Regina L. L. Wells, Esq. is a Team Leader Attorney with Stange Law Firm, PC in their Ellisville, Missouri office and devotes her practice to family law litigation and appellate practice, including high-conflict and complex cases. Regina attended Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in English. She then went on to receive her Juris Doctorate from University of Missouri – Columbia School of Law. She has been practicing law since 2000. Prior to joining Stange Law Firm, PC, Regina represented individuals and business entities in complex litigation and appellate matters.
Divorces Involving a Family Business
CLE Credits earned: 2 GENERAL (or 2 LAW & LEGAL for WA state)
Divorces are complex. Divorces involving family-owned businesses can be still more challenging. This CLE will assist the family law attorney in identifying and navigating the unique issues presented by divorces involving family-owned businesses, including valuation, the involvement of other family members/owners, management and day-to-day operations of the business during litigation, and what happens to the business in the divorce and after.
This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.
Key topics to be discussed:
• Family business valuation
• Control, operation, and ownership of the business during and after the divorce
• Pre-marital agreements, alternative dispute resolution, and the family business
• Third parties involved in the business and the litigation
Date / Time: February 19, 2019
• 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
• 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
• 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
• 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific
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• Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
• On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 7 business days after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.
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Section I. Alternative Dispute Resolution and the Family Business
a) Using pre-marital agreements to address ownership and control of the family business
b) Mediation and collaborative law as alternatives to litigation
Section II. Divorce Litigation and the Family Business
a) Identifying the potential parties to the divorce action
b) Ethical representation in multi-party divorces involving family businesses
c) Court-appointed adjuncts and protecting the family business during litigation
d) Peculiarities of family businesses and the impact on case strategy
e) Family business valuation
f) The family business after the divorces
i. Options for the award or disposal of the businesses
ii. Maintaining the family business post-divorce