FAMILY LAW UPDATE: Retroactive Child Support & Divorce Act Amendments

It’s 2021 and the world and the practice of family law is changing. Are you up to date on two of the biggest developments family law practitioners have seen in years? Bill C-78 amended three federal family laws: the Divorce Act, the Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act and the Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act. The coming into force of most of the amendments to the Divorce Act (originally scheduled to take place July 1, 2020) has now been deferred until March 1, 2021. In addition, Michel v. Graydon (2020) was a rare consideration of family law issues by the Supreme Court of Canada, and is the new authority on retroactive and historical child support orders. Join us for this essential 90 minute update with experienced family law practitioners Alex Boland and Leisha Murphy and learn how these changes will affect you and your clients, and what to look out for in the year ahead. Topics include:

Variation of child support
Determination of income for the purposes of support
Highlights of the Divorce Act Amendments
How the Amendments are likely to be interpreted

Don’t miss this convenient opportunity to get up to speed on recent legislative and case law developments. What you learn may just make the difference between winning and losing your next argument!

Live webinar with chat includes 60 day replay. This program features real-time audio of the presenter with synchronized presentation slides, and a chat feature that allows for live Q & A.