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Interstate Issues (2023 Family Law Section Fall Program)

8:55        Welcome and Introductions

9:00        Tag! You're It! Personal Jurisdiction

Bennett D. Rainey, Kurtz Whitley Guy & Simos PLLC, Winston-Salem
Rebecca K. Watts, Collins Family Law Group, Monroe

It's easier than ever to have long-distance relationships and/or to relocate. An important first step in any lawsuit is getting personal jurisdiction. How is that different now that we are so mobile, when people date online, etc.? How is that the same? During this session, we consider recent alienation of affection/criminal conversation and domestic violence cases that address these issues.

10:00      Break

10:10      Winner Takes All: Custody and Relocation

Alicia Jurney, Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers LLP, Raleigh

Relocation is easier and more common in this post-COVID/work-from-home/remote-learning world. Is Ramirez-Barker still the standard? Are there new considerations given how mobile we have all become?

11:10      Break

11:20      Alphabet Soup: UCCJEA and UIFSA

Emily C. Jeske, Bosquez Porter Family Law, Raleigh

With all the coming and going, what are the things to remember when trying to enforce and/or modify foreign orders? This presentation discusses registration of foreign orders, communication among courts when releasing jurisdiction and more.

12:20      Lunch Break

1:20        Somebody's Watching Me: Apps, Cell Phones, AirTags, GPS Trackers, Social Media, Nanny Cams, Ring Cameras, Oh My!

Seth A. Glazer, Godley Glazer & Funk PLLC, Charlotte

Technology makes it easy to keep tabs on people, with or without their knowledge and consent. What is the law or the emerging trend around tracking people using seemingly innocuous means, such as "Find My iPhone" or AirTags? What if an ex places an AirTag in the child's backpack without telling the other co-parent? Do co-parents have any expectation of privacy or is it waived by virtue of sharing custody?

2:20        Break

2:30        With a Little Help from My Friends: Practice Ideas in This Modern World

Amy L. Britt, Parker Bryan Family Law, Raleigh
Evan B. Horwitz, Tharrington Smith LLP, Raleigh
Katie H. King, Wake Family Law Group, Raleigh

Explore some of the issues we face in our practice related to parties' mobility that there isn't law for yet, or even a common practice in how it's dealt with in court. For example, working from home and claiming tax write-offs has an impact on your expenses and therefore your needs/ability to pay in support cases. Keeping in mind people may move to a state that has common law marriage, community property, etc., may affect what we write in contracts like SAPSA, postnups, prenups and cohab agreements. This is a question-and-answer session with a panel format. Audience participation is encouraged.

3:30        Break

3:40        Times, They Are a-Changin': New Developments in Code of Ethics*‡

Jacob C. Ehrmann, Montford Family Law, Asheville

Review the new adopted opinions and revisions to the Rules of Professional Conduct and discuss proposed rule amendments and opinions. The speaker focuses on the new rules that are specific to technology and mobility and related changing/emerging topics.

4:40        Adjourn

* Indicates portion providing Ethics/Professional Responsibility credit
‡ Indicates portion providing Technology Training credit

Thank you

Thank you for joining us for Interstate Issues (2023 Family Law Section Fall Program).

Description

From the initial consideration of how to obtain jurisdiction over a party to the emergence of technology and its impacts on family law, this CLE helps you navigate these new waters and offers practical tips and considerations as we all learn how to practice in this new normal.

Contributors

  • Andrea Bosquez-Porter

    Andrea Bosquez-Porter is with Bosquez Porter Family Law in Raleigh. Her primary areas of practice are family law and divorce.

    Andrea is an active volunteer in her community, served as a Site Coordinator for the North Carolina Bar Association's 4All Statewide Service Day since 2010. She also uses her fluency in Spanish to help Legal Aid of North Carolina's Project Together where she represents Spanish-speaking clients in complex restraining order cases. She serves as a supervising attorney for the Campbell Law School Domestic Violence Advocacy Project. She serves on the North Carolina Bar Association Family Law Section Council, and is a member of the Wake County Bar Association. Andrea also serves on the Wake County Bar Association's Public Service Committee.

