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Upcoming Virtual Event: Divorce & Property Sharing 101

Free Live Virtual Event Series
Written by Russell Alexander ria@russellalexander.com / (905) 655-6335

Family Law Now 🎙 LIVE presents a virtual event with a panel of Ontario divorce lawyers of Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers. 

Divorce & Property Sharing 101

Wednesday, May 18th at 12 PM EDT

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In this 1-hour live virtual event, Ontario collaborative family lawyers, Russell Alexander, Nafisa Nazarali, and Rick Peticca will be discussing matters of property division in divorce and family law.

The panelists will be covering the following topics:
1. The basics
a. How is property defined?
b. What is financial disclosure?
c. What documents should you gather?
d. What is a financial statement?

2. Calculating & sharing family property
a. Date of marriage assets (“DOM”)
b. Date of separation assets (“DOS”)
c. Exclusions
d. Exemptions
e. Personal injury awards
f. Inheritances

3. The home
a. Having more than 1 matrimonial home.
b. Exclusive Possession of the matrimonial home
c. Not the home on DOM

4. Special Considerations
a. Pensions/survivor benefits
b. Sick days/vacation days
c. Stock options
d. Notional disposition costs
e. Lottery winnings

5. Onus – who bears it, for purposes of determining the value of an asset, liability and proving a deduction and exclusion

6. Equalization
a. The concept & purpose of equalization
b. Net family property statements
c. The “unequal” division – section 5(6) of the FLA

7. Limitation period – section 7(3) of the FLA for an equalization claim

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

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

Those who attend a live virtual event and provide feedback to our team will receive a free digital copy of one of Russell’s recent e-book releases.

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

Speakers

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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.

Nafisa Nazarali Headshot

Nafisa Nazarali

Nafisa is the Senior Managing Associate Lawyer at our firm. She is a collaboratively trained lawyer and has been practicing exclusively in all areas of Family Law for over 10 years with the best interest of children as a primary focus when providing legal advice and strategies for clients. She uses her skills as a collaborative lawyer to find creative ways of achieving positive results for her clients. Nafisa is also committed to giving back to the community and currently sits as a Board of Director at Luke’s Place, the Malvern Family Resource Centre, the Durham Region Law Association, and Collaborative Practice Durham Region.

Rick Peticca, Family Lawyer

Rick Peticca

Rick is an Associate Lawyer and brings over 14 years of Family Law expertise. Rick focuses on all aspects of Family and Matrimonial Law by supporting his clients in resolving matters. He fosters strong relationships with his clients that are built on trust and transparency. Rick collaboratively works with his clients in achieving effective solutions through various dispute resolution mechanisms such as finalizing domestic contracts through negotiation, mediation, and collaborative law processes or through the litigious processes of court and arbitration.

Here is what people saying are about Family Law Now LIVE

“It was very informative and well done.”

“Great webinar, I look forward to others in the series.”

“Loved the clarity and practical approach of your presentations.”

“Great topics from great speakers – thank you!”

“I enjoyed that they knew what they were talking about without any hesitation to answer questions. They seemed very knowledgeable.”

“Thanks to RA and his team for these contributions to the family law bar and the community generally.”

“Lots of practical information! I also just realized how valuable it is to have everything anonymous! Very professional and informative!”

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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.