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  • “Joggling Family Law” – Keeping Files in the Air While Moving Your Practice at a Comfortable Heart R

    $35.00

    This paper seeks to address the following questions that challenge both junior family law counsel and senior practitioners: How can lawyers juggle various files while keeping their practice moving forward while, at the same time, minimizing stress and having a life outside of the office? Divided into sections, this paper discusses important topics such as planning a career, client service, and time management.

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

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  • 4 Degrees of Separation: Affinity, Alignment, Alienation and Estrangement

    $45.00

    Authors: Hon. Madam Justice B.A. Browne, Sandra L. Schulz QC and Jason Kully

    This paper addresses affinity, alignment, and estrangement with a focus on the concepts behind parental alienation, the warning signs that alienation might exist, and what lawyers and judges can do to address parental alienation. In its conclusion, this paper discusses the importance of identifying warning signs and symptoms of parental alienation as well as the best ways to treat and deal with these cases.

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

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  • 50th Annual Refresher – Audio Recordings and Program Materials

    $195.00

    LESA’s 50th Annual Refresher focuses on practice excellence. This program provides substantive legal content in the areas of civil litigation, family law, transactions, and wills and estates, and includes tips to strengthen your practice.


  • 50th Annual Refresher Program Materials

    $0.00$195.00

    LESA’s 50th Annual Refresher focused on practice excellence. This program provided substantive legal content in the areas of civil litigation, family law, real estate, business, and wills and estates, and included tips to strengthen your practice.


  • 50th Annual Refresher: Family Law Sessions – Audio Recordings and Program Materials

    $195.00

    This package contains audio recordings and program materials from the family law sessions held at the 50th Annual Refresher. Listen to presenters and panel members discuss a range of topics relevant to family law practitioners, and follow along with their papers and presentation materials.

    This family law package includes audio recordings and program materials from the following sessions:

    • Do Family Lawyers Have Ethical Obligations to the Children of Their Clients? — Nicholas Bala & Patricia M. Hébert QC
    • Separation and Divorce Later in Life — John-Paul E. Boyd
    • Jurisdictional Issues in Custody Matters — Krysta H. Ostwald
    • Old Dogs, New Tricks — Deni Cashin

    These materials are part of a collection presented at LESA’s 50th Annual Refresher: Practice Excellence held in Lake Louise from May 7–9, 2017.

    These documents are electronic products in Adobe PDF format and MP3 format. Shortly after your purchase, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to download these products.  


  • 7th Annual Law & Practice Update Program Materials

    $0.00$55.00

    This 2-day program provides updates on a full spectrum of substantive law and practice management topics tailored to solo and small firm practitioners. It covers a range of subjects in multiple areas of law, including wills and estates, business, real estate, family law, and more.


  • A Look at Child Support for Adult Children Attending Post-Secondary Education

    $55.00

    The issue of child support for adult children pursuing a post-secondary education is a complicated, fact-driven analysis. This paper provides an overview of key tests and relevant decisions touching on this issue. This paper was drawn from materials presented at the Child Support Fundamentals seminar held in February 2012.

    Length: 57 Pages

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  • A Miscellany of Recent, Frequently Cited Appellate Child Support Decisions

    $75.00
    This paper digests 10 of the most frequently cited judicial decisions on child support rendered by courts of appeal in Canada in the past 3 years. The decisions address aspects of the Federal Child Support Guidelines, SOR/97-175 [Guidelines], that tend to be most prone to litigation, including imputing income (ss 18–19), support for adult children (s 3), special expenses (s 7), and averaging income (s 17). Other provisions highlighted in the cases include retroactive support orders, incomes in excess of $150,000, and shared custody. In addition, a summary discussion of some of the key Guidelines-related issues is also provided. 

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Family Law 25 seminar in Edmonton on March 3, 2016 and in Calgary on March 8, 2016.
     
