The North Carolina Association of Professional Family Mediators

Supporting the practice of family mediation and promoting professional excellence

Meeting Registration/Schedule/Agenda

The following meeting schedule has been set for 2018.  Additional educational programming for future meetings will be forthcoming.


Winter Meeting – Thursday, December 6, 2018

Tre Morgan, JD  and Michael Kothkota, CFP, CDFA – Wolfbridge Financial

Tre Morgan and Mike Kothakota have created a complex statistical analysis tool that uses hundreds of alimony orders in Wake, Mecklenburg, Durham and New Hanover counties to “predict” potential court alimony rulings based upon the past rulings in that county. The modeler is able to compare different cases commonly but adapts to a case’s unique circumstances — such as measurable county differences in amount, length, and propensity to order alimony. It not only addresses judge’s orders, but also provides data on consent orders.

The modeler already has shown its value in settlement negotiations, especially mediation. All mediations in which it has been introduced have settled.  This will be an exciting presentation!  Not one that you want to miss!


The agenda for most meetings (Except Fall) includes:

  •  9:30 – 10:00      Coffee and conversation.
  • 10:00 – 12:00     Education program beginning promptly at 10:00
  • 12:00 – 12:30      Lunch – provided by the NCAPFM
  • 12:30 – 1:00        Membership business meeting – All members are encouraged to attend


Membership meeting agenda items should be submitted to the NCAPFM president or secretary at least two weeks prior to that meeting’s date.

Guests are welcome at any of our meetings, although there is a charge of $10.00 for any non-member who would like to receive a continuing education certificate.

If you a current member of the NCAPFM and would like to bring a guest, please register that guest through the EventBrite registration portal that is emailed to you during the month preceding the meeting.

If you are not a member of the NCAPFM and you wish to attend as our guest, we would be happy to have you.  Please contact our Meeting Registrar, Mr. Mike Musselman, by sending an email HERE.

Previous educational presentations that the NCAPFM has had at meetings:

  •         The new 2018 Tax Legislation and How it Affects Us as Mediators
  • The Problem with Money – And How to Mediate Around It
  • Mediation Theory and Practice
  • Opening Statements – The Mediator’s and Counsels’
  • Divorce Financial Analysts in Mediation, Collaboration and Litigation    
  • Protecting Children from the Burdens of Divorce
  • Writing Mediation Summaries – How to Avoid the Practice of Law
  • The Financial Aspects of Divorce – How Settlement Options Affect Your Client’s Financial
  • Back to the Basics:  What does John Haynes, one of family mediation’s founders, have to teach us about process?
  • Selected and Unusual Financial Issues Found in Mediation
  • The Gray Divorce – Redefining the Golden Years
  • The Social Science of Custody Schedules
  • An Introduction to Non-violent Communication