Agenda - April 21st, 2020

   9:00

Welcome and Introduction by PBLI

   9:05

Chair's Welcome and Introduction

 

Lorne MacLean, Q.C. 

MacLean Family Law 

 

   9:10

Retirement After Grey Divorce

 

Georgialee A. Lang

Attorney and Arbitrator

 

  • Planning for retirement, early retirement
  • Pensions, benefits, double dipping
  • Living off capital
  • Repartnering

 

  10:00

Questions and Discussion

  10:10

Refreshment Adjournment

  10:25

Joint Tenancies, Advancements and Trusts

 

Nicholas Davies

MacLean Family Law

 

  • Trust matters involving parents, children and spouses
  • Resulting trusts
  • Gifts

 

  11:15

Questions and Discussion

  11:25

Remarriage, Adult Children and Estate Issues

 

Andrea E. Frisby

Legacy Tax + Trust Lawyers

 

  • Adult children's interest in a parent's estate
  • Marriage agreements and estate planning
  • Beneficial interest of spouses to trusts created by third parties

 

  12:15

Questions and Discussion

  12:25

Networking Lunch

   1:30

Large Property Settlements and High Net Worth Parties

 

Lorne MacLean, Q.C.

MacLean Family Law

 

  • Special considerations for high net worth divorces
  • Entitlement in large property awards
  • High income spousal and child support awards
  • Tax issues in international divorces

 

   2:20

Questions and Discussion

   2:30

Refreshment Adjournment

   2:45

Common Law Spouses and Separation: the Beginning, the Middle and the End
 

Candace Cho

Onyx Law Group

 

  • Spouses under the Family Law Act and the Wills, Estates and Succession Act
  • Evidence for or against a common law relationship
  • Common law separation, termination and estate questions
  • Tips for documenting beginnings and endings, solving disputes over date of cohabitation and date of separation

 

   3:35

Questions and Discussion

   4:45

Dealing with International Assets
 

Cléa Amundsen

Kitsilano Family Law

 

  • International assets in divorce and separation
  • Judicial disputes
  • Injunctions and methods for protecting property: Mareva injunctions, Anton Pillar orders, security for overseas property

 

   4:35 Questions and Discussion
   4:45 Chair's Closing Remarks 
   4:50 Program Concludes