Family Law

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  • The Corporate Divorce: Where Corporate Law and Family Law Collide

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    This paper examines the concept of corporate divorce, where one or both of the separating parties is either a shareholder or a director of a private corporation. The paper discusses, with the aid of a fictional case study, issues relating to ongoing business needs, child or spousal support obligations, director and personal liabilities, equitable matrimonial property division, and contractual and corporate law mechanisms for resolving shareholder conflicts.

    A checklist and precedents are included to help identify and mitigate a client’s personal liability and provide sample language for use in formal family law agreements.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s 52nd Annual Refresher: Family Law program in Lake Louise on May 5–7, 2019.

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  • The Domestic Contract – Which is Which and When to Use It

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    This author discusses the three basic types of domestic contract – the cohabitation agreement, prenuptial agreement and marriage contract – and discusses how to identify when to use which.  A good first step is to identify the relationship. The type of relationship can dictate the type of agreement needed, and the applicable legislation. (For instance, are the parties living common law? Are they engaged, i.e. contemplating marriage?)

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    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Domestic Contracts seminar in October and November, 2015.

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  • The Eligible Dependent Tax Credit: Turning a Bad Situation into Good Money

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    This paper addresses how to properly arrange affairs to allow for successful claiming of the eligible dependent tax credit [EDTC]. It also provides advice for structuring separation agreements to maximize the potential available under the EDTC. The paper provides a brief fact pattern illustrating what a successfully structured EDTC looks like. Then, it sets out the limits of the EDTC, the requirements for it to succeed, and how the deduction functions. There is also a brief discussion on the family law implications of this process. Recent developments in the jurisprudence are also highlighted.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Family Law During Recessionary Times seminar in Calgary on October 4, 2017 and in Edmonton on October 11, 2017.

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  • The Family Trust – It could be Matrimonial Property

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    These authors examine the issue of whether all or part of the assets in a family trust can be attached in a matrimonial claim. They look at these and other issues: the distinction between discretionary and contingent interests, the likely factors applicable in determining if a trust asset should be included in family property for the purposes of matrimonial property division, and ideas on how to avoid the problem altogether. They offer case analysis in situations where a trust was treated as family property and where it was not.

    This paper was presented at the Constructive Trust Claims seminar in January, 2014.

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  • The Gambler: Understanding the Risks and Factors in Business Valuations

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    This paper examines commonly accepted approaches and considerations for the valuation of viable and not viable going concern businesses. It discusses valuation approaches, methods, and types of valuation reports. It also highlights certain inputs of the valuation analysis that can significantly impact the results of the overall valuation conclusion; for example, owner-manager remuneration, debt to equity ratio, working capital, and others.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Business Issues in Family Law Matters program in Calgary on January 17, 2018 and in Edmonton on January 24, 2018.

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  • The Intersection of Family & Criminal Law Proceedings

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    Family and criminal law routinely intersect, and it is important for counsel to be aware of the potential implications of actions in one area on the other. This paper focuses on that intersection of family and criminal law, discussing topics such as: charges and bail, pre-trial orders (for example, Child Protection Orders or Emergency Protection Orders), implications of criminal prosecution on family law proceedings, and information sharing. The paper also reviews Criminal Code sections that intersect with family law matters. Tips for family law lawyers dealing with a client whose spouse or partner is criminally charged are also provided.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Intersection of Family and Criminal Law seminar held in Calgary on March 11, 2017 and in Edmonton on March 18, 2017.

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  • The Intersection of Family, Real Estate and Wills and Estates

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    Author: Darryl A. Aarbo, Jocelyn A. Frazer and F. Murray Pritchard
    This short paper offers succinct descriptions of the traps that can arise for lawyers dealing with joint property and other issues in each of the areas of family law, real estate and wills and estates.  
     
    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Law and Practice Update seminar in November, 2014.
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  • The Intersection of Immigration and Family Law: Immigration Tips for Family Lawyers

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    Based on the intersection between family and immigration law, this paper highlights some of the immigration related issues that family lawyers may encounter. Written from the perspective of an immigration lawyer, this paper addresses numerous topics including sponsorship, international adoption, marriage fraud, foreign divorce, and custody and access when one parent has foreign status.

    This paper was presented at the 46th Annual Family Law Refresher in April of 2013.

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  • The Intersection of Immigration and Family Law: Immigration Tips for Family Lawyers

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    This paper highlights some common intersections between immigration law and family law and provides practical tips from an immigration lawyer’s perspective for family lawyers to consider.

    Topics include spousal and child support obligations, restrictions on sponsorship of family members, custody and access issues, implications of foreign divorce law, marriage fraud, international adoptions, misrepresentation, maintaining permanent resident status, issues for temporary residents, and the value of pursuing citizenship.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s 52nd Annual Refresher: Family Law program in Lake Louise on May 5–7, 2019.

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  • The Psychologist as Expert Witness, Parenting Assessor, or Litigation Support

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    The role of an expert witness in parenting matters is to assist the court as a neutral. This paper reviews the rules governing psychologists as expert witnesses and identifies the different roles of psychologists. It also highlights the limitations of the psychologist expert, and provides tips for retaining a psychologist in a family law matter. As well, parenting assessments are also discussed, including preparing a client for an assessment, the components of an assessment, and post-assessment preparation for trial.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Family Law Trial Fundamentals seminar in Calgary on November 17, 2016 and in Edmonton on November 22, 2016.

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  • The Role of a Legal Assistant

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    This paper discusses how to develop good work habits to become a more efficient and effective legal assistant. It provides strategies to excel as a legal assistant relating to attention to detail, file review, and other considerations. It also provides tips for diarizing and filing, managing emails, entering time, and handling disclosure. Additionally, it suggests best practices for retainers, billing, and collecting money from clients. The paper includes sample documents relating to email inbox organization, financial disclosure, matrimonial property statements, special chambers booking, client bills, and accounting letters to clients.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Effective Legal Support: Family Law seminar in Calgary on October 3, 2017 and in Edmonton on October 12, 2017.

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  • Thoughts on Litigating Family Law Files

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    This paper presents a discussion of practice pointers and strategies that may be useful to effectively move family law litigation files to resolution, either as determined by the parties or by third parties (judges or arbitrators). The author stresses the importance that lawyers not litigate family law files unless no other option is available.

    This paper was presented at the 46th Annual Family Law Refresher in April of 2013.

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