Family Law eNewsletter

The Family Law eNewsletter is distributed monthly via email as part of your member benefit package. If you would like to contribute articles or news items, please contact the editor at Marsha.Boone@americanbar.org.

Each volume of the eNewsletter features a monthly column that highlights a member service to help you make the most of your membership and provides timely information about upcoming CLE conferences, webinars, products, books and much more. Substantive articles are featured as well. Stay informed about your Section of Family Law!

Current Volume

August 2017 – Read now

This month: register for our 2017 fall conference in time for the early-bird discount; apply for a leadership position in the Family Law Section; read the feature articles: "Other Uses for Qualified Domestic Relations Orders,” "The Military Divorce and the Thrift Savings Plan" and "Staying In Your Sandbox: The Importance of Role Delineation in Family Law Matters"; sign up for upcoming webinars of interest; and much more!!!

eNewsletter Archives


July 2017 – Read now

This month: register for our 2017 fall conference in time for the early-bird discount; apply for a leadership position in the Family Law Section; read the feature articles: "Military Children Born Abroad: Obtaining Citizenship in Your Home Country "; learn from your colleagues in this month’s “Best of the ESQ List; Sign up for upcoming webinars of interest; and much more!!!

June 2017 – Read now

This month, you can still register for the 2017 Annual Meeting; read the feature articles on "Moving at the Speed of ART" , “The Impact on Health Insurance Coverage (TRICARE Reserve Select) Following a Divorce for National Guard and Reserve Members“ and “World Congress"; learn from your colleagues in this month’s “Best of the ESQ List”; sign up for upcoming webinars of interest; request for book catalogs, and much more!!!

May 2017 – Read now

This month, register for the 2017 Annual Meeting; read the feature articles on "Anti-LGBT Adoption Laws Popping Up Across the Country" and "The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act – The Basics"; learn from your colleagues in this month’s “Best of the ESQ List”; sign up for upcoming webinars of interest; and much more!!!

April 2017 – Read now

This month, read the feature articles on "Military Disability Pay and Divorce" and "Diagnosis in Family Law Forensic Psychology"; make a nomination for the Pro Bono Award; see the latest issues of Family Advocate and Family Law Quarterly; and much more!

March 2017 – Read Now

This month, register for the Spring CLE Conference; read the feature articles on " Mediation as a Tool to Market Your Business" and “Getting a Military Divorce Overseas”; learn from your colleagues in this month’s “Best of the ESQ List”; make a nomination for the Pro Bono Award; submit an application for fellowship positions; entry the Schwab Essay Contest; and much more!

February 2017 – Read now

See this month feature articles: "Military Child Custody and Visitation" and "Single Story Part II: Further Application to Family Law"; learn from your colleagues in this month’s “Best of the ESQ List”; sign-up for the upcoming 2017 CLE Spring Meeting; open now the 2017 Nominations for the Jean Crowe Pro Bono Award; and much more!

January 2017 – Read now

See what new on the Committee Corner;’ This month feature articles: "Legal Separation for Military Spouses" and "Intuition and Experience"; sign-up for the upcoming 2017 CLE Spring Meeting; open now the 2017 Nominations for the Jean Crowe Pro Bono Award; and much more!

December 2016 – Read now

See what new on the Committee Corner;’ Read the feature articles on Military Family Law: “The Survivor Benefit Plan and the Military Divorce - the Basics”;  learn from your colleagues in this month's "Best of the ESQ List"; share your ideas – propose a CLE program; sign up for the upcoming webinars of interest;  and much more!

November 2016 – Read now
This month: read the feature articles: ‘Military Members and Selecting the Right Divorce Attorney” and “Should I Call The Custody Evaluator To The Witness Stand?”; See what new on the Committee Corner;’ learn from your colleagues in this month's "Best of the ESQ List"; share your ideas – propose a CLE program; sign up for the upcoming webinars of interest;  and much more!

October 2016 – Read now
This month: share your ideas – propose a CLE program; read the feature articles; sign up for the upcoming webinars of interest; learn from your colleagues in this month's "Best of the ESQ List"; entry the Schwab Essay Contest  and much more!

September 2016 – Read now
This month: register for our 2016 fall conference; apply for a leadership position in the Family Law Section; read the feature articles;  learn from your colleagues in this month's "Best of the ESQ List" and much more!

