The Pitfalls of Family Law and How to Avoid Them
Author(s): Ontario Bar Association
Publication Date: February 2017
Format: shipped (hardcopy), download (PDF)


Description
The practice of family law can be a minefield for even the most careful and conscientious practitioner. Gain practical and timely advice from experienced family law practitioners, judges, and other family law professionals. Get up to date on the most important family law cases from the past year, and ensure you have the knowledge and skills to handle the range of thorny issues that will inevitably come up when practicing family law.

PROGRAM CHAIRS

Julie Layne, Layne Family Law PC
Michael Zalev, Epstein Cole LLP

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Leading Family Law Cases from the Court of Appeal for Ontario in 2016
The Honourable Gloria Epstein, Court of Appeal for Ontario

Preventing Possible Pitfalls in Collaborative Practice
Deborah Graham, Barrister & Solicitor

Selected Bibliography: Managing Mental Health, Addiction and Personality Disorders
The Honourable Craig Perkins, Superior Court of Justice
Dr. Irwin Butkowsky, Psychologist
Martha McCarthy, Martha McCarthy & Company LLP

How To Enforce Court Orders And Agreements
Robert Fernandes, Kania Buttigieg, Barrister & Solicitors (Brampton)

Top Questions about FRO from the Family Bar
Caroline Brett, Counsel, Family Responsibility Office

Working with Elderly Clients
Nimali Gamage, Goddard Gamage Stephens LLP

Critical Steps for Responding to a Child Abduction
Making Sense of the Process under the Hague Convention

Michael Stangarone, MacDonald & Partners LLP
Stephen Kirby, MacDonald & Partners LLP

Successful Trust Claims
Julie Audet, ALT Divorce (Ottawa)

Essential Advice on How to Resolve a Case Efficiently
The Honourable Frances Kiteley, Superior Court of Justice

What Are the Tax Implications of Retroactive Spousal Support?
Vivian Alterman, ap Valuations Limited

My Accountant Said It Was Okay...Imputing Income and The Self-Employed
Stacie Glazman, Barrister & Solicitor and Chartered Business Valuator

Updated Income Cases
By: Bailey Duller, Associate at Nicole Tellier, Barrister & Solicitor
Submitted by: Stacie Glazman, Barrister & Solicitor and Chartered Business Valuator

Commonly Overlooked Property Issues
Lisa Mendlowicz, Barrister & Solicitor

Mitigating Risk for Children During Access
Sheri Hirschberg, Barrister & Solicitor

Supervise Access: a Conduit to Maximum Contact
Aida Pasha, Chair, Board of Directors, Access for Parents and Children in Ontario

The Impact of Death on Family Law Issues
Katherine Cooligan, Borden Ladner Gervais (Ottawa)

Client Handout: What is Limited Scope Representation?
Unbundled Legal Services: Pitfalls to Avoid
Best Practices for Limited Scope Services: Looking at Issues of Liability and Good Practice
Limited Scope Representation Flow Chart for Lawyers

Submitted by: Yvonne Bernstein, Litigation Director & Counsel, LawPro

Making Unbundled Services and Other Legal Service Alternatives Work for You
Joel Miller, Ricketts Harris LLP

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