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Rogers Economics, Inc. is an experienced consulting firm with the expertise you can rely upon. Rogers Economics is headed by R. Mark Rogers. Rogers is a former Federal Reserve economist with almost two decades of experience at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Georgia as an expert on forecasting and data analysis. He is an internationally recognized author on analyzing economic data. His public service as commissioner on the 1998 Georgia Commission on Child Support, years of research, publications in the legal and economics communities, and court-room successes have established him as a leading authority on the economics of this field.

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  • Expert economic analysis for child support cases
  • General economic consulting services
  • Personal injury analysis and other economic damages
  • Web based software for financial applications

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Seminar Announcement

GEORGIA CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES: DEVIATION STRATEGIES

Wednesday afternoon, March 26, 2014
The Mansour Center, Marietta, GA
Sponsored by
Rogers Economics, Inc.
Peachtree City, GA 30269
RogersEconomics.com
678-364-9105

4 regular CLE hours for GA attorneys

This seminar is continually evolving.  It starts by condensing key issues on explaining the basics about Income Shares child support guidelines, traditional rebuttal arguments, and making sure you comply with procedures for deviating.  Underlying facts about selected deviation factors are explained. Then the focus shifts to how to quickly build analysis and exhibits for your Word documents for courtroom arguments. 

The updated seminar tools include a new Excel version of the deviation calculator which covers more deviation factors.  Importantly, you can copy and paste all exhibits into Word!

  • The seminar software now includes an Excel version of the Fulton County version of Rule 24.2 domestic relations financial affidavit.  As soon as you register for this CLE class, the Excel Fulton County financial affidavit is emailed to you—you can make life easier even before the seminar!
  • Many deviations are covered—ranging from travel expenses to day care tax credit to parenting time to agreement of the parties among others. And many special topics are covered such as child dependency exemptions and appellate requirements for when the oldest child emancipates.
  • However, a new area of discussion is on the deviation for payment of the custodial parent’s mortgage.  This covers tax effects (which can improve combined net income) and interaction with alimony.  Yes, this goes a little out of the box and IRS regulations on alimony likely are not what you think.  Just because the judge says it is alimony doesn’t mean the IRS agrees.

Click here for the brochure and registration form.

 

Updated CLE Materials for Child Support Deviation Strategies

The Child Support Deviations Strategies seminar by Rogers Economics now has a track record going back to 2007, starting just after the “new” child support guidelines were implemented.  But there have been many developments since.  Depending on when you attended the Child Support Deviations Strategies Continuing Legal Education class, there have been various additions to the manual that you may find helpful.  Much material also has been added to the CD for updates in software, new Word templates for daily use, and other background material on child support issues.
Click here for a list of key additions to the CLE manual.

The manual is still a great introduction to understanding the thought process of how to deviate in terms of legal principles and economic facts.  If you have new staff, this is the place to start training them. 
Click here for a full list of chapters in the CLE manual.

The CD also has updated and new materials.  These include among others:

  • Excel version of Fulton County Financial Affidavit (plus the standard version in Excel)
  • Updated parenting time calculator for 2012
  • Word templates for Schedule E explanations of why deviating
  • Word templates for selected deviation factors for exhibits showing how deviation amounts were derived

 

The CD still has an extensive list of Excel software and materials not easily found elsewhere.  Click here for a full list of what is included on the CD.

If you would like to order updated CLE materials, click here for an order form.

 

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Child Support Economics

The child support analysis is unparalleled for rebuttal of guideline presumptive awards. Years of experience in working with attorneys have established a strong combination of legal and economic strategies. To learn more about R. Mark Rogers' services in the child support arena, please visit: GuidelineEconomics.com.

Tracking The Economy

R. Mark Rogers is author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Economic Indicators, published by Alpha Books, October 2009. Rogers has established on RogersEconomics.com a directory of key web links for tracking economic indicators and keeping up with monetary and fiscal policy. This sub-directory home page has comprehensive links for U.S. Economic data as well as for many international economic data. It is also a web companion to Rogers' internationally recognized economics book. Professionals and students alike find this website invaluable for finding and learning about economic data and tracking the economy.

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