Critical Issues at the Intersection of Family Law and Trust and Estates Law
Author(s): Ontario Bar Association
Publication Date: March 2018
Format: shipped (hardcopy), download (PDF)

Family law and estate law are just two acts in the same play. To keep the plot moving forward, family lawyers need to understand trusts and estates law when putting together marriage contracts and separation agreements. Estates lawyers need to consider family law rights and obligations when developing estate plans and conducting estate litigation. Gain practical strategies and valuable tools for addressing essential issues at the intersection of family law, and trusts and estates law with this essential program.


Benjamin Arkin, Arkin Estate Law
Robert Shawyer, Shawyer Family Law & Mediation


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