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Family Law Forum: Military Divorce and Psychological Evaluations (Live Program)
Date:Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 8:00am
Tennessee Bar Center
221 4th Avenue North Suite 200Nashville, TN 37219
The centerpiece of the TBA Family Law Section’s annual Family Law Forum this year will be two presentations on issues of critical importance to Family Law Attorneys.
Mark Sullivan, a renowned national Military Divorce and Family Law expert, and author of the American Bar Association’s practice treatise in this area, will be presenting three separate modules on the special concerns that arise when one or both parties are serving or have served in the Armed Forces, from dividing military pensions, to military benefits, to unique parenting issues. Mr. Sullivan is the go-to expert.
Drs. Malcolm Spica and Kathryn Steele, both of whom are neuropsychologists as well as licensed psychologists, will provide an extensive review of the role of neuropsychology in family law, focusing on its role in litigation, the types of evaluations that are performed and how they should, and should not used at trial. This will be supplemented by a review of the evidentiary and ethical issues revolving around the use of psychological records in court.
This year’s Family Law Forum will also include a review of recent case law, including the impact of Gonsewski v. Gonsewski, as well as a "heads up" on 2012 legislation.