Family Law in the Age of COVID-19: How the Pandemic has Impacted Our Cases, Our Advice, and Our Lives

Fri, February 18, 2022   |   8:55 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.   |  
  |   CLE Hours: 5.0 CLE hours

Speakers & Topics

8:55 a.m. Welcoming Remarks by Program Chair

Miranda Mills, Daly Mills Family Law, Statesville

9:00 a.m. Third Party Custody

COVID has created a rise in cases where grandparents and relatives are pursuing custody.  Overview of what it takes for third parties to obtain custody of minor children.

Miranda Mills, Daly Mills Family Law, Statesville

10:00 a.m. UCCJEA - Tips on Getting Children Returned from Other Jurisdictions

Parents are using COVID as an excuse to withhold children.  What can you do, as an attorney, to help get children returned to the custodial parent?
Megan Spidell, Spidell Family Law

11:00 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. Equitable Distribution

COVID has changed the conversation with clients.

  • Who keeps the house during the real estate boom?
  • The process of subbing an estate into an ED?
  • Other COVID related concerns for ED

David McCleary , Dozier Miller Law Group, Charlotte

12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Conversation with District Court Judge about COVID-19 and Custody
    • medical disputes — vaccinate or not?
    • virtual schooling / failing grades / truancy issues
    • Dealing with the Advanced Child Tax Credit
    • Stimulus payments

Kristin Kelly Broyles, Halvorsen Family Law Group, Winston-Salem
Judge Carrie F. Vickery, Chapel Hill
Meg Stacy, Daly Mills Family Law, Statesville

2:15 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. Tips From an Estate Planning Attorney

COVID has made estate planning for young people more crucial than ever. What should your family law clients know about estate planning?  What questions do they ask?

    • Healthcare POA overview
    • Guardianship overview
    • Common estate administration issues
    • My ex is bad with money.  How do I protect my kids’ inheritance if I die?

Danielle Feller, Daly Mills Family Law, Statesville

3:30 p.m. Adjourn
Virtual Registration
Event Rates
Regular Rates
$290.00 NCAJ Member
$250.00 NCAJ Attorney Member (2-5 years licensure)
$185.00 NCAJ Public Service Member
$99.00 NCAJ New Admittee Member
$390.00 Non-Member
$185.00 NCAJ Retired Member
$140.00 NCAJ Legal Assistant Member
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