The Impact of the Elderly Getting Divorced in Texas

Legal Area:        Family Civil Litigation Real Property Estate Planning
Total Credit Hours:        1.50
Ethics Credit Included:        0.25
Registration Fee:        $38.00
Course Materials:        textaudiovideo
Session END DATE:        07/31/2019
Information:        NOW AVAILABLE

** available any time of day and in time increments convenient to you through end date above **, together with the Houston Bar Association, are pleased to present a special online CLE program designed to address the myriad of legal issues associated with the elderly getting divorced in Texas. This course will cover issues pertaining to the capacity of the elderly client and whether a guardianship or guardian ad litem need be appointed. The effect of existing powers of attorney executed by the client will be discussed along with the issue of when capacity is the reason for the divorce. This seminar will address how to maintain the attorney-client confidentiality while dealing with decision-making by adult children and other unique issues posed by blended families. This presentation will also cover the effects of dividing an estate that may be insufficient to support one or both of the parties post-divorce, as well as breaches of fiduciary duty between the spouses or by an attorney for a spouse. Best advice tips for representing an elderly client will also be provided. This course features streaming video and audio (as well as downloadable MP3 audio) presentations from a live CLE seminar on this topic that was originally conducted by the Houston Bar Association on March 2, 2018. You can access this presentation on demand at any time during the course of the seminar session.

Some of the subjects for this course include:

  • Attorney-Client Relationship and Family Dynamics

  • Capacity Issues, Competency, and Guardianship

  • Use of Power of Attorney During the Divorce Process

  • Tools to Determine SP/CP

  • Estate Division Issues

  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty

  • Effects on Social Security Benefits, Public Benefits, & Financing LTC

  • Best Advice Tips for Representing an Elderly Client

  • Speakers for this course include:

    Molly Dear Abshire, who is an attorney with the firm of Wright Abshire Attorneys, P.C. More information may be found on her firm's website.

    Chris Spofford, who is an attorney with the firm of Chris A. Spofford, P.C. More information may be found on his firm's website.


    This course is approved for credit by the MCLE Committees of the STATE BAR OF TEXAS and the STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA (MCLE Provider #8648).
    These are not self-study credits, but rather 'participatory' credits as you would receive for attending a traditional, live CLE seminar.

    In addition, regular CLE credits for this course may also be available in a number of other states through CLE Reciprocity, such as FLORIDA. Please check with your State Bar regarding accreditation information.

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