2018 FAMILY LAW TAX WEBINAR

The 2018 Family Law and Tax Webinar to be held on March 13, 2018 at 9 AM is a continuation of a series of law and tax seminars first offered in 2013 by CFLCW. 

The goal of this year's webinar is to educate and guide attorneys - especially family law attorneys - and other professionals interested in the topic through the impact of the recently enacted "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." The presenters will update you on the law and provide examples and case studies of exactly how real client situations will be affected.

The new law will affect individuals, families, family businesses, partnerships and corporations. The webinar will identify the changes and, through the use of comparable scenarios, illustrate how your and your clients will need to adjust to the new law. Special emphasis will be placed upon how income is measured, how changes impact support and other divorce issues, as well as what needs to be considered in post-judgement situations. Typical client financials will be presented along with the implications of the major components of the new law.

NOTE: This webinar is not training in the Collaborative Process and is open to anyone interested in family law and tax issues.

The Webinar is co-sponsored in name by the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Association of Mediators. We thank them for their support and ongoing efforts to coordinate and support family law issues and education in Wisconsin!

Here is the Webinar Schedule*

The session will be broadcast live via internet streaming beginning at 9 AM CST on March 13, 2018. The morning session will run until 12 Noon. The afternoon session will begin at 1 PM CST and end no later than 4 PM. All registrants will receive email instructions on how to access the webinar. Materials provided by the presenters will be available for download 24 hours prior to the broadcast. Every registrant will receive an email with a link to the materials. *Order of topics may change due to presenter schedules

Welcome - Christine D'Angelo, JD, 2018 CFLCW Chair

9 AM to 10 AM: Session 1 - Family Law Update

A review of tax regulations, cases and administrative actions affecting families and family law

Mark J. Miller, JD - Legal Counsel, Internal Revenue Service


10 AM to 12 Noon: Session 2 - The Changes for Individuals and Families:

An overview of the significant tax changes affecting individuals in family law matters.  In addition, presenters will provide practical application of tax changes through hypotheticals which compare and contrast child support and maintenance projections for 2017, 2018 and 2019 using TaxCalc18.


There will be a one hour intermission between the morning and afternoon sessions. 


1 PM to 2:30 PM: Session 3 - Setting the Stage

An overview of the significant tax changes affecting businesses and an owner’s family law matters.  Presenters will identify business entities used to maximize tax benefits for the owners and its effect on a family law matter. Among the key questions to be considered are:

  • What constitutes a business?
  • What is business income?
  • How income will be measured in the future? 
  • What questions do YOU need to ask of your clients?

2:30 PM to 3:45 PM: Session 4 - Pass Through Entities & Redefining Income Available for Support.

Presenters will provide, among other topics, a more in depth review of the changes to “pass-through” entities such as certain LLCs and partnerships.  They will provide practical application of the business tax changes through hypothetical cases which compare and contrast income available for support under 2017 and 2018 tax rules.


3:45 - 4:00   Wrap Up  - What's Next? 

REGISTER ONLINE USING YOUR CREDIT CARD. NON-MEMBERS THAT REGISTER AS MEMBERS WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL REQUESTING THAT THEY RE-REGISTER AS THE REGISTRATION IN ERROR WILL BE DELETED.

CFLCW MEMBERS ONLY REGISTRATION
$199/7.0 CLE

NON-MEMBER REGISTRATION
$229/7.0 CLE

INTERESTED IN ATTENDING IN PERSON?

While this is a webinar, you may attend in person. The session will be broadcast from the Milwaukee office of von Briesen & Roper  (see map below). The seating is limited however and is available on a first come first served basis. Select the red Register Here to the left if you wish to attend.  If the seating is sold out, the registration will tell you that the registration is not available. Simply register for the online access.