Sold-out Family Law Conference focuses on custody matters, trust and estate interests

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019
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Images from the 29th Annual Family Law Conference in Chatham.

The Massachusetts Bar Association held its sold-out 29th Annual Family Law Conference on Nov. 15 and 16 at the Chatham Bars Inn, where practitioners from across the state gathered for two days of informative programming.

Featuring a keynote address by Probate and Family Court Chief Justice John D. Casey, the conference kicked off on Friday with a lunchtime presentation about common tax issues encountered by family law attorneys. Day one of the conference continued with panel discussions centered on “Revisiting Valuation and Allocation of Business, Trust and Estate Interests” and “Third Parties in Contested Custody Matters,” as well as a judicial forum of Probate and Family Court judges.

On Saturday, attorney panelists worked from a hypothetical fact pattern to argue the merits of their case in a trial setting, with a focus on proper procedure and technique, as determined by the judges. To conclude the conference, panelists answered anonymous questions submitted by the audience following Friday’s program.

Thank you to our conference vendors, Divorce Mediation Training Associates, Gray Jay Endeavors LLC, LEAP Legal Software and SoberLinkfor their help in making the program a success. Special thanks to our reception sponsor: Secure Future Tech Solutions.