August 2016 – Read now
This month: register for our 2016 fall conference in time for the early-bird discount; apply for a leadership position in the Family Law Section; read the feature articles: "Who Gets the Dog? Pet Custody and Divorce,” "The Importance of Culture and The Danger of The Single Story" and "Proposed Revisions Regarding the Division of Military Pensions"; learn from your colleagues in this month’s “Best of the ESQ List”; sign up for upcoming webinars of interest; and much more!!!

July 2016 – Read now
This month, register for our 2016 fall conference in time for the early-bird discount; apply for a leadership position in the Family Law Section; sign up for the upcoming webinars of interest; read the feature articles, and much more!!!

June 2016 – Read now
This month, register for the 2016 Annual Meeting; read the feature articles: “Discovery Tools and Challenges in International Family Cases”, “Divorce as Grief” and ”Prenuptial Agreements and the Military Spouse”; learn from your colleagues in this month’s “Best of the ESQ List”; sign up for upcoming webinars of interest; and much more!!!

May 2016 – Read now
This month, register for the 2016 Annual Meeting; see Uniform Laws Legislative in the Committee Corner; read about the Military Parent and Determining Child Support I; sign up for upcoming webinars of interest; and much more!!!

April 2016 – Read Now

Make a nomination for the Pro Bono Award; submit an application for 1 of the 5 fellowship positions; read the recent article on “Divorce in Military and the Military Pension, part II”; learn from your colleagues in this month’s “Best of the ESQ List”; share your ideas – propose a CLE program and take a look at the new book catalog.

March 2016 – Read Now

This month, register for the Spring CLE Conference; make a nomination for the Pro Bono Award; submit an application for 1 of the 5 fellowship positions; read the recent article on “Divorce in Military and the Military Pension”; learn from your colleagues in this month’s “Best of the ESQ List”; entry the Schwab Essay Contest; share your ideas – propose a CLE program.

February 2016 – Read Now

This month, register for the Spring CLE Conference; congratulate to FLS Past Section Chair Maryann E. Foley newly elected to the ABA Board of Governors; make a nomination for the Pro Bono Award; Committee Corner features the Diversity Committee; learn from your colleagues in this month’s “Best of the ESQ List”; entry the Schwab Essay Contest; share your ideas – propose a CLE program.

January 2016 – Read Now

This month, register for the Spring CLE Conference; congratulate  FLS member Llewellen Pritchard for receiving the Fellows 2016 Outstanding Service Award; enjoy your member benefits, view the ABA Everyday Calendar; share your ideas – propose a CLE program; make a nomination for the Pro Bono Award; get updates on child custody from our Committee Corner; learn from your colleagues in this month’s “Best of the ESQ List”; entry the Schwab Essay Contest and much more!

December 2015 – Read now

This month, reserve you room for the 2016 Spring CLE Conference in the Bahamas; enjoy your member benefits, view the ABA Everyday Calendar; share your ideas – propose a CLE program; make a nomination for the Pro Bono Award; get updates on social media from our Committee Corner; learn from your colleagues in this month’s “Best of the ESQ List”; entry the Schwab Essay Contest and much more!

November 2015Read now
This month reserve your hotel room for the 2016 Spring CLE Conference in the Bahamas,; view the ABA Everyday Calendar for FREE member benefits; learn about the Family Law Calendar App;  read feature article from the Child Support Committee; sign up for the upcoming webinars of interest;  learn from your colleagues in this month's "Best of the ESQ List" and much more!

October 2015Read now
This month view the ABA Everyday Calendar for FREE member benefits; read feature article from Tabs3; sign up for the upcoming webinars of interest;  learn from your colleagues in this month's "Best of the ESQ List" and much more!

September 2015Read now
This month view the ABA Everyday Calendar for FREE member benefits; apply for a leadership position in the Family Law Section; learn about the Family Law Calendar App;  read feature article from the Assisted Reproduction Technologies Committee; sign up for the upcoming webinars of interest;  learn from your colleagues in this month's "Best of the ESQ List" and much more!

August 2015Read now
This month, apply for a leadership position in the Family Law Section; register for our fall conference in time for the early-bird discount; sign up for upcoming webinars of interest; read the recent report on “Family Immigration Detention”; learn from your colleagues in this month's "Best of the ESQ List" and much more!

