Electronic Spying and Tracking Spouses in Divorce Cases


CLE credits earned: 2 General Credit (WA 2 Law and Legal) or 2 Technology Credits

Up to date information regarding the state of the law regarding what is legal and illegal in the digital world regarding divorce. Areas covered will include key stroking, computer hacking, cell phones, spyware, locating devices, nanny cams and the latest technology. The state of the laws will be discussed along with actual cases and perspectives from the bench as provided by Wayne County Family Court Judge Lisa Neilson.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

•  The Internet and social media
•  Dos and don’ts for divorce clients
•  The arms race and technology in this area
•  Actual case studies
•  Practice tips

Date / Time: December 14, 2021

•   12:00 pm – 2:10 pm Eastern
•   11:00 am – 1:10 pm Central
•   10:00 am – 12:10 pm Mountain
•   9:00 am – 11:10 am Pacific

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Original Broadcast Date: December 14, 2021

Lisa M. Neilson_Wayne County Family Court Judge_myLawCLELisa M. Neilson | Wayne County Family Court Judge

Hon. Lisa M. Neilson was appointed to the court in 2012 and re-elected in 2016. She currently serves in the Family Domestic Division and previously served in the Family Juvenile Division. Judge Neilson is an active member of various local, state, and national associations and is the Michigan State Representative to the National College of Probate Judges. She received her undergraduate degree from Madonna University and her J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Judge Neilson is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan.
Jeffrey T. Neilson_Lipson Neilson PC_myLawCLEJeffrey T. Neilson | Lipson Neilson PC

One of Lipson Neilson PC’s founders and a shareholder, Jeffrey T. Neilson is known nationally for his expertise in probate litigation, business counseling, estate planning and domestic and family law liability. He is a recognized expert in deftly handling and litigating sensitive areas of domestic and family law and has a proven track record in successfully handling the areas of probate and professional liability litigation.

Mr. Neilson has more than thirty years of experience in matters relating to probate litigation, probate and trust administration and estate/retirement planning, corporate and business representation and succession planning, election law, accounting and legal malpractice, non-profit organizations, taxation issues including tax controversies, and family law.
This experience has been recognized by his appointment by the State Public Administrator to serve as a Wayne County Public Administrator who is frequently selected by the Judges of the Wayne County Probate Court to assume administration of decedent’s estates, guardianships and conservatorships.

Mr. Neilson also acts as a mediator of disputes involving probate, domestic and general civil litigation cases. He has leveraged his specialized knowledge in business, estate planning, taxation and probate law to provide his clients with the added specialized advantage in their representation in trial court proceedings.

In 2018, the State of Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission honored Mr. Neilson for his service as Secretary of the Commission from October 2011 to October 2017. In honoring Mr. Neilson for his service, the Commission made specific mention of his exceptional, and meritorious service in preserving the highest standards of professional conduct for the protection of the public, the courts, and the legal profession.

Mr. Neilson is licensed to practice law in the states of Michigan, Nevada, and Colorado. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan’s Probate Section; the Nevada State Bar; and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants. He is a former member of the Michigan’s Attorney Grievance Commission. His valued insights have been published in a number of national publications including Insurance Advocate and Small Business Opportunities.

Henry Gornbein_Lipson Neilson PC_myLawCLEHenry Gornbein | Lipson Neilson PC

A specialist in all areas of family law including mediation, collaborative law and arbitration, Henry is a former chair of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, a former President of the Michigan Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and a former chair of the Long Range Planning Committee of the National American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and the author of the Spousal Support Chapter of Michigan Family Law published by ICLE. He is the creator and host of the award-winning video series Practical Law, and the creator and host of the video series Gracefully Greying.

After practicing law for 50 years as a specialist in family law and producing a video series aimed at legal issues called Practical Law for over 20 years, Henry Gornbein came up with the streaming video podcast series Gracefully Greying on YouTube. It focuses on interviewing professionals and discussing issues we face when we are aging. Expanding on the podcasts, Henry has partnered with graphic designer/marketer Laurie Blume to strategically develop the GG brand to include a comprehensive website, constant content on social media, educational seminars, e-newsletters, and corporate and community involvement. Gracefully Greying is aimed at the 40 and over age demographics who are, or with, aging parents. This is the largest population in the United States along with the greatest amount of wealth.

Since launching the show in May, of 2019, Henry has shot over 100 shows. Topics focus on legal issues such as elder abuse, the grey divorce, sex, marriage, dating, travel, medical, social, economic, psychological and life-style issues. Guests have included lawyers, judges, doctors, financial planners, retirees, housing experts as well as people who give advice on senior living situations. The topics are endless and relevant. Issues that we may be uncomfortable with or taboo are being dealt with in an open and honest manner to open the door for open and meaningful discussions with family members and communities.

As Gracefully Greying becomes a hub of resource, information, and discussion for the issues that those of us who are gracefully greying or have aging parents face on a daily basis, we seek your input and ideas to make Gracefully Greying the go-to place for all of these important topics. We look forward to hearing from you. You can contact via email to info@GracefullyGreying.com.

•  Divorce Demystified, Everything You Need to Know Before You File For Divorce. By Henry S. Gornbein, Esq.

•  Child Custody: A Complete Guide For Parents which was published in August and is available on Amazon or Momentum Books. Coauthored by Henry S. Gornbein, Esq. and Jack Haynes, PhD.

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I. The various federal and state statutes including the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, The Stored Communications Act and various state regulations | 12:00pm – 12:20pm
II. A discussion of the impact of social media on divorce and child custody | 12:20pm – 12:40pm
III. The arms race in this area including keystroking devices, smart phones, car locators, nanny cams and other electronic devices that are legal in some situations and not in others | 12:40pm – 1:00pm

Break | 1:00pm – 1:10pm

IV. Dos and don’ts for clients regarding Facebook and other forms of social media | 1:10pm – 1:30pm
V. Actual case studies involving this entire area as well as that of revenge porn | 1:30pm – 1:50pm
VI. Perspectives from a family court judge regarding this important area that impacts upon all of our clients | 1:50pm – 2:10pm