While John Weaver was serving as a Family Magistrate (2001-2007; formerly called Family Division Masters) in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland, he developed several resources and "tools" that he regularly used in hearing the evidence and preparing his recommendations concerning the outcome of pendente lite and merits hearings. At the request of the Family Law Section, and as an aid to attorneys to help them become more efficient in their trial preparation and more effective in their presentations, then Master Weaver made his various worksheets and legal materials available at his Law Day 2004 CLE presentation. Upon request, and with the desire that these will continue to prove useful to both bench and bar, the materials are included in their entirety. Below is the Bar Association's description of the program.
Want to know how to present a more effective, concise case before a Master or Judge? Wondering why your client's divorce, alimony or attorney's fees claim was denied, your evidence was not admitted, the support award was much less than you thought it would be, or how come you never heard of the case your adversary cited? Are you looking for efficient trial-tested tools to organize your client's testimony, to avoid missing an important issue, or to train and develop your new associate leading to greater client confidence? Master Weaver will open his toolbox of forms and materials he uses to make recommendations in divorce, visitation/access, custody, alimony, child support, monetary award and modification and contempt proceedings, including some significant cases and resources. Don't miss Master Weaver's Toolbox!
14Pendente Lite Financial Issues - Legal Materials
32Recommendations: Voluntary Impoverishment
37Voluntary Impoverishment - Legal Materials
60Recommendations Case Sheet - Merits
78Pleadings/Grounds for Divorce/Related Relief
(From Rita Rosenkrantz Basic Family Law Training Materials)
94Recommendations: Merits - Monetary Award
97Recommendations: Merits - Alimony
107Winning on Exceptions - Legal Materials
113Financial Statement Preparation: Some Pitfalls and Cross Examination
115Defending Your Client's Financial Statement from Attack,By Geraldine Welikson Hess, Esq. 127Uncontested Divorce: Outline of Party's Testimony
129Uncontested Divorce: Outline of Corroborating Witness's Testimony
130Custody Witness Interview Outline
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John S. Weaver, Of Counsel
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