July 2015Read now
This month, register early for the 2015 Fall Meeting; sign up for the upcoming webinars of interest; read feature article, “Alimony/Spousal Support”; the "Best of the ESQ List" and much more!!

June 2015 – Read now
This month, register for the 2015 Annual Meeting; sign up for the upcoming webinars of interest; congratulate FLS member Marshall J. Wolf for the induction to the Society of Benchers; read feature article, “Marriage Equality and Alternative Dispute Resolution”; and much, more!

May 2015Read now
This month, register for the 2015 Annual Meeting; see the new Committee Corner ; sign up for upcoming webinars of interest; read about Billing Mistake; and much more!!!

April 2015Read now
This month, Congratulate FLS member Patricia Apy who received the ABA Grassroots Advocacy Award; Nominate someone for the Pro Bono award; sign up for upcoming webinars of interest; Learn from your colleagues in this month's "Best of the ESQ List" and much more!!

March 2015 -- Read now 
This month remember to pre-register for the Spring Conference in  Carlsbad , learn about upcoming conferences and trainings; learn tips from your colleagues via the "Best of ESQ" column; nominate someone for the Pro Bono award; and more. There's also information for law students and law faculty about the 2015 Schwab Essay Contest.

February 2015 -- Read now 
This month, learn about upcoming conferences and trainings; congratulate FLS member Jean Crowe for the opening of the Jean Crowe Advocacy Center; submit a nomination for the Sharon Corbitt Award; entry the Schwab Essay Contest; learn tips from your colleagues via the "Best of ESQ" column; and much more!

January 2015 -- Read now 
This month, apply for an ABA Presidential Appointment; now open the 2015 Nominations for Sharon Corbitt Award; learn tips from your colleagues via the "Best of ESQ" column; and much more!

December 2014Read now

This Month, share your ideas – propose a CLE program;  make a nomination for the Pro Bono Award; learn from your colleagues in this month’s “Best of the ESQ List”; entry the Schwab Essay Contest and much more!

November 2014 -- Read now 

This month, entry the Schwab Essay Contest; make a nomination for the Pro bono Award; propose a CLE program; and much more!

October 2014Read now

This month, apply for a leadership position in the Family Law Section; sign up for upcoming webinars of interest; learn about the Family Law’s New Apple Product and more!

September 2014Read now

This month, Pre-Register for our fall conference; apply for a leadership position in the Family Law Section; sign up for upcoming webinars of interest; learn from your colleagues in this month's "Best of the ESQ List" and much more!

August 2014Read now

This month, apply for a leadership position in the Family Law Section; meet Lynne Hecht Schanfran, 2014 Sharon Corbitt Award Winner; register for our fall conference in time for the early-bird discount; read the intent to amend the bylaws; sign up for upcoming webinars of interest and much more!

July 2014 – Read now

This month, sign up for upcoming webinars of interest; see who won the Schwab Essay Contest; Learn from your colleagues in this month's "Best of the ESQ List" and much more!!

June 2014 – Read now

This month, register for the 2014 Annual Meeting; sign up for the upcoming ART Law webinar; read feature article, “Using Literature in Forensic Investigations and Reports”; and much, more!May 2014

April 2014 -- Read now 

This month, learn about upcoming conferences and trainings; read Financial Focus; and the Forensic Psychology and Family Law; say goodbye to the old FLS staff members and hello to the new FLS staff members.

March 2014 -- Read now 

This month, remember to pre-register for the Spring Conference in Bermuda; learn more about the 20-Hour Family Law ADR Institute; nominate someone for the Pro Bono award; and more. There's also information for law students and law faculty about the 2014 Schwab Essay Contest.

February 2014 -- Read now 
This month, learn about upcoming conferences and trainings; congratulate FLS member Mark Sullivan for receiving the ABA Grassroots Advocacy Award; submit a nomination for the Sharon Corbitt Award; learn tips from your colleagues via the "Best of ESQ" column; read Financial Focus; and much more!

January 2014 -- Read now 
This month, register for the Spring CLE Conference, apply for an ABA Presidential Appointment; learn tips from your colleagues via the "Best of ESQ" column; read Financial Focus; and much more!

