Divorce Litigation from Start to Finish

Event Location:
Online 8050 West 78th Street Edina MN 55439
Event Date:
Event Time Info:
09:00:00 - 16:00:00
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Program Description

Your Guide to Navigating the Court System in a Divorce Case

Much has been said about the issues discussed in divorce. But what about the procedure? Are you intimately familiar with all the “musts” and “must-not’s” of family court? Let our seasoned attorney faculty walk you through a detailed step-by-step instruction on the mechanics of a divorce case. Streamline your motions practice and explore new and time-tried discovery techniques. Get sample forms and tactical tips to make your next case go more smoothly for you and the client. Register today!

  • Get a refresher on how the divorce case moves through the court system to ensure no key steps are missed.
  • Get a head-start on the case with sound advice for your client on what to do before announcing the decision to the spouse.
  • Enhance your early investigation skills and learn when and how to decline representation.
  • Make certain your initial court filings are impeccable to make the right impression on the judge.
  • Explore the latest tools and sources in divorce e-discovery.
  • Gain strategic tips for the timing and content of your pre-trial motions to give them maximum force.
  • Review the process of obtaining protective orders in cases involving domestic violence.
  • Augment substantive knowledge with clear understanding and mastery of the court mechanics and classic litigation strategy.
  • Find out how the courts treat requests for support modification.

Course Content

  1. Divorce Case Intake and Pre-Litigation Tactics
  2. Commencing Divorce Action
  3. Discovery Procedure
  4. Ethics
  5. Pre-Trial Motions Practice and Settlement Strategies
  6. Trial of a Divorce Case
  7. Enforcement and Post-Trial Modifications


Beth Wiberg Barbosa, Hellmuth & Johnson

Naomi S. Garfinkel, Garfinkel Marsh LLC

Zachary P. Marsh, Garfinkel Marsh LLC

This divorce law course is designed for attorneys. Paralegals may also benefit from attending.