Family Law 101 (WA)

Audio program! (check our CLE Programs page for live versions)

This course is a unique opportunity to learn from some of the top practitioners in Family Law who covered key issues that you must know to effectively practice as a family law attorney.

This program is targeted toward the new/newer family law practitioner.

Topics include:

  • Handling Difficult Parenting Challenges
  • Non-Traditional Families
  • Financial Mysteries
  • Dispute Resolution
  • A special 1 hour “Ethical Considerations for Settlement” session (ethics credit included)

This program was recorded in 2015.

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What You Will Learn

  • Important Parenting Plan Considerations
    • Shared Parenting Plans
    • The anatomy of a parenting plan
  • Representing Your Client at Court and in ADR 
    • Ethical considerations when presenting to a Decision Maker
    • Practice tips and warnings for different venues
  • Financial Mysteries
    • Reading financial reports, tax returns and profit/loss statements
    • Presenting financial arguments and reports in an understanable manner
    • Making the financial argument simple
    • Calculating Stock Options, Awards, valuations, etc.
  • Non Traditional Familes
    • Defining a family (i.e. same sex, meretricious, grandparents)
    • Challenges unique to non-traditional families
    • Adapting forms to non-traditional family needs
  • Ethical Challenges in the Family Law Case


“The best presentation I have heard in a long time. Very inspiring and great information!”

“Excellent presentation!”

“Excellent ethics considerations. Very practical advice & unique to apply it to a mediation/arbitration setting.”

“Thank you for the samples. They are always helpful.”

“I learned quite a bit. I’m happy I attended.” Tamara Tatum, Esq.

“I was able to ask specific questions relating to the cases I have, very helpful.”

“Good job in giving good primer with very important specifics.”

“Very useful information was presented for King County practice”

“So clear and informative! Even advanced attorneys were taking notes!”

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“Fantastic – materials excellent – great forms!”

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“Very helpful and clear.”

See what attendees said about our last Family Law Boot Camp held in California (different speakers and different topics):

“Panelists were outstanding!”

“Very practical, excellent tips. Very user-friendly materials.” Derrick Ford, Esq.


“Great content!”

“Very helpful & informative.”

“Good overview.”


Shelby Frost Lemmel, Esq.

Masters Law Group, PLLC.

Shelby Frost Lemmel has litigated civil appeals for about 15 years. She is a popular presenter for CLE providers, including Pincus, WSBA, KCBA, WA State Courts, and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.  Shelby and her husband, also an attorney, are enjoying raising their two young children, and serving as volunteers at their schools and extracurricular activities.  Shelby is a member of the WA Appellate Lawyers Association, and recently has been nominated to serve as its President.

Sherri M. Anderson, Esq.
Law Offices of Sherri M. Anderson

Sherri M. Anderson focuses her practice on the representation of clients in family law matters which involve complex financial, jurisdictional, or parenting issues. After beginning her career in litigation at a large downtown law firm, Ms. Anderson discovered family law and never looked back. She opened her own firm in 2002. Ms. Anderson continues to enjoy (almost) every minute of her representation of clients involved in both very contentious and extremely amicable cases – as well as the many that fall somewhere in between.

Ms. Anderson has been named one of "The Top 100" Washington attorneys across all practice areas by, as well as one of "The Top 50 Women" attorneys in Washington.

Neil Beaton, Esq.
Managing Director
Alvarez and Marsal

Neil is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Valuation Services, LLC. Previously, he was the Global Lead of Complex Valuation with Grant Thornton LLP. He has over 25 years of experience analyzing both closely and publicly held companies.  Neil has appeared as an expert witness across the country, is a frequent lecturer at local universities, an instructor for the AICPA’s business valuation courses, and speaks nationally on business valuation with a special emphasis on early stage and high technology companies.  He has served on a number of AICPA Committees and Task Forces.  Neil has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Stanford University and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from National University.  In addition to his formal education, Neil is a Certified Public Accountant, Accredited in Business Valuation, Certified in Financial Forensics, a Chartered Financial Analyst and an Accredited Senior Appraiser in business valuation from the American Society of Appraisers.