December 2013 -- Read now 
This month, propose a CLE program; learn about analyzing historical earnings for support calculations; get some hot tips about indemnification clauses via the "Best of ESQ" column; and much more!

November 2013 -- Read now 
This month, propose a CLE program; volunteer to mentor a law student; read about using the net worth method of proof to determine income; learn about foreign adoption, process service in Korea, and other topics via the "Best of ESQ" column; and much more!

October 2013 -- Read now 
This month, propose a project for the Uniform Law Commission; congratulate our CLE Committee and Family Law Quarterly Editorial Board for their achievements; learn about upcoming conferences; take advantage of a free webinar on career advice; read about calculating income in family law cases; learn about emotions and divorce; get a master checklist for family law mediation; and much more!

September 2013 -- Read now 
This month, apply for a leadership position in the Family Law Section; meet our new Law Student Liaison; read about divorce as grief; learn about determining support in family law cases, learn from your colleagues in this month's "Best of the ESQ List" and much more!

August 2013 -- Read now 
This month, apply for a leadership position in the Family Law Section; meet the winner of our Pro Bono Award; register for our fall conference in time for the early-bird discount; sign up for upcoming webinars of interest; read a recap of the Annual Meeting; learn from your colleagues in this month's "Best of the ESQ List" and much more!

July 2013 -- Read now 
This month, sign up for upcoming webinars of interest; see who won the Schwab Essay Contest; check out results from our eNews survey; and read feature articles about 1) finding income and assets in an income tax return; and 2) ethical issues in forensic psychology consulting. Learn from your colleagues in this month's "Best of the ESQ List" and much more!

June 2013 -- Read now 
This month, nominate a deserving family law attorney for our Pro Bono Award; register for the Trial Advocacy Institute and Annual Meeting; sign up for upcoming webinars of interest; read feature articles about 1) choosing online sharing tools in collaborative family law cases; 2) protecting a spouse's financial interest in divorce; and 3) ethical issues in forensic psychology consulting. Learn from your colleagues in this month's "Best of the ESQ List" and much more.

May 2013 -- Read now 
This month, see what's coming up at Annual Meeting; read about some volunteer projects that your FLS colleagues organized to fight hunger; sign up for upcoming webinars of interest; learn about income available for support; find out more about capturing text messages as evidence and other topics via "Best of the ESQ List"; register for the 27th Annual Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute; and more.

April 2013 -- Read now 
This month, see why FLS member Jean Crowe was honored by the Tennessee Bar Association; read a recap of the Spring CLE Conference; sign up for the "Future Friday Seminars" webinar series that focuses on the latest technological innovations affecting the practice of law; learn more about secured communications tools and low-income family law cases via a special feature article; get tips on gathering financial documents for divorce; find out more about dealing with a disgruntled adverse self-represented party and other topics via "Best of the ESQ List"; register for the 27th Annual Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute; and more.

March 2013 -- Read now 
This month, remember to pre-register for the Spring Conference in Alaska; discover the red flags of common financial untruths (Financial Focus); read a forensic psychologist's notes from the 6th World Congress on Family Law and Children's Rights; find out more about CSRS-Effective Dates of Divisions and other topics via "Best of the ESQ List"; register for the 27th Annual Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute; and more. There's also information for law students and law faculty about the 2013 Schwab Essay Contest.

February 2013 -- Read now 
This month, learn about multiple opportunities for earning CLE credit; take a survey about trends in family law; register for the Spring CLE Conference in Alaska; register for the 27th Annual Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute; learn about moving beyond Quicken software for a lifestyle analysis (Financial Focus); read about intuition and experience as it pertains to family law forensic psychology; learn about a variety of topics such as military pensions, service under UCCJEA, dueling claims for tax exemptions/deductions, and many more via "Best of the ESQ List"; and more. There's also information for law students and law faculty about the 2013 Schwab Essay Contest.

January 2013 -- Read now 
This month, meet the new director of the Family Law Section; take a survey about trends in family law; register for the Spring CLE Conference in Alaska; submit a CLE proposal by February 11th; apply for an ABA presidential appointment; register for the 27th Annual Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute; learn about disappearing income and asset values; read about diagnosis in family law forensic psychology; learn about a variety of topics such as UCCJEA and parenting coordination, personal jurisdiction for divorce, and many more via "Best of the ESQ List"; and find out about upcoming CLE programs. There's also information for law students and law faculty about the 2013 Schwab Essay Contest.

