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October is the time of year for all sorts of professional conferences. Recently, I spent six days in San Diego where I attended 2 gatherings geared toward divorce professionals.

The first conference was organized by The Association of Divorce Financial Planners. This three-day conference was packed with intense coursework covering various financial issues that are likely to be encountered during a divorce. Some of the topics discussed were:

  • How to read a business tax return
  • Executive deferred compensation
  • Complex issues and pitfalls in divorce taxation
  • How to value a business
  • Real estate in divorce
  • Working with high net-worth clients

After that conference, I moved to the second conference, organized by the Academy of Professional Family Mediators. First I attended a pre-conference session with a speaker named Forrest ‘Woody’ Mosten. His talk was titled Mediation: Can mediation be your full-time day job? Woody has always brought forth great information and intriguing ideas.

The rest of the second conference had over 21 sessions offered each day, with topics that included:

  • The role of parenting coordinator
  • Collaborative team mediation
  • Mediating divorces of same sex couples
  • Mediator as educator
  • Step-family plans
  • New ways of mediation
  • How integrated mediation helps with divorce and special needs children


There was a lot of information to take in during these conferences. I look forward to sharing with you everything that I’ve learned in my upcoming blogs!

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