MCLE Seminar: Trying Divorce Cases

September 9, 2019

Gain valuable insight into how to prepare and try a divorce case

Although only a small percentage of divorce cases are actually tried to conclusion, the
successful domestic relations practitioner must be prepared to try cases or to
successfully negotiate a settlement. This program helps you improve your trial
technique by giving you the unique opportunity to observe seasoned domestic relations
practitioners in action. Throughout the program, experienced domestic relations trial
practitioners try a mock divorce case from start to finish. A real estate broker and
forensic accountant testify about the value of a marital home and how to locate and
value assets and small business income. A vocational expert explains attribution of
income. A Probate and Family Court judge presides over the trial and critiques each
segment as it is presented. Don’t miss this opportunity to spend a day with litigation
experts to gain valuable insight into how to prepare and try a divorce case!


  •  What to Expect and How to Utilize Pretrial Hearings
  • Improving Your Witness and Case Preparation Skills
  • Trial Preparation and Planning—The Last Thirty Days
  • Analyzing the Value of Your Client’s Marital Home
  • Locating Hidden Assets and Inconsistencies in Lifestyle and Reported Income
  • Direct and Cross-Examination of Experts on the Value of the Martial Home and Business
  • Depositions at Trial and Use of Financial Statements During Witness Examination
  • Use of the Child Support Guidelines and Alimony Considerations in Preparing Your Case
  • Negotiation Strategies and Techniques
  • When ,Why, and How to Use Dispute Resolution Options as a Trial Alternative
  • Input and Commentary From a Probate and Family Court Judge
  •  “Ask the Experts” Q&A Session


Donald G. Tye, Esq., Prince Lobel Tye LLP, Boston, Chair

Hon. Thomas J. Barbar, Probate and Family Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Marc D. Bello, CPA/ABV, CVA, MAFF, Edelstein & Company LLP, Boston

Barbra I. Black, Esq., Managing Partner, The Black Law Group LLC, Woburn

James L. Brick, Esq., Brick, Jones, McBrien & Hickey LLP, Newton

Elaine M. Epstein, Esq., Todd & Weld LLP, Boston

Morgan Fennell, MRA, The Appraisers Group, Belmont

Richard A. Goulet, MRA, President, The Appraisers Group, Belmont

Steven E. Gurdin, Esq., Fitch Law Partners LLP, Boston

Eugene A. Nigro, Esq., Nigro, Pettepit & Lucas LLP, Wakefield

Linda A. Ouellette, Esq., Lawson & Weitzen LLP, Boston

Adrianne Pusateri Ramos, Esq., Prince Lobel Tye, LLP, Boston

Robert J. Rutecki, Esq., Rutecki Law Office LLC, Milton

Gary Owen Todd, Esq., Todd & Weld LLP, Boston

Laurie R. Tunick, CPA, ABV, CFF, Tunick Financial Services, Danvers Amanda Vanderhorst, Esq., Kates & Barlow, PC, Boston

Mark J. Warner, Esq., Witmer, Karp, Warner & Ryan LLP, Boston

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Dates & Locations
Friday, October 18, 2019
9:00 am–5:00 pm
MCLE Conference Center,
10 Winter Place, via Winter Street
Program Number: 2200019P01

Friday, October 18, 2019
9:00 am–5:00 pm
Register at
Program Number: 2200019WBC

Friday, November 1, 2019
9:00 am–5:00 pm
Register at
Program Number: 2200019RBC

Tuition (includes written materials)
– $245
–  $220.50 MCLE Sponsor Members
– $183.75 New Lawyers admitted to law practice after 2016, Pending Admittees,
Law Students, and Paralegals

The materials for this program include
MCLE’s Trying Divorce Cases, which can be
viewed or downloaded via the link emailed
to you. Attend in person to get a print copy.
Also, there is no need to take extensive
notes. Two weeks after the live seminar,
all registrants receive a link to a written
verbatim transcript of this program.

Can’t Attend?
View the webcast—live or later, or download
the mp3 recording at
Listen to the Audio CD
Available after Friday, November 1
– $165
– $148.50 MCLE Sponsor Members
– $123.75 New Lawyers admitted after 2016

Earn up to 6.5 CLE credits

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