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Gray Divorce – Issues and Considerations 2022


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  • Start Date:2022-06-21 20:00:00
  • End Date:2024-06-21 20:00:00
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  • Level:Various
  • Topics:Family Law

$249.00 ["ProPass"]

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Overview

Be prepared to handle the nuances of senior divorce 

Join us and learn the intricacies of dealing with this once unthinkable concept.  Hear how to identify the issues that distinguish senior divorces from usual practice and become familiar with the blueprint for successful representation.

You’ll recognize the pitfalls and possibilities of 

  • Retirement and Financial Planning
  • Alimony
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Estate Planning
  • Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

All attendees will receive the course book as a digital download. A printed copy of the course book is available, at a discount to attendees, for $40. If you wish to purchase the printed version of the course book, please call PBI Customer Service at 800-932-4637.

Recorded in June 2022.

Faculty

Elizabeth Campana

Ms. Campana is a Financial Advisor in the Philadelphia office of Bernstein Private Wealth Management where she focuses her practice on individuals and families in transition. Working closely with the firm’s Family Engagement Services team, she provides guidance around the complexities of wealth, and helps families explore the transfer of wealth-related values and knowledge. In the case of business owners or corporate executives, she also partners with the Wealth Strategies Group to advise on strategies related to the sale of a business and executive compensation. Before joining Bernstein in 2018, Ms. Campana was a senior business development associate with Sage Financial Group. Prior to Bernstein, she served as the associate director of development at Villanova University School of Law. Earlier, Ms. Campana also worked as a finance deputy regional director for the Mitt Romney presidential campaign. She is a member of the Alumnae Board for The Baldwin School, a board member for the Graduate Tax Program at Villanova University School of Law, as well as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Overbrook School for the Blind. Ms. Campana holds a BA in political science from Denison University as well as a JD and an LLM in taxation from Villanova University School of Law.

Melissa Boyd Esq.

Ms. Boyd is a founding member of Boyd & Early Family Law, LLC, concentrating in the area of domestic relations. She is a member of the bars in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey. Additionally, Ms. Boyd is a member of the Montgomery, Philadelphia, Bucks and American Bar Associations.  Ms. Boyd is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Ms. Boyd is the Second Vice Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Family Law Section (FLS) and will ascend to Chair of the FLS in 2024.  Ms. Boyd is the current chair of the Montgomery County Family Judiciary Advisory Board.  Ms. Boyd is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Montgomery Bar Association (MBA) and served on the Executive Committee to the President of the MBA. She has also served as a member of the MBA Judiciary Committee, Nominating Committee, and Long-Range Planning Committee. Ms. Boyd is a past chair of the MBA Family Law Section. She served as the vice chair of the Community Outreach Committee of the MBA and received the 2015 MBA President’s Award and 2017 MBA Committee of the Year Award for her work on that committee. Ms. Boyd is a member of the MBA Women in Law Committee as well as the MBA Diversity Committee. She volunteers her services to Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania and is trained as a volunteer lawyer and board member for the Montgomery Child Advocacy Project. Ms. Boyd served for two terms on the Council for the Family Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association from 2007 to 2010 and 2011 to 2014. In 2018, she received the PBA Special Achievement Award for her work as the chair of the PBA FLS Membership Committee.  She has been named a “Super Lawyer” by Philadelphia magazine in 2015-2021, and since 2019, has been named as 100 Top Lawyers in Pennsylvania, 100 Top Lawyers in Pennsylvania and 50 Top Female Lawyers in Pennsylvania. She a “Rising Star” by the magazine in 2008, and 2010–2014. Ms. Boyd has been named a Top Lawyer in Main Line Today and has been named as one of the Ten Leaders for Matrimonial & Divorce Law in Greater Phildadelphia since 2020.  She enjoyed being named as one of the Ten Leaders Age 45 and Under for the same publication from 2010 to 2020.  Ms. Boyd has also been named to the 2011 Lawyers on the Fast Track in the Legal Intelligencer. Prior to joining High Swartz LLP, she spent two and a half years practicing with Mattioni, Ltd., in Philadelphia, as a general practitioner, where she concentrated her practice on domestic relations. Ms. Boyd also clerked for two years for the Honorable Stuart R. Berger in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City in Maryland. Additionally, she served as the interim director of School House Legal Services for Advocates for Children and Youth in Baltimore, Maryland, a program committed to providing legal services for children who had been expelled, suspended, or, for other reasons, lost instruction time from school. Ms. Boyd received her B.A., cum laude, from Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, and her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Baltimore School of Law. 

Darren Holst Esq.

Mr. Holst is a partner at the Harrisburg firm of Howett, Kissinger, Holst, & Bell-Jacobs, P.C., a firm limiting its practice to matrimonial law. He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from West Virginia University in 1995 and his J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University in 1998. He is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Family Lawyers. Mr. Holst is a member of the family law sections of the Dauphin County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations and has written and lectured on family law topics for various continuing legal education seminars. He is a three-term council member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section and currently is Immediate Past Chair of the Section. Mr. Holst is also past co-chair of the Programming Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section and is the past chair of the Family Law Section of the Dauphin County Bar Association as well as a two­ term member of the Dauphin County Bar Association’s board of directors. Mr. Holst is a former adjunct professor in the paralegal studies program at the Harrisburg Area Community College, where he taught several subjects, including family law, legal ethics, legal research and writing, and the program’s introductory class, which provides a broad overview of the American legal systems, court structure, and substantive areas oflaw. In 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2012, Mr. Holst was honored as a Rising Star Pennsylvania Super Lawyer and, in 2022 and 2023, a Super Lawyer by Philadelphia Magazine.

