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Family Law News 2016, Issue 4, Volume 38, No. 4

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Message from the Chair…………………………………………………………………………………………………..3

Message from the Editor…………………………………………………………………………………………………6

Retraining Family Lawyers to Support Mediating Clients……………………………………………7
By Paula M. Lawhon, CFLS
Many family law attorneys would like to provide mediation services, or be the "separate attorney" for a client in mediation, but do not have adequate training or experience in non-adversarial dispute resolution or collaborative methods to truly support clients in their mediated cases, resulting in difficult and even unsuccessful negotiations. This article discusses the approaches best suited to non-adversarial settlement and what characteristics make certain attorneys better suited to this mode of practice than others.

Term Life Insurance Since In Re Marriage of Burwell (2013).………………………………………14
By R. Ann Fallon
In this article, noted retirement benefit specialist Ann Fallon explains the value of term life insurance beyond its face value, discusses what to disclose regarding term life insurance and how to advise your clients regarding changes of beneficiaries pending divorce. She has provided model language for use in judgments and QDROs for division of term life insurance benefits.

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