Divorce Act, Explained: Part II (Webinar Repeat) 

Oct. 11, 2019 - Aug. 31, 2030
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Time: This is the archived version of a program presented on October 11, 2019.

Erin Brook, Brook Law
Samantha de Wit, Brown Henderson Melbye

Moderator: Stuart Rennie, Legislation and Law Reform Officer, CBABC
Format: Webinar Recording with a quiz component
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Bill C-78 introduces new relocation provisions in the Divorce Act. Relocation is a change in the place of residence of either the child, or a person with parenting time or decision-making responsibilities. For the first time, court orders authorizing or prohibiting the relocation of the child will be permitted under the Divorce Act, while BC’s Family Law Act has had this tool for years. How do you forecast which is the best statute for your family law clients? Take this webinar and keep above the tide.


About Erin Brook

Erin Brook is the lawyer behind Brook Law. Located in Downtown Nanaimo, Brook Law services Duncan to Port Alberni including Campbell River and Courtenay, and offers a variety of legal services including Family Law, General Litigation, Employment Law, Wills/Estates and Independent Legal Advice on agreements.

Erin helps her clients navigate the legal process by providing them with the information they need to make the right decisions for their individual circumstances. At Brook Law you are more than a file. We understand how the legal process can be overwhelming and it is our job to help guide you through the process. You will be an active participant in your case. You will be kept informed and up to date on the progress of your file.  Erin knows that Lawyers are expensive friends to have so she will work with you to set a course for your case and give you direction so that you can get the most out of the money you invest in your legal representation.

About Samantha de Wit

Samantha is originally from Cape Town, South Africa. She immigrated to Canada with her parents and younger brother in the early 1990s, ending up in the prairie province of Manitoba of all places.

Samantha received her LL.B. from the University of Manitoba in 2009, after which she articled with Legal Aid Manitoba in the areas of child protection, family law, mental health law and criminal law.

Following her Call to the Bar in June 2010, Samantha spent her first three years of practice at a well-respected family law boutique firm in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she acted on a wide array of family legal files and appeared in Court on Case Conferences, Chambers Applications and Court of Queen’s Bench Trials.

In June 2013, Samantha made the move to Victoria, B.C. with her golden retriever and orange tabby cat, in order to move closer to members of her family.Samantha began her B.C. family law practice at a large reputable downtown firm in Victoria, where she practiced for three years in their family law department before joining Brown Henderson Melbye in October 2016.

Samantha’s practice is focused solely on family law, and ranges from negotiation, mediation, and if necessary, litigation in Court, in order to resolve family disputes. As well, Samantha is a trained Collaborative Family Law lawyer with the Collaborative Family Separation Professionals Group in Victoria.

Samantha understands that the end of a relationship is a significant and emotional event in one’s life, in particular where parties have had children together and their financial lives have become intertwined. Samantha can assist you in figuring out the tricky path towards moving on, including resolving parenting issues, support issues and issues relating to property and debt.

About Stuart Rennie
For the last 22 years, Stuart has been the Legislation and Law Reform Officer for the CBA British Columbia Branch. He is also a lawyer in private practice and a records management consultant.  In addition to his law degree, Stuart has a Masters degree in Library and Information Science from UBC.

He has helped develop The Sedona Canada Principles Addressing Electronic Discovery in Civil Litigation. And is also co-author of the standard records management manual for the Local Government Management Association of British Columbia. Stuart is an adjunct professor at UBC. We are pleased to have him with our CBABC Professional Development Program.

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