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Happy Anniversary, ITACAT! The Next 10 Years… What the Future Held (2020 Family Law Fall CLE)

8:55        Welcome and Introductions

9:00        How It All Began

Heidi C. Bloom, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton, Raleigh
Lori M. Vitale, Vitale Family Law, Raleigh

Start the day off with the history of this international award-winning CLE. Review the expansion and funding of family court as well as alternative dispute resolution as it relates to family law.

9:15        Break

9:25        Alimony and Postseparation Support

Charles W. "Chas" Coltrane, Coltrane & Overfield PLLC, Greensboro
Barbara R. Morgenstern, Morgenstern & Associates PLLC, Greensboro

Listen to speakers from the 2010 program as they review the key changes and developments in alimony and postseparation support.

10:10      Break

10:20      Big Changes

Patrick S. McCroskey, Gum Hillier McCroskey & Amburgey PA, Asheville
Shannan B. Tuorto, Tuorto Family Law, Asheville

Dive into the major changes of marital law, including same-sex marriage, divorce and domestic violence, as well as tort claims, including alienation of affection, criminal conversation, cyberbullying and revenge porn. Walk through procedural changes around necessary and permissive third-party actions, expert disclosure, production of e-discovery and reference for referees.

11:20      Break

11:30      Child Support

J. Randal "Randy" Hunter, J. Randal Hunter Attorney at Law, New Bern
Lauren T. Quinn, Ward & Smith PA, New Bern

Hear updates and new developments in child support cases from the same speakers who brought you this information 10 years ago.

12:15      Break

12:25      Child Custody

Wesley P. "Wes" Gelb, Fox Rothchild LLP, Raleigh
Mariana C. Godwin, Barefoot Family Law, Raleigh

Explore pivotal cases involving child custody and their impacts for family law practitioners.

1:10        Lunch Break

1:40        Equitable Distribution

Stephanie T. Jenkins, Parker Bryan Family Law, Raleigh
Kaitlin Kober, Parker Bryan Family Law, Raleigh

Review important cases in equitable distribution, such as necessary versus permissive party to the action, including corporation trusts. Discuss fraudulent transfer, constructive trust, resulting trust and 529 plans.

2:55        Break

3:05        Contracts, Consent Orders and Enforcement

Nancy L. Grace, Wake Family Law Group, Raleigh
Jill S. Jackson, Jackson Family Law, Raleigh

Delve into different family law contracts, including pre-nuptial, post-nuptial and separation agreements. Review judgments, required findings for attorney’s fees and court orders, including breach of contract and contempt.

4:20        Adjourn

Thank you

Thank you for joining us for Happy Anniversary, ITACAT! The Next 10 Years… What the Future Held (2020 Family Law Fall CLE)

Contributors

  • Heidi C. Bloom

    Heidi C. Bloom received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her J.D. from Wake Forest School of Law. While at Wake Forest, Heidi was a member of the National Moot Court Team and the Moot Court Board, was a teacher’s assistant for Legal Research and Writing, and was elected to the Order of the Barristers. Following law school, Heidi served a two-year clerkship with Justice Willis P. Whichard of the North Carolina Supreme Court. After her clerkship, Heidi practiced with a law firm in Charlotte for two years. She joined Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP in 1999. Heidi’s practice is dedicated exclusively to family law and includes all aspects of domestic litigation, appeals, as well as mediation and arbitration.

    Heidi is a North Carolina Board Certified Family Law Specialist and was a Certified Family Financial Mediator. She served on the North Carolina Bar Association Family Law Council, is a past editor of the Family Law Forum, is a member of the Family Law CLE committee, and has been both a course planner and a speaker for a number of family law CLEs. She was part of an eleven-member committee that helped rewrite the local rules of practice for Wake County Family Court, which were implemented in 2010; she sat on the Wake County Bar Association Grievance Committee and Board of Directors; and is now a State Bar Councilor for the 10th Judicial District. When not practicing law, Heidi enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, playing golf, and participating in triathlons.

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  • Charles W. "Chas" Coltrane

    Charles W. "Chas" Coltrane is a member of the Greensboro law firm of Coltrane & Overfield, PLLC, where he practices family law and serves as a mediator for family law cases. He received his B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1985 and his J.D. degree from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1990. He became a member of the North Carolina State Bar in 1990 and a member of the Georgia State Bar in 1991. Mr. Coltrane has been a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law in North Carolina since 1996, and he was the Chair of the Family Law Specialization Committee of the North Carolina State Bar from 2009 to 2012. He was the Chair of the Family Law Council of the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association from 2001-2002, and has served on or chaired several committees of the Family Law Section. Mr. Coltrane has been a Fellow in the North Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 2012 (Chapter President in 2019).

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  • Wesley P. "Wes" Gelb

    Wesley P. "Wes" Gelb is an attorney at Fox Rothschild in Raleigh, North Carolina. Wes has over 10 years of experience representing individuals in matters involving custody, support, and property division. He also regularly prepares premarital and postmarital agreements.

