Sarah C. Mitchell to Present at Comprehensive Program on Divorce Law

AUBURN, Maine – Skelton Taintor & Abbott shareholder Sarah C. Mitchell will be a featured speaker at the National Business Institute™ Divorce Law Boot Camp, to be held at the Holiday Inn Portland-By The Bay on December 10, 2018. The day-long event will be a comprehensive, hands-on approach to divorce practice. It is designed for attorneys and may be used for continuing legal education credit. It will also be beneficial for paralegals and accountants working in the field of family law. 

The program aims to provide real-life insights into divorce practice—from motions to agreements to valuation of marital property. Mitchell will lead two sessions, Experts in Divorce and Valuing and Dividing Assets. 

Experts in Divorce will focus on what experts such as business valuators, accountants, appraisers, custody evaluators, mental health experts, financial planners, vocational experts and medical experts do and how to utilize them. Mitchell will discuss what is involved in working with experts and how to prepare them for testimony. Lastly, she will provide some sample questions that these experts will face on direct and on cross examination. 

In the session Valuing and Dividing Assets, Mitchell will take attendees through issues pertaining to marital assets. Topics will include tracing commingled/transmuted assets, real property, QDROs (qualified domestic relations orders) and retirement plans, business valuations, life and health insurance, common mistakes in dividing assets and settlement traps to avoid. 

Mitchell represents clients throughout southern, central and mid-coast Maine. Her practice at Skelton Taintor & Abbott concentrates on family law. She assists clients through divorce, separation, parental rights, child support, alimony, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, post-judgment matters, custody and visitation, grandparent rights, collaborative divorce and alternative dispute resolution. She is also the firm’s hiring partner and trial practice group leader. 

Mitchell is a fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys and has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America© for her work in family law. She is a member of the Androscoggin County Bar Association, the women’s law section, and the Maine Bar Association, family law section.  

Skelton Taintor & Abbott is one of Maine’s leading law firms serving individuals and businesses in litigation and general representation throughout northern New England for more than 150 years. The firm has been named in U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in America. For more information, visit or call 207-784-3200.