    Andrea earned her B.A. in Religion and History from Vassar College, M.B.A. in Non-profit and Public Management from The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University and her J.D., with honors, from the University of Wisconsin Law School. She is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and in Wisconsin.

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  • Amy L. Britt

    Amy L. Britt is a partner with Parker Bryan Family Law in Raleigh. She focuses her practice exclusively on family law matters in Wake County, including separation, divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, property distribution, domestic violence, premarital agreements, separation and property settlement agreements, and retirement division orders (QDROs). As a result, she is well-versed in the Wake County Family Court system, including cases involving complex equitable distribution and grandparent custody or visitation.

    Amy is a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law, a Certified Family Financial Mediator and a Certified Parenting Coordinator. She is currently a member of the NCBA Family Law Section Council, Chair of the NCBA CLE Committee and past Chair of the History of Family Law Committee. Amy has authored and presented on a variety of family law topics. She has been named by North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine, Business North Carolina's Legal Elite and Best Lawyers in America.

    Amy is a native of Fayetteville and has lived in Raleigh since the Fall of 2005. Amy earned a B.A. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law.

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  • Jacob C. Ehrmann

    Jacob C. Ehrmann is the founding attorney at Montford Family Law in Asheville. With caring and experience, he assists clients in the Asheville area with all aspects of the divorce process including separation agreements, child custody and child support, alimony, and property division.

    Jacob has been in private practice since 2004 and is a NC Board Certified Specialist in Family Law. He is also a Certified Mediator for Family Financial Cases. He began his legal career at Pisgah Legal Services, where he primarily represented victims of domestic violence. Jacob is active in the North Carolina Bar Association.

    Jacob earned B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he graduated with honors in Public Policy Analysis with an emphasis on race and gender issues. He earned his J.D. from the UNC School of Law.

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  • Seth A. Glazer

    Seth A. Glazer is a partner at Godley Glazer & Funk PLLC in Mooresville. His practice has been almost exclusively focused on family law matters including child custody, divorce, equitable distribution, complex financial matters, and postseparation support and alimony.

    Seth is admitted to practice in North Carolina and the Federal District Court, Western District of North Carolina. He is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist. He is also a member of the North Carolina State Bar Association, American Bar Association, and Mecklenburg County Bar Association.

    Seth earned his B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law.

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  • Evan B. Horwitz

    Evan B. Horwitz is a partner at Tharrington Smith LLP in Raleigh. His practice focuses on divorce and mediation Services, divorce arbitration and family law.

    Evan is a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law, a Certified Family Financial Mediator, and Arbitrator. He currently serves as the Chair of the Family Law Specialization Committee of the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, and was previously an Adjunct Professor at Campbell University School of Law teaching Family Law Planning.

    Evan earned his B.A. in Criminal Justice, with a minor in History, from Indiana University and his J.D. from the Norman A. Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University. After law school, Evan served as a law clerk to North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Robert F. Orr.

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  • Emily C. Jeske

    Emily C. Jeske is an attorney with Bosquez Porter Family Law in Raleigh. She focuses her practice exclusively in the areas of family and domestic issues, with particular interest in high-conflict child custody, 50B and 50C cases, and child support.

    Emily has been recognized for her work in family law in Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch; as a Rising Star by North Carolina Super Lawyers; and as a Legal Elite "Young Gun" by Business North Carolina. She is also the co-chair of the social committee for the family law section of the North Carolina Bar Association and a member of the Wake County Bar Association.

    Emily earned her B.S., magna cum laude, in Psychology and Sociology from Furman University and her J.D., cum laude, from Wake Forest University School of Law, receiving membership in the Order of the Coif..

