Collaborative Divorce

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<ul><li> 1. </li></ul> <p> 2. Divorce: </p> <ul><li>This is What Happens </li></ul> <p> 3. 4. 5. Topics of Discussion </p> <ul><li>Collaborative Divorce </li></ul> <ul><li>Changes in Statutes </li></ul> <ul><li>Pet Peeves and Suggestions </li></ul> <p> 6. Collaborative Divorce 7. 8. Mediation </p> <ul><li>1 - 90% - 95% Success Rate </li></ul> <p> 9. </p> <ul><li>2 Factors Against Early Mediation Success: </li></ul> <ul><li>Attorneys Training and Education </li></ul> <ul><li>Clients Expectations </li></ul> <ul><li>Mediators Limitations:</li></ul> <p> 10. </p> <ul><li>Closer or Not </li></ul> <ul><li>Reasonableness or Not </li></ul> <p> 11. </p> <ul><li>3 Reasons For Later Success: </li></ul> <ul><li>Emotional Exhaustion </li></ul> <ul><li>Financial Exhaustion </li></ul> <ul><li>How it Saves Assets and income </li></ul> <p> 12. Collaborative Divorce </p> <ul><li>1 - Stu Webbs Odyssey </li></ul> <p> 13. </p> <ul><li>2 Collaborative Divorce: </li></ul> <ul><li>Meetings </li></ul> <p> 14. </p> <ul><li>Civil Interaction (Robin Williams) </li></ul> <p> 15. </p> <ul><li>Engagement Contract </li></ul> <ul><li>Lynch Pin Clause </li></ul> <p> 16. </p> <ul><li>Dynamics Change </li></ul> <ul><li>Litigants Incentive </li></ul> <ul><li>Attorneys Incentive </li></ul> <p> 17. </p> <ul><li>Benefits to Divorcing Couple </li></ul> <ul><li>$ </li></ul> <ul><li>Child Centered </li></ul> <ul><li>Civil Ending </li></ul> <ul><li>Control Destiny </li></ul> <p> 18. Collaborative Divorce </p> <ul><li>Not For Everyone, But For Most </li></ul> <ul><li>Keys For Success </li></ul> <p> 19. 20. Changes In Statute 21. 2008 Legislation: Equitable Distribution </p> <ul><li>1 - Why Care? </li></ul> <ul><li>Added Value to Clients </li></ul> <ul><li>Dont Know What You Dont Know </li></ul> <ul><li>When Confer With Forensic Accountant and Attorney </li></ul> <p> 22. </p> <ul><li>2 Marital vs Non-Marital Property </li></ul> <ul><li>Marital (defined) </li></ul> <ul><li>Non-Marital (defined) </li></ul> <p> 23. </p> <ul><li>3 Equitable Distribution, FL Statute 61.075 </li></ul> <ul><li>Jointly Titled Personal Property Presumed to be marital </li></ul> <p> 24. </p> <ul><li>Personal property that is jointly titled in name of husbands and wives as tenants by entities, regardless of property acquired prior to or during marriage, is presumed to be marital asset. </li></ul> <ul><li>Gift presumption applies to personal property = jointly titled intangible accounts: CDs, stocks, bonds, bank accounts, other accounts </li></ul> <ul><li>Contrary to Prior Law </li></ul> <p> 25. </p> <ul><li>4 Argument: New statute applies to transfers made prior to enactment of statute vs modifying statutes substantive and can not operate retrospectively. </li></ul> <p> 26. </p> <ul><li>5 Burden of proof is the donor party to argue that conveyance is not a gift. </li></ul> <ul><li>a)Overcome presumption clear and convincing burden of proof. </li></ul> <ul><li>Examples</li></ul> <p> 27. </p> <ul><li><ul><li>b)Interim Partial EquitableDistribution </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>So What? Previously Disallowed </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Need Sworn motion </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Can Occur on good Cause </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Statute Does Not Define Extraordinary Circumstances </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Court take Into Account the Interim Partial Equitable Distribution </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 28. </p> <ul><li>c)Abolished Special Equity Claims </li></ul> <ul><li>Special Equity </li></ul> <ul><li>Statute Substitutes Concepts of unequal distribution of marital property or appreciation of a non-marital asset </li></ul> <ul><li>Steps to Establish </li></ul> <ul><li>How to Establish Grounds for Unequal Distribution: Short Term Marriages, Second Marriages, 55 and older, Assets Previously Acquired, Ibanez Vogelzang vs Volgelzang (6 week marriage) </li></ul> <p> 29. </p> <ul><li><ul><li>6 Appreciation of a Non-MaritalAsset </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Passive (defined) </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Active (defined) </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 30. 31. Pet Peeve: Insuring your Children </p> <ul><li><ul><li>1 Medical Insurance Children/Cobra Spouse</li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Life Insurance For Payor Spouse </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Disability Insurance For Payor Spouse </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 32. </p> <ul><li>2 Life Insurance On Childrens Lives </li></ul> <p> 33. </p> <ul><li>3 Cost of Hospitalization + Burial </li></ul> <p> 34. </p> <ul><li>4 Emotional Devastation </li></ul> <ul><li>Impacts Ability to Work </li></ul> <ul><li>Decreases Income </li></ul> <ul><li>But Bills Remain the Same </li></ul> <p> 35. </p> <ul><li>5 Guarantees Insurability For Child </li></ul> <p> 36. </p> <ul><li>6 Whole Life </li></ul> <p> 37. </p> <ul><li>7 Not Often Recommended By: </li></ul> <ul><li>Financial Advisors </li></ul> <ul><li>Family Lawyers </li></ul> <p> 38. Pet Peeve II </p> <ul><li>Websites </li></ul> <ul><li>Marketing (In A New Format) </li></ul> <ul><li>Client Recruitment </li></ul> <p> 39. </p> <ul><li>Data management / E-mails </li></ul> <p> 40. </p>