The Basics of Family Law You Thought You Already Knew


May 8, 2015 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm EST

Whether you are a newly licensed attorney who wishes to practice family law or are simply new to the practice of family law, this CLE will be beneficial, as it will address the basics every family law practitioner needs to know. Various procedural matters will be addressed and a mock Uniform Motion Calendar (“UMC”) hearing will be presented which will show you what is proper and improper. You will have the opportunity to hear from some of our local highly experienced family law practitioners as well as Judges. This is a CLE you do not want to miss!

This course has been granted 8.5 CLER / 6.5 Marital & Family Law Certification credits from The Florida Bar.

PBCBA member/paralegals with 0-5 years experience and Legal Aid Attorneys: Use coupon code pbcba35 for a $35 discount.


Welcome: Introduction of Program Committee and Opening Remarks
C. Debra Welch, Esq., The Law Firm of C. Debra Welch, P.A., Family Law CLE Committee Chair

Section I. Know Your Judge; Know the Rules
Cynthia M. Pyfrom, Esq. of Cynthia M. Pyfrom, P.A.

Section II. UMC Hearings vs. Evidentiary Hearings
Magistrate Sara Alijewicz, *Martin L. Haines, III, Esq. of The Law Office of Martin Haines, III Chartered, and Andrea Reid, Esq. of Isaacs & Reid, P.A.

Section III. Discovery Basics – What do you need and how do you get it?
Andrea Reid, Esq. of Isaacs & Reid, P.A.

Section IV. Practice and Procedure – How to make happen what you actually want to happen
*Jeffrey Weissman, Esq. of Gladstone & Weissman, P.A.

Section V. Depositions – How to make them and how to use them in court
*Ralph T. White, Esq. of Schutz & White, LLP

Section VI. Family Law Appelas
Julia Wyda, Esq. of Brinkley Morgan

Section VII. Income Withholding Orders & Florida Addendum
*Magistrate Diane Kirigin

Section VIII. Professionalism & Practical Tips
*Jorge Cestero, Esq. of Sasser, Cestero & Sasser, P.A., C. Debra Welch, Esq. of The Law Firm of C. Debra Welch, P.A., and *Stuart R. Manoff, Esq. of The Law Offices of Stuart R. Manoff & Associates, P.A.

Section IX. A View from the Bench
Honorable Charles Burton, Honorable John Phillips and Honorable Amy Smith

*Board Certified Marital and Family Law Attorney