Carl Edwards, Esq.
Law offices of Carl Edwards

Carl Edwards has practiced family law in King County, Washington since 1995. Carl has a reputation for being a good litigator who works hard to settle all of his cases. He gives his clients honest, objective feedback about their cases to help them make informed decisions about their case. He presents their case at mediation in a manner that helps facilitate settlement on reasonable terms. If the other side won’t be reasonable, he will take the case to trial. Attorney Profile.

Paige Haley, Esq.
Integrative Family Law

Paige D. Haley is a partner at Integrative Family Law, PLLC. Prior to joining Integrative Family Law, PLLC, she was a sole practitioner for several years. Paige has practiced family law exclusively in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties since earning her J.D. in 2001 from University of Wisconsin –Madison, where she graduated cum laude. Prior to attending University of Wisconsin-Madison, Paige graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Womens Studies.

Dr. Lynn Fainsilber Katz, Ph.D.

Lynn Fainsilber Katz, Ph.D., is a Research Professor in Child Clinical Psychology and Developmental Psychology at the University of Washington, and Associate Director of the University of Washington’s Child and Family Well-Being Center. Dr. Katz has 24 years of experience working with children and families on issues relating to marital conflict, parenting and family relationships.

She has been conducting research on the effects of marital and family conflict on children’s adjustment. Dr. Katz has written extensively in the area of marital conflict, and has authored numerous publications including Domestic Violence, Emotion Coaching and Child Adjustment; Buffering Children from Marital Conflict and Dissolution; and Patterns of Marital Conflict Predict Children’s Internalizing and Externalizing Behavior. Her book on parenting, Meta-Emotion: How Families Communicate Emotionally, received widespread attention both locally and nationally. Most recently, she developed a parenting intervention for survivors of domestic violence and is adapting that program for use with children with conduct problems.

Dr. Katz is nationally recognized as a leading expert in the area of family relations. She has received more than million of funding from the National Institutes of Health for her work on domestic violence, parenting, childhood aggression, adolescent depression and family adjustment in the context of pediatric cancer.

She has lectured extensively on the effects of marital conflict on children, and on parenting qualities that buffer children from marital dissolution. She has also taught courses on child and adolescent behavior disorders, children’s social development, and adult psychopathology at the University of Washington.

Dr. Katz received her B.A. in Psychology from McGill University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has a Parenting Evaluation Certificate from the Parenting Evaluation Training Program at the University of Washington, and is a licensed clinical psychologist in the State of Washington. She is a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) and is on the Board of Directors of the Washington Chapter of AFCC. She is also a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD). Her private practice focuses on parenting evaluations in child custody disputes, and supporting parents and children through the divorce process.

 Kenneth W. Masters, Esq.
Masters Law Group PLLC

Ken Masters celebrates 25 years of litigating civil appeals in 2017. Ken currently is a Trustee of the Washington State Bar Foundation, and recently substantially revised the Brief Writing chapter in the Appellate Practice Deskbook (WSBA 2017). He previously served as Treasurer and Governor for the Washington State Bar, and has chaired and served on numerous committees for various bar associations, as well as dozens of CLEs on appellate practice, writing, and other areas. Ken is honored to have been listed as a "Top 10" Super Lawyer® Honoree in 2017, and to have received a "Lifetime Achievement Award" from America’s Top 100 Attorneys®. He is a Fellow both of the American Bar Foundation and of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.

Christine Mayoue, Esq.
Law Offices of Michael W. Bugni & Associates, PLLC.

Christine assists self-represented clients on a “pay as you go” system, which helps clients achieve effective, cost-flexible results. She assists clients with everything from a one-time consultation or court appearance, to document review and preparation, to mediation preparation and attendance, to helping with the entire legal case, and everything in between.

