CE Financial Considerations in Family Mediation

Title: CE Financial Considerations in Family Mediation

“CE Financial Considerations in Family Mediation” mediator continuation education is presented by Tennessee Valley Mediation Association (TVMA) and Keith H. Burroughs

Come hear and discuss this professional’s perspective on mediation.

This class is pending approval for 1 hour of CME credit.


July 17 2018 – 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Social starts at 5:30 pm with food and beverages.


Middlebrook Mediation and Training Center, 2117 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37921


$5 TVMA members | $20 non-members |$0 for non-credit attendance


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Who should attend:

Anyone needing continuous education for general, legal, and ethics credits to improve their mediator skills.

Class Content:

Attorney Burroughs will address the importance of ” Estate Planning and Other Financial Considerations in Family Mediations,”  with special emphasis on the following topics:

(a) the use of SEGLIA and FEGLIA Life Insurance Plans–federal programs that trump state court divorce decrees and mediation agreements;

(b) The use of Deeds of Trust (Mortgages) to secure the non-residential spouse’s equity interest in the family home if the home is not going to be sold/auctioned right away;

(c) Problems with conveying real property interests by Quit Claim Deeds when both spouses are on the mortgage, i.e., the Mediation Agreement and Deed do not bind the lender;

(d) The use of Standby Irrevocable Trusts to receive life insurance proceeds to avoid the need for guardianships of minor children.

About the Presenter:

Mr. Burroughs received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting (1984) and his Master of Accountancy with a concentration in Taxation (1985) from the University of Tennessee College of Business Administration, and his Juris Doctorate (1990) from the University of Tennessee College of Law. Keith is a shareholder of Egerton, McAfee, Armistead & Davis, PC., and is currently the President of the Knoxville Bar Association for 2018. He has been practicing since 1990 in the areas of Estate Planning, Trusts, Probate, Taxation, Business Organization and Planning, and Trust and Estate Litigation. Keith is a frequent speaker regarding Estate Planning and Administration to both professional and lay audiences.

Keith is admitted to the Tennessee Bar, the United States Tax Court, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. He is a member of the Knoxville, Tennessee, and American Bar Associations. He is actively involved in the Knoxville Community, serving on the Boards of several local charities and organizations, and is an active member of Fountain City United Methodist Church and its Chancel Choir.  Keith has been recognized several years as a Top Attorney for Estate Planning and Trust and Estate Administration in the annual City View Magazine attorney poll.

Tennessee Valley Mediation Association (TVMA)

Tennessee Valley Mediation Association is a 501(c) non-profit organization with the mission to provide Rule 31 mediation training and continuous education for existing and prospective professionals wanting to perform mediation services. The TVMA offers Rule 31 training in civil and family law.

Anyone needing continuous education for general, legal, and ethics credits may attend on the third Tuesday of each month. The time is 6:00 – 7:00 pm.

For more information visit www.tnmediators.com.


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