Free CLE on “Financial Issues in Family Law”

Posted Saturday, August 25th, 2012 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Continuing Legal Education, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

On October 12, 2012 from 1:00 to 4:45 p.m. there will be a free three-hour CLE on “Financial Issues in Family Law” (Course # 126447) at the Charleston County Courthouse’s Jury Assembly Room.  This CLE will be conducted by Cindy MacAulay, Richard Livingston, and Jeremy Gilbert of Dixon Hughes Goodman and is aimed at a beginner/intermediate level.  The agenda is as follows:

I. Financial Expert – What do we do?

II. Initial Discovery to Request

III. Financial Declaration – Page 1

A. Income – W2

B. Business Income – Tax Returns

1. Form 1120

2. Form 1120S

3. Form 1065

4. Schedule C

C. Individual Tax Returns – Form 1040

1. Page 1 and 2

2. Schedule A – Itemized Deductions

3. Schedule B – Interest & Dividends

4. Schedule C – Profit & Loss for Business

5. Schedule D – Capital Gains and Losses

6. Schedule E – Rental Property/Business Income

7. Schedule 4797 – Sale of Business Property

8. Form 6251 – Alternative Minimum Tax

9. Form 6252 – Installment Sale Income

10. Form 8606 – Non-Deductible IRAs

11. Schedule 8824 – Like-Kind Exchanges

D. Sample – Let’s Fill out a Page 1

IV. Financial Declaration

A. Expenses paid by the business

B. Back-up documentation

C. Other Pitfalls

V. Tax Returns – Filing Options/Dependents

VI. How to Read a Credit Report

VII. Fraud/Forensics

A. Public Record Searches

B. Checks and Routing Numbers

C. Credit Cards

VIII. Computer Forensics

A. Introduction to digital forensics

1. Definition

2. What are digital devices and what’s on them

3. Tools and techniques

B. How to hire a digital forensics expert

1. Certifications/licenses

2. Billing arrangement

3. Consulting expert or testifying expert

4. When should you hire an expert

To register, please email your name and Bar ID number to Natalie Bluestein.

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