    Wes grew up in Raleigh and graduated, cum laude, from NC State. He received his law degree from the Wake Forest University School of Law. After graduating from Wake Forest, he began his legal career in Washington, DC, before returning to Raleigh in 2014. Wes is licensed to practice in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. He is also licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court. Wes has been listed among The Best Lawyers in America for Family Law (2018-2019) and Super Lawyers for Family Law (2014, 2018). 

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  • Mariana C. Godwin

    Mariana C. Godwin is an attorney with Barefoot Family Law in Raleigh, North Carolina. She has always focused on family law and litigation, and prior to joining Barefoot Family Law, Mariana worked for the family law section at Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton, LLP. Mariana is a North Carolina Board Certified Family Law Specialist and handles all aspects of family law litigation, including mediation, equitable distribution, child custody and support matters, postseparation support and alimony, premarital agreements, separation agreements and divorce. Mariana has received numerous honors in her work as an attorney, included being listed among North Carolina Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" in the practice of Family Law in 2012 and 2013, and in Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite for Family Law in 2014 and 2015.

    Mariana attended college at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where she graduated with honors. She obtained her law degree at the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University.

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  • Nancy L. Grace

    Nancy L. Grace is a principal of Wake Family Law Group. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law, a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and a DRC certified Family Financial Mediator.

    Ms. Grace received a B. A. degree in Spanish in 1982 and a Master’s Degree in Teaching in 1986 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She taught Spanish at North Carolina State University prior to attending law school. In 1996, Ms. Grace received a J.D. with Honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law and then served as law clerk to the Honorable James A. Wynn, Jr. of the North Carolina Court of Appeals prior to entering private practice.

    Ms. Grace is a former Chair of the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association and a former Chair of the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers (now North Carolina Advocates for Justice). She is the Immediate Past President of the Tenth Judicial District Bar and has previously served as President of the North Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Ms. Grace has a long history of serving on committees and in leadership positions in professional organizations relating to family law and is a frequent speaker at or course planner for family law CLE programs.

    Click here for more information about Ms. Grace. 

  • J. Randal "Randy" Hunter

    J. Randal "Randy" Hunter has practiced family law in Eastern North Carolina for 41 years, except for five years of service on the District Court bench for the Third Judicial District. He is a member of the Craven County Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. He has served in various positions on the Family Law Council. He is a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law and has served on the Family Law Exam Grading Committee. He has presented several times to the Bar Association over the past several years.

    In addition to his law practice, Randy serves on various community boards and committees, including the Board of Directors for New Bern Civic Theater, the Board of Directors for Religious Community Services and the Board of Trustees for Centenary United Methodist Church.

    Randy is married to Debbie. They have three adult children and two grandchildren.

  • Jill S. Jackson

    Jill S. Jackson practices at Jackson Family Law in Raleigh. Ms. Jackson received her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota and graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law, then completed a clerkship with Justice Sarah Parker of the North Carolina Supreme Court. Ms. Jackson is a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Family Law and a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She previously served two terms on the Family Law Specialization Committee of the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization and she was a member of the Family Law Council of the North Carolina Bar Association. Ms. Jackson previously served on the Grievance Committee of the 10th Judicial District Bar and the Board of Directors of the Wake County Bar Association / 10th Judicial District Bar. Ms. Jackson currently serves on the CLE Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association.

    Click here for more information about Ms. Jackson. 

  • Stephanie T. Jenkins

    Stephanie T. Jenkins is a partner at Parker Bryan Family Law, having joined the firm in 2020. Prior to joining Parker Bryan, she practiced family law for more than twenty years, mostly in Raleigh. Stephanie was admitted to the North Carolina Bar in 1992. She received her B.A. from Davidson College and her J.D. from the University of North Carolina.

    Stephanie is a member of the North Carolina Bar, the Wake County Bar, the Tenth Judicial District Bar, and the American Bar Association. She has practiced in District and Superior Courts, mainly in Raleigh and Durham, though she has also had cases as far east as Brunswick and New Hanover counties. She is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. She, along with Carole Gailor, presented at the 2010 "Isn't There A Case About That? 50 Critical Family Law Cases to Know" on the issue of equitable distribution.

    Click here for more information about Stephanie.

  • Kaitlin S. "Katie" Kober

    Kaitlin S. "Katie" Kober is an associate attorney with Parker Bryan Family Law. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from East Carolina University and Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Kaitlin was admitted to the North Carolina State Bar in 2011 and the Alabama State Bar in 2013.

    Kaitlin is a member of the Wake County Bar Association, the 10th Judicial District Bar, and the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. She has written articles and presented on a variety of family law topics, including those dealing with military divorces.

    Click here for more information about Kaitlin. 

