3rd Annual "Bread and Butter" Issues in Family Law (Archived Video Stream) 

Sep. 21, 2012
Toronto Online


This is the archived version of a program presented on September 21, 2012.  This will not become available until 2 weeks after the orginal program date.  To order this format please click on the "REGISTER NOW" button.   

Certain issues arise daily and family law lawyers need the skills and knowledge to address these “bread and butter” issues.  This video will provide practical information on new legislative developments and recent jurisprudence, and tips and strategies for solving frequently occurring problems.  Hear the experts speak on pensions, marriage contracts, striking pleadings, support obligations, “butterfly transactions”, custody/access assessments and other significant family law issues.

Program Chairs:

Alex Finlayson, Barrister and Solicitor
James Herbert, Chappell Partners LLP




  • Brief overview of the new pension regime
  • Pitfalls of the new pension regime

Peter Martin, Golden Actuarial Services – Mississauga


Marriage Contracts

  • Dos and don’ts of marriage contracts

Stephen Grant, Grant & Sadvari


Striking Pleadings

  • Review of the law relating to the striking of pleadings
  • The decision of Justice Kiteley in W. (L.H.) v. W. (A.E.F.) 2012 CarswellOnt 6566

Lorna Yates, Ballantyne Yates LLP



Creative Ways of Settling Equalization or Support Obligations

  • “Butterfly Transactions” are a little known but effective way of satisfying equalization and spousal support obligations
  • Overview and practical tips

William Abbott, MacDonald & Partners


Lump Sum Spousal Support Awards

  • The Court of Appeal’s decision in Davis v. Crawford 2011 ON CA 294 (Carswell Ont 2512)

Erin Reid, McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP – London


Custody/Access Assessments

  • Bolstering or attacking custody/access assessments
  • Best practices and tips

Nicole Tellier, Barrister & Solicitor




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