Jointly presented by the Law Society of Manitoba, The Court of Queen’s Bench Family Division Judges and The Manitoba Bar Association, Family Law Section.

2014 JOINT FAMILY LAW PROGRAM - Part 1 of 6
March 21, 2014

Is the Playing Field Level? Family Demographics and the Back Story to Spousal Support

  • Where are we now?
  • The financial impact of divorce on women and men
  • The economic impact of shared parenting
  • What evidence will you place before the Court?

Presenter: Rachael Pettigrew, University of Manitoba Faculty of Ecology

CPD hours: 0
EPPM hours: 0

Price: FREE

2014 JOINT FAMILY LAW PROGRAM - Part 2 of 6
March 21, 2014

Creating a New Lexicon for Spousal Support

  • The psychological baggage the players bring to the table
  • The "interests" that lie beneath the parties' "positions" on spousal support - identifying concerns, expectations, needs and fears that hamper resolution

Presenter: Marie Gordon, Q.C., Gordon Zwaenepoel

CPD hours: 1
EPPM hours: 0

Price: $70.00 + GST = $73.50

2014 JOINT FAMILY LAW PROGRAM - Part 3 of 6
March 21, 2014

The ABCs of Spousal Support: Agreements, Bowing Out & Commitments

  • Issues related to Illness, Disability & Retirement
  • Doubling Up, Doubling Down: The Effect of Remarriage & Repartnering on Spousal Support
  • Setting Aside Agreements: The world since Miglin
  • When will a court set aside a support agreement
  • What arguments can you advance to protect (or attack) an agreement?
  • Is a severance clause a help or hindrance?

Presenters:  
Associate Dean Lisa Fainstein, University of Manitoba
Lawrence Pinsky, Taylor McCaffrey LLP
Jennifer Cooper, Q.C., Deeley Fabbri Sellen

CPD hours: 1
EPPM hours: 0

Price: $70.00 + GST = $73.50

2014 JOINT FAMILY LAW PROGRAM - Part 4 of 6
March 21, 2014

Variation & Review after LMP and Leskun

  • Variation after LMP v. LS
  • What's a "material change"?
  • What's left of review after Leskun?
  • Review v. variation, two ways to change spousal support

Presenter: Prof. Rollie Thompson, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University

CPD hours: 0.5
EPPM hours: 0

Price: $35.00 + GST = $36.75

2014 JOINT FAMILY LAW PROGRAM - Part 5 of 6
March 21, 2014

SSAG: Across Canada and Right Here in Manitoba

  • The basics still matter
  • Arguing for a specific amount within the range
  • Dealing with duration and time limits
  • Yes, there are exceptions!
  • How to deal with self-sufficiency issues
  • Post-separation income changes

Presenter: Prof. Rollie Thompson, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University

CPD hours: 1.5
EPPM hours: 0

Price: $105.00 + GST = $110.25

2014 JOINT FAMILY LAW PROGRAM - Part 6 of 6
March 21, 2014

Ideas of Spousal Support Entitlement

  • What's compensatory? What's non-compensatory?
  • Moge: markers of economic loss, disadvantage, advantage
  • Bracklow: markers of interdependence, need
  • Good and bad SSAG ideas about entitlement
  • Some hard cases of entitlement

Presenter: Prof. Rollie Thompson, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University

CPD hours: 1
EPPM hours: 0

Price: $70.00 + GST = $73.50