Impact of Culture and Religion on Divorce and DV

Date: Nov 13, 2023 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Online

Member Price: $140

Non-Member Price: $175

Event Code: I138223

Areas of Law: Criminal Law, Family

Earn up to 2.4 credits, including 1.0 in Diversity! (More Information)

Faculty

Keynote

Moderator

Sheryl J. Seiden, Esq.
Seiden Family Law, LLC, Cranford

Presenters

Ehsan F. Chowdhry, Esq., LLM
E F Chowdhry Law Practice, LLC, Neptune
Christopher J. Fusco, Esq.
Diocese of Metuchen, Metuchen
Anthony P. Kearns, III, Esq.
Diocese of Metuchen, Piscataway
Krista Rue, Esq.
John Rue & Associates, LLC, Princeton

Presented in cooperation with the NJSBA Family Law Section

New Jersey is a diverse state which means that your clients are also diverse, from many religious and cultural backgrounds. No where do religion and culture have a great impact than in family law issues. Marriages are almost always influenced by cultural norms and values and therefore, so are divorces.

Religion and culture not only influence someone’s decision to get a divorce or file for custody, but they also influence their expectations in the legal process, and their interpersonal relationships within their communities. In order to properly represent your clients, it is vital that you understand the large role that a client’s ethnic, culture or religious background plays in their life during this especially trying time. 

Register today to hear a thorough comparison of black-letter law with the realities of daily life for your clients, opening a window into their lives and enabling you to become a better advocate, advisor and litigator.

Topics include:

  • The role of husband and wife in a family;
  • Attitudes and religious laws concerning divorce;
  • Pre-marital agreements and issues;
  • The various types of religious processes, including annulments (Catholic), gets (Jewish) and talaq (Muslim);
  • Child Custody issues – religion, holidays, schooling;
  • Child support;
  • Foreign divorce judgments;
  • Visitation issues; and
  • Issues that arise from arranged marriages.

CLE Credits
NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 2.4 hours of total CLE credit, including 1.0 in Diversity (Full Credits Available: NJ Advanced Diversity: 1.0, NJ General: 1.4).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Diversity Non-Transitional: 1.0, NY Professional Practice Non-Transitional: 1.0
PA CLE:PA Ethics Credit: 0.5, PA Substantive Credit: 1.5
New: No PACLE fee is required for this program. To earn PA CLE credits, a valid PA Bar ID number must be entered into the CLE form provided after attending the program.

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