| The Power of Neutrality in Resolving Family Law Disputes
Program Type: VideoCast (Audio,Video, PPT Presentation)
Program Level: Overview
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
CPE Credits: Two (2) Hours
Fields of Study: Accounting
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Explore the power of neutrality as it pertains specifically to a comparison of collaborative or mediated divorce versus litigated divorce in family law disputes. Adopt methods to help clients buy into the concept of collaborative or mediation and understand the important role of financial neutrals in these practices. Learn how clients form their attitudes and beliefs about money and how these beliefs impact the outcome in family law disputes.
After completing this webinar, attendees will be able to:
- Identify the power of neutrality in the practice of family law—both legal and financial
- List major similarities and differences between litigated divorce and collaborative/mediated divorce
- Recognize the benefits to the family of using collaborative practice or mediation for dispute resolution; as well as utilizing a financial neutral
- Formulate a plan to set client expectations for both fees and outcome
- Cite an example of an effective “family redesign” and define the term
- Describe to clients the role of a financial neutral in mediation
- Utilize the concept of the Spendthrift-Tightwad Scale (Rick, et al.) to educate and empower clients to financial resolution
Who Should Attend
Randall M. Kessler, Esq.
Mr. Randy Kessler served as chair of the Family Law Sections of the American Bar Association and the Georgia Bar Association. He has taught Family Law at John Marshall Law School in Atlanta for the past ten years and is often asked to comment on high profile divorce for all the major television networks, newspapers, and magazines. He founded his firm, Kessler & Solomiany, LLC in Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and has built it into one of the premier family law firms in the country for high asset and high profile family law cases. He has authored family law books, including the Georgia Library of Family Law Forms and Divorce: Protect Yourself, Your Kids, and Your Future. He was born in Gainesville, Florida, raised in New Orleans, and attended college at Brandeis University near Boston, MA. He came to Georgia in 1985 to attend Emory Law School. He has over 20 years of experience in Domestic Relations and Family Law matters including divorce, custody, paternity, prenuptial agreements, and child support.
Sherry Ziesenheim, CPA, CVA, CFF, MA
Ms. Sherry L. Ziesenheim brings 13 years of experience to her current position with Schaffner, Knight, Minnaugh & Co., P.C., in their Business Valuation and Litigation Support Department. She leads the firm’s initiative in Collaborative Practice and is an active member and trainer with Collaborative Professionals of Northwest PA.
In 2013, Ms. Ziesenheim co-presented “Fatal (Fiscal) Attraction: Spendthrifts and Tightwads” at the IACP International Forum. Her Forum impressions were later published in The Trend: A Newsletter of the PA Bar Association’s Collaborative Law Committee. She has also been published in the PICPA’s journal on the topic of collaborative practice.