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  • A Primer to Understanding Farm Income

    $45.00

    Dealing with farm income can be a detailed process, but it doesn’t need to be a daunting one. The authors of this paper provide helpful considerations when confronted with a file that requires a determination of farm income. A brief background of farming corporations, sole proprietorship farms, and hobby farms is provided, and revenue sources and levels of income are discussed. Additionally, the authors review expenses, deductions, and adjustments applicable to farm income.  A sample T1 General Return, Statement of Farming Activities for Individuals, and Farming Calculation of Capital Cost Allowance are included..

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Reading Tax Returns and Corporate Financial Statements seminar in Edmonton on December 1, 2015 and in Calgary on December 8, 2015.

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  • A Review of the Impact of Illness and Disability on Spousal Support

    $65.00

    This paper provides a review of non-compensatory spousal support, with a particular focus on the impact of illness and disability on spousal support in Alberta. It provides an overview of the statutory framework for spousal support, the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines, and leading decisions from the Supreme Court of Canada. It also discusses what qualifies as an illness or disability and what evidence is required to substantiate an illness or disability. In addition, considerations for spousal support orders, such as permanence and payment frequency, are discussed.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Child and Spousal Support 2017 seminar held in Edmonton on April 4, 2017 and in Calgary on April 11, 2017.

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  • A Tale of Two Sisters

    $55.00

    Through the circumstances of two fictitious sisters and one husband, the author presents a legal brief on the interaction between entitlement to spousal support and the division of matrimonial assets on marriage breakdown. The brief itself provides an overview of the current law in this area.

    This paper was presented at the Matrimonial Property Issues Seminar in November 2013.

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  • Agriculture Issues that Integrate with Family Law

    $45.00
    Matrimonial property distribution and income calculation for the purposes of child and spousal support can be complicated when agricultural assets and farm-related income are involved. Under the heading “valuating farm or agricultural assets”, the author discusses mines and minerals, royalties, farm equipment, and tools. Under the heading “determining farm income”, she details the information required before evaluating agricultural income for the purposes of calculating support.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s All That Touches Family Law seminar in September, 2015.
     
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  • All Things Joint

    $35.00
    This paper discusses the concept of joint ownership. The author cites the Supreme Court's decision in Pecore v. Pecore and goes on to canvass the post-Pecore cases on this topic.  Specifically, she comments on the issues surrounding the presumption of advancement, resulting trusts and "conscious uncoupling".

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Law and Practice Update seminar in November, 2014.
     
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  • An Overview of Debtor-in-Possession Restructuring

    $35.00

    This paper provides a point-form overview of debtor-in-possession restructuring. It highlights the process for obtaining plans of arrangements under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, RSC 1985, c C-36, and for proposals under Division I of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, RSC 1985, c B-3.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Bankruptcy and Insolvency Fundamentals in Calgary on October 17, 2017 and in Edmonton on October 24, 2017.

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  • Apocalypse Now Redux: Safeguarding Enforceability of Domestic Contracts and Exercising Professional

    $65.00

    Lawyers encounter domestic contracts in various forms: cohabitation agreements, marriage contracts, pre-nuptial agreements, and separation agreements. Consistent amongst these domestic contracts is the judicial analysis of the circumstances surrounding these agreements, and the factors considered in determining their enforceability. In addition to analyzing the enforceability of domestic contracts, the authors outline grounds on which such contracts may be set aside, such as statutorily requirements not being met or inadequate financial disclosure. Further, the role of independent legal advice and its impact on setting aside domestic contracts is discussed, and tips for lawyers giving independent legal advice are provided.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Advanced Matrimonial Property seminar in Calgary on January 6, 2016 and in Edmonton on January 12, 2016.

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  • Appeals in the Child Welfare Context

    $55.00

    In this paper, the author offers a broad overview of the process and substance of an appeal in the child welfare context. He looks at the practical steps in the conduct of an appeal, including the requirements surrounding a notice of appeal, the standard of review, and issues relating to adducing new evidence. He concludes with tips on identifying bases for appeal.

    This paper was presented at the Child Welfare Seminar in February, 2014.

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