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EFFECTIVELY ARGUING CONTEMPT ISSUES IN FAMILY LAW CASES


--- 1.0 AZ,CA,CT,FL,ID,IL,NJ,NY,PA,VA,WA
--- tort law
--- course production date: 10/3/2015
--- presented by GENN BRENTLEY TANNER

GENN BRENTLEY TANNER
This course is designed to educate the family law attorney about the nuances of criminal contempt versus civil contempt and the considerations when attempting to seek relief under the powers of contempt. The lecture will also talk about the burdens of proof, the standards of proof, and the reasons why an order for contempt needs to be correct to avoid appeal issues.

Key course points are:
• Comprehending the differences between criminal vs. civil contempt.
• Using contempt as an enforcement tool.
• Understanding procedural issues with contempt.
• Ensuring that orders of contempt are sufficient.


--- presented by GENN BRENTLEY TANNER

Gene Brentley Tanner is a partner at Sullivan & Tanner, P.A., where currently represents clients in all aspects of family law including separation agreements, pre-marital agreements, post-marital agreements, custody and visitation, support matters, property division, complex equitable distribution, military pension division orders, certified orders acceptable for processing, qualified domestic relations orders, and litigation.

Mr. Tanner earned his B.A., in political science, degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his J.D. degree Business Track from the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University. Mr. Tanner is a North Carolina Board-Certified Specialist in Family Law. He has been selected as a rising star in the 2013 North Carolina Super Lawyers publication and has been elected to Business North Carolina magazine’s Family Law Legal Elite in 2014. He is a member of the Tenth Judicial District Bar, the Wake County Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association, and the NCBA Family Law Section.

Mr. Tanner is a member of the Family Forum Committee for the Family Law Section of the NCBA. He has published articles in the areas of federal pension division and property division by North Carolina Lawyer's Weekly, Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, Oregon Family Lawyer, Michigan Bar Journal, North Carolina Family Forum, and in the Member’s Online Resource Center of the American Bar Association Family Law Section. Mr. Tanner has presented at continuing legal education seminars in several states regarding military issues in divorce cases. He has also presented webinar courses in the areas of military custody and child support, military pension division issues, and The Service members Civil Relief Act to assist service members both active duty and Guard/Reserve. He has presented seminars on divorce taxation and support issues.
Mr. Tanner represents clients in all counties within North Carolina. He has previously represented clients in the following counties: Wake, Durham, Orange, Chatham, Lee, Franklin, Granville, Alamance, Harnett, Moore, Wayne, Johnston, Cumberland, Sampson, Transylvania, Onslow, Nash, Craven, Currituck, Hoke, and Robeson Counties.