critical skills they need to handle high net worth clients

  • Attract and handle higher income cases
  • Learn the skills to have an edge in financial negotiations
  • Gain enhanced credibility with your clients and with the court
  • Utilized by elite divorce attorneys nationwide
08:15 AM - 09:45 AMTrack #1 – The Divorce Real Estate Niche: Get the Inside Scoop to a Growing Market By Laurel Starks

Presenter: Laurel Starks  May 16th 8:15 – 9:45 AM

Duration: 90 minutes

Title: The Divorce Real Estate Niche: Get the Inside Scoop to a Growing Market

Description:
 – The ilumni Model: Lead Generation, Legal Field, Listings
– Market-proof your business through this timeless niche
– The barriers to entry in divorce real estate—and how to use that to your advantage
– How lead generation differs in divorce vs. every other niche
– The 90-day plan to success in divorce real estate

08:15 AM - 09:45 AMTrack #3 – Practicing Key Skills for Managing Upset Clients By Bill Eddy

Presenter: Bill Eddy  May 16th 8:15 – 9:45 AM

Duration: 90 minutes

Title: Practicing Key Skills for Managing Upset Clients

Description:
Upset clients are common in separation and divorce cases. Sometimes this involves people with high conflict personalities who are repeatedly stuck in conflict and can’t calm themselves. This 90-minute session will briefly explain three key skills for calming, responding to and negotiating with upset clients. Then we will focus on simple practice exercises to gain confidence and skill in managing difficult situations. This is a rare opportunity to improve skills with one of the masters in high conflict dispute resolution. There will be opportunities for discussion of difficult cases.

10:00 AM - 01:00 PMOwen Fitzpatrick Workshop By Owen Fitzpatrick

Setting Up The Divorce Conversation

How to build an introduction that positions you effectively, set boundaries clearly and gets the very best out of the conversation.

In this 3-hour workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to work closely with psychologists and international bestselling author and speaker Owen Fitzpatrick. We will examine the necessary keys to positioning yourself as a trustable, credible, and empathetic professional. We will identify how to set boundaries clearly and unambiguously most effectively. We will also explore the importance of shifting the mindset of the client so that they have a more empowered and useful way of thinking about the divorce process. By the end of the session, you will leave with a paragraph that you build throughout that you will be able to use in any session to make sure your conversations lead to the kind of result your client and you both want.

Registration Is Now Open!

Non-Member Admission

$895Prices Increase to $995 on March 1, 2020

Member Admission

$795Prices Increase to $895 March 1, 2020

VIP Experience Add-On

$250Added to Admission Price upon Registration