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Christine Morganti, (505) 797-6028

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Family Law Attorneys to Focus on Boomers and Divorce

Albuquerque, N.M.—The State Bar of New Mexico Family Law Section is sponsoring the upcoming 2011 Family Law Institute, which will focus on the special problems encountered when those over 50 are dealing with divorce. The continuing legal education program will be at the State Bar Center Oct. 14–15.

Special Guest Speaker Janet Green of Farris & Green, Austin, Texas, will cover age-related issues related to divorce, the role adult children play, and pre/postnuptial agreements. Other topics offered will cover Medicaid, Medicare, the Affordable Care Act, the aging brain, and estate planning. A panel will discuss the health care gap, long-term care, and the financial concerns faced by senior citizens.

The Family Law Section seeks to formally recognize the importance of domestic relations law and its complex, sensitive and rapidly changing status. The section provides a forum within the bar through which the study of domestic relations law is encouraged and fostered so that the practice of domestic relations law is improved. The section constantly seeks better ways to ensure that children's interests are protected.

Visit http://www.nmbarcle.org/catalog.aspx?browse=ViewProg&catid=1449 to register and http://www.nmbarcle.org/additionalfiles/1449/CLE-Family-10-14-15.pdf to the full schedule.

Note: News media are welcome to attend and cover this event. Please notify Christine Morganti, cmorganti@nmbar.org or (505) 797-6028 if you plan to attend.

The State Bar of New Mexico was organized in 1886 and is composed of more than 8500 members. Its purposes are to aid the courts in administering justice and preserving the rule of law, and to foster a high standard of integrity and competence within the legal profession.