When Estates and Family Law Matters Overlap: How to Spot Trouble and What to Do

When Estates and Family Law Matters Overlap: How to Spot Trouble and What to Do

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CPD Accredited Credits
Professionalism: 0.75
Substantive: 0.75
Published
2015
Presenter(s)
Jordan Atin
Steven Benmor
Melanie Manchee
Source
Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA)
Provider
CPDOnline.ca
Language
English
Length
90 minutes
Price
$119.00 plus tax
Includes Handouts

The family unit is ever changing and transforming.  Lawyers practicing in either family or estates law must be aware of the impact their advice can have in the many areas of a client’s life. Questions arise, such as:

  • Should a lawyer act for one party in a domestic contract and then draft wills for both parties if the clients consent?
  • What types of instructions should be acknowledged in writing?
  • What should be included in a checklist for security for support after death for Separation Agreements?
  • Who  is  the "spouse"  of  a  deceased  for  pension  rights  and  for  Succession  Law  Reform  Act  (SLRA) claims?  What is the effect of a pension survivor benefit on SLRA claims? What can we learn from Carrigan (Version 4 from the Divisional Court)?

 Join seasoned Family and Estates lawyers who will discuss these, and other, common pitfalls and solutions.

Presenters

Jordan Atin

Steven Benmor

Melanie Manchee

Melanie A. Manchee is a sole practitioner in Toronto. Her practice is in the areas of Family Law and Estates. She acts as a Dispute Resolution Officer in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and is currently President of the Toronto Lawyers Association.

Her past activities include presenting at and facilitating programs for the Law Society and OBA, acting as a Law Society mentor, an OBA Council and Executive Committee member, and LSUC Licensing Program instructor. She is active in the Child and Youth mental health sector and currently is a director of the Child Development Institute.

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