Divorce 101-Representing Victims of Domestic Violence

This CLE is designed to provide a "nuts and bolts" understanding of the fields of Divorce, Custody, and Visitation, as well as the different types of support orders. In addition, representatives from QDRO Consultants will discuss pension division. Attendees will learn the skills necessary to interview victims of domestic violence and to ensure pathways by which victims can achieve safety, security and stability.  This six hour seminar will also include one hour of professionalism.


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The seminar is being held at Reed Memorial Library, 67 E. Main St., Ravenna, OH 44266.

Registration: 9:00-9:30 a.m.

Basics of Divorce Law with a Focus on Trauma Informed Interviewing: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Presenter: Jeanne Charles, Managing Attorney, Community Legal Aid

Basics of Custody and Visitation Law: 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Presenter: Susan Fitch, Staff Attorney, Community Legal Aid 

Break: 11:30-11:45 a.m.

Support Orders: 11:45-12:45 p.m.

Presenters: Jeanne Charles, Managing Attorney, Community Legal Aid 
                     Susan Fitch, Staff Attorney, Community Legal Aid 
                     Dana Goldstein, Staff Attorney, Community Legal Aid 

Lunch: 12:45-1:45 p.m.


Pension Division and Troubleshooting: 1:45-3:45 pm.

Presenter: Brian Hogan, QDRO Consultants

Break: 3:45-4:00 p.m. 

Professionalism: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Presenter: Rachel Nader, Managing Attorney, Community Legal Aid