When Family Law Collides: Essential Interdisciplinary Issues
Author(s): Ontario Bar Association
Publication Date: February 2018
Format: shipped (hardcopy), download (PDF)

The practice of family law necessitates a critical understanding of various other complex legal areas, and the impact they can have on your files. Gain valuable insights from our diverse faculty, with a wide array of expertise beyond family law, as we explore the key issues from corporate and education law, to criminal law and more. Plus, hear from LAWPRO on the potential pitfalls that arise where these legal areas collide and how to avoid them.


Julie A. Layne, Layne Family Law Professional Corporation
Laura Oliver, Law Office of Laura E. Oliver


Family Law at the Crossroads: Avoiding Negligence Claims
Yvonne Bernstein, Lawyers' Professional Indemnity Company

The Intersection of Criminal and Family Law: Concurrent Domestic Violence Charges
Tracey Nieckarz, Barrister & Solicitor, Thunder Bay
With special thanks to:
Kathleen Commisso, J.D.
Adam Mason (law student)
Jessica Alves (law student)

Navigating Interjurisdictional Enforcement of Support Orders
Michelle Douglas-Cummings, Senior Counsel, MAG Civil Law Division, FRO Branch

Where in the World is... The Jurisdiction?
Jurisdictional Considerations in Custody and Access Matters

Sheila Gibb, Partner, Epstein Cole LLP
Hilary Ingle, Student-at-Law, Epstein Cole LLP

Jurisdictional Issues: Property & Support
Michael J. Stangarone, MacDonald & Partners LLP
Stephen P. Kirby, MacDonald & Partners LLP

Evidence Issues in Family Law
Harold Niman, Niman Gelgoot and Associates LLP

Evidence Issues Relating to Children
Alfred A. Mamo, McKenzie Lake Lawyers

The Ten Evidence "Rules" That Every Family Law Lawyer Needs to Know
Rollie Thompson, QC, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University

Overview of the Oppression Remedy for Family Law Practitioners
Matthew P. Sammon, Partner, Lenczner Slaght LLP
Sarah Bittman, Student-at-law, Lenczner Slaght LLP

Corporate Law Considerations in Negotiating Separation Agreements
Vivian Alterman, ap Valuations Limited
Lorna M. Yates, Cohen Peeters Yates LLP
Erin Simpson, Cohen Peeters Yates LLP

Critical Advice for Effectively Dealing with Canada Revenue Agency
A. Christina Tari, Tari Law - Tax Dispute Resolution

Working with Schools in Custody and Access Disputes from a School Board Lawyer's Perspective - Tips for the Family Law Bar
Kimberley Ishmael, Keel Cottrelle LLP

Valuable Strategies for Bringing or Responding to Motions to Change Schools
Steven Benmor, Benmor Family Law Group

Indigenous Families and Child Welfare: Lawyers' Role in Creating and Solving the Current Crisis
Katherine Hensel, Hensel Barristers Professional Corp.
Mary ("Molly") Churchill, Hensel Barristers Professional Corp.

Key Estate Planning Concerns when Preparing Marriage Contracts for Second Marriages
John G. Illingworth, Atwood Labine LLP

What you Need to Know when Considering an Appeal
George Karahotzitis, Thomson, Rogers
Rebecca D. Organ, Thomson, Rogers
Patrick Schmidt, Thomson, Rogers

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