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Upcoming Virtual Event: Introduction to Divorce & Income Assessments

Free Live Virtual Event Series
Written by Russell Alexander / (905) 655-6335

Family Law Now 🎙 LIVE presents a virtual event with Ontario divorce lawyer, Russell Alexander, and special guest panelists.

Introduction to Divorce & Income Assessments

Wednesday, April 6th at 12 PM EDT

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In this 1-hour presentation, Ontario-based Collaborative Family Lawyer, Russell Alexander, and expert valuators, Melanie Russell and Jason Kwiatkowski, offer their expertise with tips and best practices in income assessment as it applies to divorce and family law.

The panelists will be covering the following topics:

  • What is an income assessment?
  • Different types of income assessments
  • Qualifications of expert income assessors, is a CBV required?
  • Costs of an assessment / How long do they take / Information required
  • Common adjustments to reported income
    a. unreported income and “cash”
    b. personal expenses
    c. double-dipping
    d. taxable dividends and taxable capital gains
    e. related party wages for income splitting purposes
    f. attribution of pre-tax corporate income
  • Spouses who attempt to shield income
  • Grossing up income
  • Critiques / Common Objections
  • Tricks & Tip

Attendees will have the opportunity to submit their questions to the panelists. The panelists will reserve time for a dedicated Q&A segment at the end of the presentation.

Registration is complimentary. Reserve your spot now as spaces are limited.

* To respect confidentiality, all attendees’ identities will remain anonymous to other audience members.

Those who attend a live virtual event and provide feedback to our team will receive a free digital copy of Russell’s new book “Zoom Divorce” and will be eligible to win a complimentary signed hard copy.

We’re excited to announce that for the past year, Russell has been working on a book to help couples struggling with the changes to the legal system due to COVID-19. With the court’s pivot to digital and legal hearings held through Zoom, Russell doesn’t want anyone left behind. In his book, he provides FAQs, best practices, tips and a detailed approach to handling the intricacies of spousal support, division of marital property, child custody, and moreover Zoom.

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For a full list of our upcoming webinars, visit us HERE.

Wednesday, April 6th at 12 PM EDT


Russell Alexander headshot portrait family lawyer

Russell Alexander

Russell is the Founder and Senior Partner of Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers. With over 20 years of experience, Russell offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise in Collaborative Family Law. He uses his experience with a client-focused approach by creating unique solutions for each of his clients to enable them and their families to move forward with their lives in a compassionate and collaborative manner.

Melanie Russell - Founder of Kalex Valuations

Melanie Russell

Melanie is the founder of Kalex Valuations Inc. which she founded in 1996. Throughout her professional career she has been involved in many assignments for a variety of public and private companies of various sizes and across many industries, obtaining her training at two of the largest international accounting firms in the industry. Melanie placed second in Canada on the CICBV membership examination. Ms. Russell has been active in teaching business valuations and related topics since 1987 at various universities and professional organizations, and runs the premiere preparatory course for CBV students in Canada taking their national Membership Qualification Examination.

Jason Kwiatkowski - Partner and President of Valuation Support Partners Ltd.

Jason Kwiatkowski

Jason is a founding partner and the President at Valuation Support Partners Ltd., a professional services firm specializing in providing the business and legal communities with business valuation, litigation support and exit planning advisory services. Jason is an independent financial neutral and has completed numerous business valuation and expert reports including income assessments for various purposes. Jason has testified before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice as an expert witness in business valuation and damages quantification. Jason has authored many articles and spoken before various professional and business groups.

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About the author

Russell Alexander

Russell Alexander is the founder of Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers and is the firm’s senior partner. At Russell Alexander, our focus is exclusively family law, offering pre-separation legal advice and assisting clients with family related issues, including: custody and access, separation agreements, child and spousal support, division of family property, paternity disputes, and enforcement of court orders. We have locations in Toronto, Markham, Whitby (Brooklin), Oshawa, Concord, Lindsay, and Peterborough.

For more information, visit our website, or you can call us at: 905-655-6335.