Hot Topics in Family Law: Navigating the Financial Landscape


Course Date: June 08, 2018

Course Agenda ▼

Welcome and Introduction

Paul M. Daykin, QC — Aaron Gordon Daykin Nordlinger LLP, Vancouver
Jasmeet Wahid — Kahn Zack Ehrlich Lithwick LLP, Richmond

The Life and Death of the Presumption of Advancement

• review of case law since VJF
• is the presumption of advancement dead?
• what happens if excluded property is used to buy a jointly-held asset?
• tips on how to advance or defend a claim for excluded property

Paul M. Daykin, QC — Aaron Gordon Daykin Nordlinger LLP, Vancouver
Scott L. Booth — Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP, Vancouver

Tax Implications/Trusts

• recognition of latent distributive income taxes in the allocation of family property
• review of cases Maguire v. Maguire and Mahmoud v. Mahmoud
• what evidence to call
• valuation issues
• working with a business valuator
• how to value discretionary trusts

Kiu Ghanavizchian, CPA, CA, CBV, MBA — Blair Mackay Mynett Valuations Inc., Vancouver
Ian B. Hayward — Hayward Sheppard, Vancouver
Christine Murray — Cassels Murray, Victoria

Break

Family Law Arbitration

• how it works
• rules of procedure and evidence
• pros and cons
• appeals and resources

Lawrence A. Kahn, QC — Kahn Zack Ehrlich Lithwick LLP, Richmond
Morag M.J. MacLeod, QC — Barrister & Solicitor, Vancouver

Networking Lunch (Provided)

Determination of Income

• calculation of income
inclusion of all or part of pre-tax corporate income under s. 19 of FCSG
• imputation of income
• schedule III adjustments

Renée Aldana — South Coast Law Group, Surrey


The Application of ss. 87 and 95 of the FLA to Achieve Fairness

• what is the meaning of “significant unfairness”?
• unequal division of family property under s. 95
• using a different valuation date (s. 87)

Anna Silver — Hamilton Fabbro, Vancouver

Break

Death is Not the End (of a Family Law Claim)

• practical considerations for starting/continuing a family law claim after a spouse dies
• support claims and the estate
interplay of property/debt division claims and estate claims

Anna Laing — Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP, Vancouver

Closing Remarks

Paul M. Daykin, QC — Aaron Gordon Daykin Nordlinger LLP, Vancouver
Jasmeet Wahid — Kahn Zack Ehrlich Lithwick LLP, Richmond

Total: 5h 14min