FAMILY LAW "HOT" TOPICS:
Rainier Square Conference Center, Seattle
October 6, 2006
8:30 Registration & Coffee Service
9:00 Welcome, Cynthia Whitakar
9:05 No More Ponies? Extrapolation, Extraordinary
Expenses, and Equal Residential Time
Extra-schedule issues, including a preview of McCausland and M.M.G.,
child support cases that the Supreme Court will hear this Fall.
E.R. Skone. Kinzel, Allen, Skone & Searing
Teresa C. McNally, Attorney at Law
10:15 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is –
Are Marital Agreements Now Enforceable
Property status and settlement agreements, intentional and
unintentional, with special emphasis on the effect of Dewberry.
Catherine W. Smith, Edwards Sieh Smith & Goodfriend P.S.
11:15 Who's Your Momma?
Parents and Parenting in the 21st Century
Recent Supreme Court cases defining parenting and who is a parent.
Patricia Novotny, Attorney at Law
Ken Masters, Wiggins & Masters, PLLC
12:15 Lunch, on your own
Agenda, Page 2
1:15 Welcome, Catherine W. Smith
1:20 Good News and Bad News:
New Research on Residential Schedules & DV
Are alternate weekends Friday to Sunday a thing of the past? Should
they be? Is all “domestic violence” the same? Should different types be
treated the same? When is a perpetrator cured? What is the effect on
children of witnessing domestic violence? Is there any effect if they do not
actually see it? Is abuse of pets a factor to consider in parenting plans?
Carol Bailey Medwell, Carol Bailey & Associates, PLLC
Roland D. Maiuro, Ph.D
2:15 I'd Rather Go Blind Than See You Walk Away From Me:
Stories from the Relocation Trenches
Panel discussion of recent problems in interpretation and enforcement of
the Relocation Act
Moderator, Cynthia Whitaker
Carl T. Edwards. Edwards, Sieh, Smith & Goodfriend, P.S.
Stella L. Pitts, Stella L Pitts & Associates PLLC
Honorable Leonid (Les) Ponomarchuk, Lead Family Court
Commissioner, King County Superior Court
3:30 I Can't Get No Satisfaction:
Mediation, Arbitration, CR2A Agreements
and Psychology of Settlement
Panel discussion of consequences, intended and unintended, of ADR
Moderator: Catherine Smith, Edwards Sieh Smith & Goodfriend P.S.
Jerry Kimball, Attorney at Law
Cheryl Russell, Attorney at Law
Honorable George Finkle, Judicial Dispute Resolution (Retired Superior
Social, Crepe de Paris Restaurant