Law Tips: Family Law, Pt. 1

ICLEF Law Tips #38

Family Law, Part 1  

Family Law is sometimes volatile, sometimes sad, sometimes peaceful and rewarding for both clients and lawyers.  No doubt, this legal arena demands a prominent place in the continuing legal education world.  Continuing to look inside our valuable CLE faculty materials, over the next few weeks Law Tips will feature a series of Family Law topics.  The subjects range from case law to custody evaluations to impartiality in mediations.   If you would like to add your own comments, feel free to share your thoughts at the end of any blog article.

Let’s begin our series with the solid foundation of a Case Law Update.  I am pleased to offer guidance from one of our faithful Family Law Institute participants, Andrew Soshnick, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, Indianapolis.  Drew provided this case law segment in December, 2011.  Whether it’s a review or new information for you, I hope you find value.

10 Family Law Cases Everyone Should Know:

1. Baxendale v. Raich, 878 N.E.2d 1252 (Ind. 2008).

2. Boren v. Boren,  475 N.E.2d 690 (Ind. 1985).

3. Clark v. Clark, 902 N.E.2d 813 (Ind. 2009).

4. Cowart v. White,  711 N.E.2d 523 (Ind. 1999).

5. McKay v. McKay, 644 N.E.2d 164 (Ind. Ct. App. 1994).

6. Pond v. Pond, 700 N.E.2d 1 130 (Ind. 1998).

7. Shelton v. Shelton, 840 N.E.2d 835 (Ind. 2006).

8. Voigt v. Voigt, 670 N.E.2d 1271 (Ind. 1996).

9. Whited v. Whited, 859 N.E.2d 657 (Ind. 2007).

10. Yoon v. Yoon, 711 N.E.2d 1265 (Ind. 1999).

Mr. Soshnick’s discussion of these cases is available as part of the comprehensive 12-hour 2011 9th Annual Family Law Institute Click Here, that you can view personally through ICLEF’s On Demand services.

Family Law CLE
Need live CLE to meet your requirements?  Register for ICLEF’s upcoming Family Law CLE:

10th Annual Family Law Institute, October 18-19

CME for Family Mediators, November 1 


About our Law Tips faculty member:
Drew Soshnick concentrates his practice in counseling and representing individuals in a wide array of family law matters, with particular emphasis on the economic aspects of matrimonial law.  He also represents clients in contested child custody and child support proceedings. Besides his ICLEF contributions, Drew is a frequent speaker at national and state family law seminars, including the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the American Bar Association. Each year since 1999, he presents the annual “Family Law Update” to Indiana jurists at the Judicial Conference of Indiana.

About our Law Tips blogger:
Nancy Hurley, Law Tips blogger, has long-standing connections with Indiana lawyers. She was formerly a member of the ISBA and IBF staffs for over 30 years. Nancy’s latest lifestyle venture is with ICLEF. We are utilizing her exceptional writing and interviewing skills while exploring how her Indiana-lawyer background fits with ICLEF’s needs. When she isn’t ferreting out new topics for Law Tips, her work can be found in our Speaker Spotlight blogs, postings on the ICLEF Facebook page, Twittering and other places her legal experience lends itself.

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