The Institute 40th Annual


May 4-5, 2018


Event Information

Not Just a Seminar – Interactive Learning with Top Lawyers

The Institute is the premier continuing education opportunity for family law practitioners in Florida.  National and statewide presenters are among the top in their fields offering advanced education for family law attorneys.  Come learn from the best and enjoy networking opportunities with Florida’s top family law attorneys, CPAs and Judges.

Hotel Information

Hotel: Ritz Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes
Address: 4012 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando, FL 32837
Rate: $249 per night
Reservation Information: To reserve your room online, please click here. To reserve by phone, please call 800.266.9432 and mention AAML Florida.

Overflow Hotel Information:
Courtyard by Marriott Orlando South/John Young Parkway
Rate: $131 per night
Reservation information: To reserve your room online, please click here. To reserve by phone, please call 1.800.MARRIOTT and ask for the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers group rate or reference the rate code “XAA”.

Event Schedule

FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018 –

Participants will rotate in small groups through the five sessions.

Session A: 8:30a – 10:00a
Session B: 10:00a – 11:30a
Session C: 11:30a – 1:00p
Lunch: 1:00p – 2:00p
Session D: 2:00p – 3:30p
Session E: 3:30p – 5:00p
40th Anniversary Gala: 7:00p – 10:00p
SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2018 –
8:30a – 9:15a

Agreements – The “Write” Stuff:
Avoiding Pitfalls and Traps in Agreements

Charles Fox Miller, Esq.

9:15a – 10:00a

How to Keep Your Clients Out of Court…yes it is a good thing
Randall Kessler, Esq.

10:00a – 10:45a

No, You Cannot Do That – Ethical Considerations in Family Law
Ralph “RT” White, Esq.

10:45a – 12:00p

Case Law Update
Cynthia Greene, Esq.


Psycho-Social Issues as they Impact Co-Parenting and Attorney Case Management
Dr. Deborah Day, Psy.D., Dr. Jan Faust, Ph.D., & Caroline Black Sikorske, Esq.

Taxation in Family Law Cases. To include an in-depth discussion of the 2018 tax changes
David Manz, Esq. & Jim Gilbert, CPA, ABV, CFF

Finding the Income When It Seems Impossible – The Imputation Dilemma
Reuben Doupe, Esq.

The Business Must Have a Value…
Richard West, Esq. & Adam Magill, MBA, CBA, CVA, MAFF

How to Guide to International Issues in Family Law Cases
Jorge Cestero, Esq. & Bob Aronson, Esq.

Join us as we celebrate 40 years of bringing the top family law education to Florida! Cocktail attire (suits for the gentlemen and cocktail dress for ladies). This is a ticketed event.

CLE Information for the 40th Annual Institute

The 40th Annual Institute has been approved for the following CLE Credit.

CLE Program:
General: 13.0 Hours
Ethics: 2.5 Hours

Certification Program:
Marital & Family Law: 13.0 Hours

CJE Credits:
Total Approved CJE Hours: 11.25 Hours of which 1.75 is Ethics