Agenda - October 6th, 2016

9:00

Welcome and Introduction by PBLI

9:05

Chair's Welcome and Introduction

 

Lisa Hamilton

Hamilton Fabbro Lawyers

 

9:10

"What is this thing called love?" - Spousal Status Under the Family Law Act

 

Betrice C. McCutcheon

Cook Roberts LLP

Kerry L. Simmons, Q.C.

Cook Roberts LLP

 

  • What is a spouse under the Family Law Act?
  • What qualifies as separation under the Family Law Act?
  • What can we learn from estate law cases?
  • Tips for documenting beginnings and endings 

 

10:10

Questions and Discussion

10:20

Refreshment Adjournment

10:35

Transfers and Joint Property Ownership under Wills, Estates & Succession Act and the Family Law Act

 

Lauren Blake
DLA Piper (Canada) LLP

Emma Ferguson
DLA Piper (Canada) LLP

Mark Slay
North Shore Law LLP

 

  • Common law and equitable principles and their co-existence with the FLA and WESA after V.J.F. v. S.K.W. 2016 BCCA 186
  • The legal consequences of owning an asset as a joint tenant including

       -Current control and legal/beneficial ownership

       -Family law consequences on separation

       -Estate planning and consequences on death

  • The presumption of advancement
  • Gift law and the "gift of a gift"
  • Concepts of tracing, "following," and the meaning of "property derived from" under the Family Law Act

 

  11:50

Questions and Discussion

  12:00

Networking Lunch

1:00

Trusts and the Family Law Act

 

Amy L. Chapman-Fluker

Aaron Gordon Daykin Nordlinger LLP

Eli C. Walker

Aaron Gordon Daykin Nordlinger LLP

                       

  • The effect of the Family Law Act on common trusts: 

      -Estate freeze

      -Alter Ego trusts

      -Principal residence trusts

  • Tips for attacking trusts and estate freezes under the Family Law Act
  • Tips for limiting the effect of the Family Law Act on common trusts

 

1:55

Questions and Discussion

2:05

Refreshment Adjournment

2:20

Evidentiary Issues: Documents and Disclosure
 

Meghan J. Selinger

Hamilton Fabbro Lawyers


  • Making and responding to applications for disclosure
  • Disclosure of trust, estate, and corporate documents in family law cases
  • Essential documents to seek - and your chances of success
  • Sample confidentiality agreement and court order for third-party or sensitive documents

 

3:10

Questions and Discussion

3:20

Faculty Roundtable - Practical Advice for Family and Estate Practitioners

 

Moderator: Lisa Hamilton
Hamilton Fabbro Lawyers

 

4:20

Chairs' Closing Remarks

4:30 Program Concludes