She also offers full client representation, working hard to get cases settled even when the parties can’t communicate or get along very well.

Christine takes King and Snohomish County cases involving divorce, mediation, parenting plans, child support, living together problems and/or unmarried parent issues, domestic violence protection orders, anti-harassment orders including those involving relatives, neighbors, etc. Whether self-represented or fully represented by Christine, clients can expect her guidance and help through the emotional difficulty of separation and divorce. Christine is a strong child advocate.


Maya Ringe, Esq.
Lasher Hozapfel, Sperry & Ebberson, PLLC.

Maya Trujillo Ringe finds her work in family law to be a natural fit for her personality. She loves problem solving and understands the complexities—both legal and emotional—that come with practicing family law.

Maya is sensitive to her clients’ needs and considers herself and her client to be a team that works aggressively toward the best possible resolution. She regularly handles complex dissolutions of marriages with and without children, custody issues, parenting plan issues, and pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements. Maya is an excellent negotiator but is also a strong advocate when it is clear that negotiation will not provide an equitable outcome for her client.  Her professionalism and dedication to quality work earned her recognition in the community and she was named as a Rising Star in 2010 through 2012 in Washington Law & Politics and was recognized as a Top Attorney by Seattle Met magazine in 2012.


Justin Sedell, Esq.
Lasher Hozapfel, Sperry & Ebberson, PLLC.

Seattle family law attorney Justin Sedell’s practice concentrates on divorce, complex child custody disputes, collaborative law, and high conflict litigation. Justin is an experienced trial lawyer who represents clients facing a wide range of complicated family law disputes requiring sophisticated legal advice. He has practiced in Superior Courts throughout Western Washington and represents clients in the Washington State Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of Washington. He has been consistently recognized by his peers as a “Rising Star” attorney in Washington Law & Politics Magazine.


Audio Course and Materials Package – Download or CD: $425

CDs: plus $8.50 shipping and, in CA, sales tax.

CLE Credit

CA General:  This program is approved for 6.0 hours of California MCLE credit, including 0.5 hour ethics credit.

WA General:  This program is approved for 6.0 general AV CLE units and 1.0 Ethics Units in Washington through November 13, 2020.
This program is approved for CLE in the states listed above.  Upon request, Pincus Pro Ed will provide any information an attorney needs to support their application for CLE approval in other states other than what is listed above.

Terms and Policies

Recording policy: No audio or video recording of any program is permitted.

Seminar Cancellations: Should you be unable to attend for any reason, please inform us in writing no later than 14 days prior to the event and a credit voucher will be issued. If you prefer, a refund, less a $50 non-refundable deposit, will be issued. No refunds or credits will be given for cancellations received within 14 days of an event. However, if you notify us within 14 days of an event, and wish to convert your in-person attendance registration to an Audio CD package (with handout), we can do so. A small additional shipping charge, and sales tax in CA, will be incurred. No shipping charge is incurred for downloads. We will also issue a voucher for the amount paid if you notify us within 14 days and prefer not to have the audio recording.

Substitutions may be made at any time.

Webinars, Tele-seminars and Webcast Cancellations: Once log-in codes and passwords are issued for a webinar, tele-seminars or webcasts, a refund is not possible. If for any reason you cannot attend the event after you have received the codes, we will automatically convert your registration to an instant streaming/instant download or CD format and provide you with the information you need to access the recording after the program concludes and the recording is available.  Conversions to CD require a $8.50 shipping fee, and in CA, 9% sales tax.

Downloads/CDs/DVDs – Refund policy:

Downloads are non-returnable/non-refundable once purchased and received. Tapes, CDs and DVDs are returnable for a full refund or replacement if defective, within 90 days of purchase.

Reminder: The room temperature at hotels and other seminar locations are notoriously hard to control. Please bring a sweater or jacket in case it gets cold and/or layer as if you are going to the movies so you are comfortable.

$425.00 each

Recorded in 2015.