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Family Law Section

Co-Chairs: Colleen McManamon and Cathy Butler 

Our Family Law Section meets the second Tuesday of each month at noon in the conference room of Litvak, Litvak, Mehrtens & Epstein, 900 Grant Street, Fifth Floor, Denver, CO 80203 for a brown bag lunch.  E-mail Colleen McManamon at colleeen@mediateddissolutions.com or Cathy Butler at cbutler@familyatty.com to be put on our email list or if you have a speaker you would like to recommend.  


We have had a good year and have enjoyed the education shared with us from the below list of professionals.  Following you will find the schedule of speakers for the 2016/2017 season.  We will be working on scheduling speakers for the 2017/2018 luncheons. 

The Family Law Section continues allowing paralegals to dial into the monthly luncheons to listen to the speakers.  Each month we have anywhere from 1 – 4 paralegals dial into the meeting.  Our attendance ranges from 10 – 18 paralegals per month. 

Congratulations to Susan Raiser, Lass Moses & Ramp LLC, who will be retiring in June, 2017.  Please join me in thanking Susan for all of her hard work and efforts that kept the Family Law Section going strong for several years.  Good luck Susan!  We will miss you!

Thank you to Cathy Butler, Litvak, Litvak, Mehrtens & Carlton P.C., for accepting the challenge as co-chairperson of the Family Law Section.  Please help me welcome Cathy! 


Jay Freedberg

Trusts – From Basics to Blasphemy


John A. Rymers

Assessing Marijuana Use, the Impact on Children, and the Effects When Used with Alcohol


Kathryn Beck

Helping Your Client Work with a CFI or a PC DM Arbitrator


Joan McWilliams

Parenting Time and Rules of Professional Conduct 2.1: Age-Based Parenting Plan Issues at Different Age


Luke Abraham

Case Law Update


Barbara Shindell

The Kids Never Do That at MY House… Split Screen Movie and The Children’s Experience


Les Katz

Balancing the Client Interests with the Best Interests of a Child When a Client has Goals That May Conflict with What is Best for the Child, Notably Relocation; the Art of Persuasion with Angry or Stubborn Parents; Addressing the Mental Health Issues of the Client


John Haas

Spoliation of Evidence


Megan Sherr and Courtney McConomy

Income Issues with Child Support and Maintenance


Please let us know if you have any ideas for topics, speakers and increasing our attendance.

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