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  • Alicia Jurney

    Alicia Jurney is a partner at Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers LLP in Raleigh. She represents clients in child custody, child support, domestic violence, equitable distribution, and alimony matters. Her experience with domestic actions includes handling related complex civil litigation matters, such as tortious interference with child custody, alienation of affections, criminal conversation, and interstate child abduction. She also has significant experience representing clients in other civil disputes, such as cases involving defamation, unfair and deceptive trade practices, and will caveats.

    Alicia is a North Carolina Board Certified Family Law Specialist. Her practice encompasses all levels of jurisdiction within North Carolina, including jury trial experience and appeals to both the North Carolina Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.

    Alicia has been recognized by her fellow lawyers as a Rising Star through North Carolina Super Lawyers® and is also listed as a Best Lawyer in The Best Lawyers in America©.

    Alicia earned her B.A., with honors, in Political Science from Wake Forest University and her J.D., cum laude, from Campbell University School of Law.

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  • Katie Hardersen King

    Katie Hardersen King is a partner at Wake Family Law Group (Schilawski O’Shaughnessy Grace King & Mauney PLLC) in Raleigh. She works with clients in matters involving North Carolina family law litigation, mediation, negotiations, and appeals. She is a Board-Certified Family Law Specialist, Certified Parenting Coordinator, and Certified Family Financial Mediator.

    Katie is the Immediate Past Chair of the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. She recently completed a 3-year term as a Council Member for the Family Law Section and was Secretary of the Section from 2011-2020. She serves on the Section's Adoption and Modern Family Committees. Katie is also a member of the Wake County Bar Association and served a 3-year term on the Board of Directors ending in 2021. She is currently the Chair of the Tenth Judicial District's Grievance Committee, which investigates complaints involving lawyers' ethical conduct. She has previously served on the Tenth Judicial District's Fee Dispute Resolution Committee. Katie is also an ally attorney member of the LGBT Family Law Institute, a group of family law practitioners from across the country who are experienced in representing members of the LGBTQ+ community.

    Katie earned her B.A. in English and Political Studies, cum laude, from Meredith College and her J.D. from Campbell University School of Law.

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  • Anna W. Munroe

    Anna W. Munroe is a partner at Allman Spry Leggett Davis & Crumpler PA in Winston-Salem. She concentrates her practice solely in the area of family law

    Anna is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist. She is a member of the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, the Family Law Council, and the Forsyth County Bar Association. She has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star each year since 2015 and a Best Lawyer in America in 2018 and 2019.

    Anna earned her B.A. from Wake Forest University and her J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law.

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  • Bennett D. Rainey

    Bennett D. Rainey is a partner with Kurtz Whitley Guy & Simos PLLC in Winston-Salem. He focuses his practice on family law including adoption, alimony, appeals, child custody and visitation, child support, contempt and enforcement, divorce, equitable distribution, family law, modification, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, post-separation support, property settlement and separation agreements.

    Bennett earned his B.A., magna cum laude, in History and Psychology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and his J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law. In law school, he served as the President for the WFU Student Division of the North Carolina Bar Association and also for the Youth Advocacy Group.

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  • Rebecca K. "Becky" Watts

    Rebecca K. "Becky" Watts is a partner and Chief Legal Officer at Collins Family Law Group in Monroe, where she is also the head of the appellate practice group. She represents clients at the trial court level for a select number of cases and also serves as a mediator or arbitrator in family law cases.

    Becky's practice consists almost entirely of family law appeals and she has handled approximately 50 cases in the North Carolina Court of Appeals and North Carolina Supreme Court, dealing with issues such as custody, child support, equitable distribution, enforcement of separation agreements, annulments, domestic violence and contempt.

    Becky is active with the North Carolina Bar Association's Family Law Section, the North Carolina Bar Association's Appellate Practice Section, the North Carolina Bar Association's Appellate Rules Committee, the Mecklenburg County Bar Association, and the Mecklenburg County Domestic Court Bar Committee. She is also a certified Family Law Specialist.

    Becky earned her B.S. from Florida State University and her J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law.

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September 22, 2023
Fri 8:55 AM EDT

Duration 7H 45M

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