Meeting Registration / Schedule / Agenda

The Summer Meeting of the North Carolina Association of

Professional Family Mediators

Calculations for High Combined Income Couples Falling Outside the

NC Child Support Guidelines

The summer NCAPFM meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at the Starmount Forest Country Club in Greensboro.


Attorney Charles W. (Chas) Coltrane will discuss Calculations for High Combined Income Couples Falling Outside the NC Child Support Guidelines. He will also discuss Child Support topics typically arising in mediation including:

  • Actual Income vs. In-kind income or gifts
  • How income is defined
  • Fluctuating Income
  • Lifestyle of Parent and Child
  • Modifying child support
  • Retirement or Changes in Income
  • Transparency in Spending
  • Incorporating child support agreement vs not (Pataky)
  • Drafting the agreement or order

Charles W. (Chas) Coltrane is a member of the Greensboro law firm of Coltrane and Overfield, PLLC where he practices family law and serves as a mediator and arbitrator for family law cases. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1985 and his Juris Doctorate from the Wake Forest University School of Law in 1990. He became a member of the NC State Bar in 1990 and Georgia State Bar in 1991. Mr. Coltrane has been a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law in NC since 1996 and he was Chair of the Family Law Specialist Committee of the NC State Bar from 2009 – 2012. He was Chair of the Family Law Council of the Family Law Section of the NC Bar Association from 2001 – 2002 and has served on and chaired several committees of the Family Law section of the NC Bar Association. Mr. Coltrane has also been a Fellow in the Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 2012 (Chapter President in 2019). He is also certified as a family financial mediator by the NC Dispute Resolution Commission.

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9:30-9:45 — Registration and networking

9:45-11:45 — Educational program

11:45 – 12:15 – Business Meeting

12:15 – 1:00 — Lunch

Lunch Options:

  • Pan seared chicken breast with gruyere custard potatoes, roasted leeks, Vichy carrots, mushroom duxelles and pan jus.
  • Smoked pork tenderloin with apple butter, succotash and potato fritter.
  • Roasted vegetable lasagna with ricotta, pasta, fresh mozzarella and pomodoro sauce
  • Each plated lunch comes with a salad and beverage.


Wednesday, June 1, 2022 9:30 AM

NCAPFM Summer Training – High Income outside Child Support Guidelines

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This will be  held at the Starmount Forest Country Club

Questions? Contact Brooke Schmidly at  We’ll be happy to help.

We look forward to seeing you!




Information about our general meetings:

During the COVID pandemic, we have been meeting via Zoom.  In order to be flexible with our presenters, meeting dates are announced approximately 4 weeks in advance.   Additional educational programming for future meetings will be forthcoming.

The agenda for most meetings (Except Fall) includes:

  •  9:00 – 9:45        Coffee, light breakfast snack, and networking
  •  9:45 – 10:00      Brief Membership Meeting
  • 10:00 – 12:00     Education program beginning promptly at 10:00
  • 12:00 – 12:45     Lunch – provided by the NCAPFM

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 2018 Tax Legislation and How it Affects 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
  • High Conflict Couples
  • Top Child Topics for Family Mediators