Jonathan Hoffman Esq.

Mr. Hoffman is a member of the Family Law Practice Group of Cozen O’Connor in the West Conshohocken office. He handles a wide range of domestic relations matters, including support, divorce, custody, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, equitable distribution and protection from abuse. Mr. Hoffman is a frequent speaker and author on such topics as taxation and divorce, custody, prenuptial agreements, divorce over fifty, complex support cases and the judicial interview of children in custody litigation. The Legal Intelligencer named him a “Lawyer on the Fast Track” and he has been named multiple times as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine. Mr. Hoffman holds an AV rating from Martindale Hubble. He is a member of the Family Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, where he has served as an elected member of council and has previously Co-Chaired the Programming Committee. Mr. Hoffman currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Legislative Committee. Mr. Hoffman is a past Executive Director of the Doris Jonas Freed Family Law Inn of Court. He is active in the Montgomery Bar Association, where he has served as a board member, an elected member of the Judiciary Committee, and is a past Chair of the Family Law Section. Mr. Hoffman is currently the President of the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. Mr. Hoffman is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He received his B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and his J.D. and LL.M in Taxation from the Villanova University School of Law.

Kelley Fazzini Esq.

Ms. Fazzini is a partner in the Family Law group at Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin  Schiller, with offices in Norristown, Philadelphia and Cherry Hill. She has extensive experience handling both litigation and negotiation of domestic relations issues. Ms. Fazzini focuses her practice on matters involving prenuptial agreements, divorce, custody, support and domestic violence. She practices throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Ms. Fazzini earned her B.S., cum laude, from Villanova University in 2006 and her J.D. in 2009 from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, where she received a Child and Family Law Certificate, the Pro Bono Service Award, and the Leadership and Service Award. She also served as Editor-in-Chief of the Children’s Legal Rights Journal. During law school, Ms. Fazzini dedicated her education to the study of family law and served as a legal intern for the Family Violence Unit of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, an extern for the Honorable Ronald Bartkowicz and a licensed clinic student in the Child Law Clinic. Following law school, she was a post-graduate fellow with CIVITAS Child Law Center and an associate at a boutique family law firm in downtown Chicago. Ms. Fazzini has been published in the Children’s Legal Rights Journal, the Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, The Legal Intelligencer and the Montgomery County Sidebar Magazine. She is an active member of the Doris Jonas Freed Inn of Court and the Pennsylvania and Montgomery Bar Associations. She has been an active course planner and speaker for the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Montgomery Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Institute and MyLawCLE. She is the immediate past chair of the Montgomery Bar Family Law Section and is currently serving on the Montgomery Bar Board of Directors.  She is currently serving on the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section Council and is the Programming Co-Chair for the Family Law Section.

Ryan DePaul CFP®

Ryan DePaul is a Vice President and Financial Advisor in Bernstein’s Philadelphia office. Ryan provides investment and wealth planning advice to high-net-worth individuals, as well as their respective trusts, estates, foundations and endowments. As a Certified Financial Planner™, Ryan specializes in financial planning for families in transition and corporate executives with concentrated single stock holdings. Prior to joining Bernstein, he was a Financial Advisor with ING Financial Partners focusing on: comprehensive financial planning, tax-efficient education planning, specially-designed life insurance, and annuities. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Wake Forest University and Master of Science in Finance from Villanova University. Ryan earned his Certified Financial Planner™ designation in March 2017. Ryan and his wife, Maggi, live in Newtown Square with their two children, Gianna and Gavin.

Diane Zabowski Esq.

Ms. Zabowski is a partner in the Trusts and Estates Department of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP in their Conshohocken office. She received her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from King’s College in 1980 and her J.D. degree in 1983 from Emory University School of Law, where she was admitted to the Order of Barristers. Ms. Zabowski concentrates her legal practice in orphans’ court litigation, estate planning and administration. She is frequently appointed to represent alleged incapacitated persons. 

Carol Gross Esq., CELA

Ms. Sikov Gross is the managing partner in the Pittsburgh law firm of Sikov and Love, P.A. She is a certified elder law attorney (CELA) through the National Elder Law Foundation as authorized by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and was admitted as an ACTEC Fellow in 2012. In 1998, Ms. Sikov Gross became the founding chair of the Elder Law Committee of the Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA). She is a past chair of the ACBA Probate and Trust Law Section Council. Ms. Sikov Gross is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and a Vice President of the Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys (PAELA). She has served on the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Elder Law Section Council. She writes for the Pittsburgh Legal Journal.  Ms. Sikov Gross is a frequent speaker for PBI and others as well as for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes at Carnegie Mellon University and at the University of Pittsburgh.  She has been listed as an elder law attorney in Best Lawyers in America and has been selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®. 


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