  • Patrick S. McCroskey

    Patrick S. McCroskey is a partner with Gum, Hillier, McCroskey & Amburgey, PA, and is a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law. He began his practice in 1995 after completing his undergraduate degree from Duke University in 1992 and receiving his JD from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1995. He is a member of the NCBA Family Law Section, the 28th Judicial District Bar and has served on numerous committees, including the 28th Judicial District Bar Executive Committee, the NCBA Family Law Council, the Board of Directors of the Family Visitation Center in Buncombe County, and others. Patrick is a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, has an AV Preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell, and has been included in the North Carolina Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” in 2009 and 2010, and the North Carolina Super Lawyers 2012 to present. He has been named in the Business North Carolina “Legal Elite” since 2011. He was recognized by the Best Lawyers in America since 2007, was named Attorney of the Year in 2017 and has been named Best Lawyer-Family Law for Asheville, NC for 2015, 2017 and 2020.

    Click here for more information about Patrick.

  • Barbara R. Morgenstern

    Barbara R. Morgenstern graduated from Indiana University and from the University of North Carolina School of Law. She is the managing partner of Morgenstern & Associates, PLLC in Greensboro, North Carolina. Ms. Morgenstern's practice is limited solely to family law. She was certified as a specialist in family law by the North Carolina State Bar in 1991, has been a fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 1994. She is certified as an arbitrator by the AAML and spends a substantial amount of her time conducting mediations and arbitrations.

    Ms. Morgenstern has served as chair of the Family Law Section of the Greensboro and North Carolina Bar Associations, on various committees of the Family Law Section and currently serves on the Family Law CLE Committee. She served on the Family Law Specialization Committee of the North Carolina State Bar for 7 years and as Chair for 2.

    Ms. Morgenstern is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars sponsored by such providers as the North Carolina Bar Foundation, UNC Law School, Wake Forest University School of Law, and the Greensboro and High Point Bar Associations. She has also served as an adjunct professor of family law at Wake Forest University School of Law and as a guest lecturer at the UNC School of Law. She has been an adjunct professor of family law at Elon School of Law every year since 2008.

    Ms. Morgenstern is listed in Best Lawyers in America in the areas of family law and family law mediation, and in North Carolina Super Lawyers and Legal Elite in the area of family law. She has an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

    Click here for more information about Ms. Morgenstern. 

  • Lauren T. Quinn

    Lauren T. Quinn leads the Family Law practice at Ward and Smith, P.A. and is a North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialist in Family Law. Her experience encompasses various areas of civil litigation with a primary focus on complex familial issues. Her practice includes premarital and post-marital agreements, complex equitable distribution, custody and child support litigation, and adoption. Lauren routinely represents and counsels clients on financial family-related issues involving business valuations, pension valuations, military retirement division, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, real property appraisals, and division of executive benefits. She also has extensive experience with interstate custody and jurisdictional issues, high conflict custody cases, custody evaluations, and adoptions.
    Lauren handles litigation and non-litigation matters involving mediation, arbitration, premarital and post-marital agreements, separation agreements, and surrogacy agreements. She also represents clients before the NC Court of Appeals and NC Supreme Court on family-related cases after final judgment at the trial court level. Lauren practices throughout Eastern North Carolina. Prior to joining the firm, Lauren was a law clerk to Judge J. Douglas McCullough of the North Carolina Court of Appeals.

    Click here for more information about Lauren. 

  • Shannan B. Tuorto

    Shannan B. Tuorto is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist and Certified Family Financial Mediator. She is a solo practitioner and operates Tuorto Family Law focusing exclusively on family law matters. Shannan earned her undergraduate degree from Ithaca College in 2005 and received her J.D. from Vermont Law School in 2009. She is a Mountain Area Volunteer Lawyer through Pisgah Legal Services, member of the Family Law Section of the North Carolina State Bar, and member of the North Carolina Women Attorney’s Association. She helped organize the annual “Ask-A-Lawyer Day” through the State Bar’s Young Lawyer’s Division for multiple years. She has practiced family law in Asheville since 2009.

    Click here for more information about Shannan.

  • Lori M. Vitale

    Lori M. Vitale is the founding partner of Vitale Family Law in Raleigh, North Carolina which opened its doors in 2011. Prior to opening her own firm, she was a partner at the firm of Cheshire, Parker, Schneider, Bryan & Vitale, where she practiced family law for 15 years. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law and a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She had the honor of serving as President of the North Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (2015), Chair of the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association (2011-2012), and Chair of the Wake County Bar Association Professionalism Committee (2007-2012). A graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law, Lori has been recognized in the Best Lawyers in America since 2007, Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite since 2009, designated top Legal Elite for Family Law in 2014, and is now in the Hall of Fame. She has been named in North Carolina Super Lawyers; including the Top 50 Women Attorneys and Top 100 Attorneys from 2012 to the present. Vitale Family Law has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a top family law firm since 2013.

    Click here for more information about Lori. 

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September 11, 2020
Fri 8:55 AM EDT

Duration 7H 25M

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