PROGRAM TOPIC: Divorce and Real Estate: Stories from the Trenches…How to Craft Agreements and Decrees to Address the Disposition of Real and Personal Property, and the Distribution of the Proceeds Therefrom. This presentation will discuss true stories about divorce real estate transactions and the agreements, decrees and Court orders that directed the sale of real and personal property, and the distribution of the proceeds therefrom. The speakers will visit the verbiage used, including the good, the bad and the ugly, and offer ideas to avoid the pitfalls and dangers of poorly worded documents. The purpose of this discussion is to also provide insight into the issues, problems and solutions that can be addressed, or possibly cannot be addressed, at the time the agreements are drafted, or orders are entered.
CHRIS CARTER KENT is a Realtor who specializes in assisting divorcing couples with their real estate needs, including the sale or purchase of a residence, mediation of conflict surrounding the residence, rental properties and personal property within the home(s). She has created "Your Transition Concierge," as a service to assist clients with their “Next Move...Moving In, Moving Out, and Moving On.” She has experience in all forms of ADR, including Family Law, Estate and Trust settlements, and Probate. She is a formally trained mediator, and has participated in mediations, arbitrations, Special Master hearings, and Special Commissioner assignments and hearings. She understands the emotional, legal, and financial complexities of life's transitions.
BARRY L. BRODY, ESQ. is a Certified Family Law Specialist, and Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He has practice family law for over 40 years. His primary areas of expertise are business valuations and goodwill calculations, real estate appraisals, stock options, retirement plans, employee benefits and forensic analysis. He is a co-founder of the Arizona State Bar’s Family Law Institute where he is an annual presenter and frequent chair. He has extensive experience in mediation and arbitration, serves as a Special Master in private matters, and as a Judge Pro Tem for the Maricopa County Superior Court.
PLACE: BLUEWATER GRILL