Nicole Goetz recently participated in the National Divorce Conference hosted by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and Business Valuation Resources. Top matrimonial attorneys and financial experts presented sessions on cutting-edge topics such as divorce valuation, litigation issues, complex financial analysis and the latest trends in marital and family law. Divorce practitioners and valuation professionals who attended the event gained critical insights from nationally recognized presenters on the latest financial, forensic and legal issues in the matrimonial arena.
Nicole L. Goetz, P.L. attorneys Nicole Goetz and Toni Boettcher recently attended the 2019 Marital and Family Law Review Course in Orlando. The annual course is one of the largest continuing legal education events in the Southeast, and more than 1,600 attend. The course is a comprehensive review of Florida family law and is co-hosted by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – Florida Chapter and the Family Law Section of The Florida Bar. Nicole Goetz is the Immediate Past Chair of the Family Law Section. Here are some photos from the review course, its speakers’ dinner, and Family Law Section committee meetings, which are held each year in conjunction with the course.
Nicole L. Goetz, with the assistance of associate attorney Holly A. Rice, presented an update on and general discussion of family law to the Trial Lawyer’s Section of the Collier County Bar Association on June 2, 2015.
The presentation included a discussion of basic family law as well as certain key bills introduced during the 2015 legislative session. The legislation discussion included bills relating to alimony reform, to parental timesharing with children, to collaborative law, and the legislative portion of the presentation concluded with a discussion of the newly passed law concerning grandparent rights. Ms. Goetz also summarized the status of Same Sex Marriage in Florida and nationally, along with both a historical and current view of the 50 states’ positions on the issue. She concluded the presentation with a brief discussion of key cases and concepts highlighting the intersection of family law with various practice areas to help non-family law lawyers better understand common family law issues that can arise in their practice.
Nicole L. Goetz moderated a discussion between Thomas J. Sasser, Esq. of West Palm Beach and David L. Manz, Esq. of Marathon, on the issue of tax consequences in equitable distribution awards. The discussion included questions and answers addressing the speakers’ differing positions on various issues relative to tax consequences in equitable distributions. Specifically, they addressed whether a trial court is required to reduce assets for potential tax consequences, including future tax consequences, the lawyer’s responsibility to present evidence to the trial court of tax liabilities and contingent tax liabilities, and unequal distributions as alternatives to immediate offsets for future taxes, as well as the viability of the Imminent Sale Doctrine in divorce cases. The live audio webcast presentation, “To Tax Effect or Not: Does the Imminent Sale Doctrine Still Exist?” was jointly presented by the Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar and is available from the Florida Bar in Audio CD.