December 2012 -- Did not publish

November 2012 -- Read now 
This month, register for the 27th Annual Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute; submit a CLE proposal for upcoming conferences; read a special feature about child support enforcement and the creation of a substantial fugutive class of offenders; learn about getting business tax returns in a divorce; discover fundamental differences between forensic psychology and clinical psychology in family law; learn about a variety of topics such as IP address trace; military pay records; and many more via "Best of the ESQ List"; and find out about upcoming CLE programs.

October 2012 -- Read now 
This month, learn about the importance of business valuation during a divorce; discover more about forensic psychology; submit your nomination for a Section of Family Law leadership position; learn from your colleagues via "Best of the ESQ List"; find out about upcoming CLE programs; and much more.  

September 2012 -- Read now 
This month, read our new column, "Forensic Psychology and Family Law: An Expert's Perspective." Learn who the new Region III Council Representative is; apply for a Section of Family Law 2013-14 Leadership Position; learn from your colleagues via "Best of the ESQ List"; and read "Techniques Used to Hide Income and Assets in Divorce Cases," courtesy of Financial Focus.  Click on the link above for these items and much more!

August 2012 -- Read now
This month, submit your nomination for a Section of Family Law 2013-14 Leadership Position; read a recap of our Annual Meeting; register for the Fall CLE Conference in time to receive the early-bird discount (August 31); learn from your colleagues via "Best of the ESQ List"; read "Alternative Sources of Financial Information in Divorce," courtesy of Financial Focus; and learn to manage your ABA email preferences. Click on the link above for these items and much more!


July 2012 -- Read now
This month, learn who won the Schwab Essay Contest; register for the Fall CLE Conference in time for the early-bird discount; read the debut of our new "Financial Focus" column; get tips on electronic signatures; say goodbye to Section Director Paula Nessel; and learn from your colleagues via "Best of the ESQ List." Click on the link above for these items and much more!

June 2012 -- Read now
This month, you can register for a multitude of offerings: the 26th Annual Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute in July; our Annual Meeting in August; our Fall CLE Conference in October; and upcoming webinars! Learn from your colleagues via "Best of the ESQ List"; and discover "Documents Required for Financial Asset Tracing" courtesy of the AICPA Corner. Click on the link above for these items and much more!

May 2012 -- Read now
This month, remember to register for Annual Meeting and other upcoming conferences and trainings; read a recap of the 20-Hour Advanced Family Mediation Training; learn from your colleagues via "Best of the ESQ List"; read "Why Financial Neutrals Are Invaluable in a Collaborative Case: An Attorney's Perspective," courtesy of the AICPA Corner; submit a nomination for the ABA SOGI Commission Stonewall Award; and much more.

April 2012 -- Read now
This month, read a recap of the Family Law Spring CLE Conference, remember to register for upcoming conferences and trainings; submit a nomination for the ABA SOGI Commission Stonewall Award; enter the "Make Your Likes Count" Sweepstakes presented by the ABA; learn about managing social media permissions; and much more!

March 2012 -- Read now
This month, remember to register for upcoming conferences and trainings; submit a nomination for the ABA SOGI Commission Stonewall Award; enter the "Make Your Likes Count" Sweepstakes presented by the ABA; learn about smartphone scanning apps; read the AICPA corner (Valuing Hedge Funds in Connection with Equitable Distribution); learn from your peers in "Best of the FamLawESQ" feature; and much more!

February 2012 -- Read now
This month, learn about upcoming Family Law CLE programs and trainings; take surveys (technology, pet ownership/custody); apply for an ABA Presidential Appointment; get tips on using Outlook to streamline your appointments; read Best of the FamLawESQ and much more!

January 2012 -- Read now
This month, find out who's been nominated for Section leadership positions for the election taking place at Annual Meeting; submit a CLE proposal; apply for an ABA Presidential Appointment; enroll in upcoming Family Law CLE programs (2 webinars, Spring Conference, Advanced Mediation Training, and the 26th Annual Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute); volunteer to judge competitions for the Law Student Division; learn about new resources from the Battered Women's Justice Project; read the AICPA Corner and Best of the FamLawESQ features; and much, much more!

 

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