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Upcoming Virtual Event: Bankruptcy & Breakdown of the Marriage

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

Russell Alexander’s Family Law Now 🎙 LIVE presents a virtual event with a panel of Ontario family lawyers.

Bankruptcy & Breakdown of the Marriage

with Bill Rogers, Golan Yaron, Howard Manis & Linda Stern

Wednesday, October 19th at 12 PM EST

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In this 1-hour presentation, the panel of Ontario-based family lawyers and bankruptcy insolvency experts will be sharing their insights on the topic of bankruptcy as it applies to separation and divorce.

The panelists will be covering the following topics:

1. What are Bankruptcy & consumer proposals?

2. Circumstances: who, how and when

3. Roles of the various players:
a. Trustee
b. Creditors
c. Spouse
d. CRA
e. other secured and others and priorities
f. Judges, the Family Court & the Bankruptcy Court

4. Conflicts: protecting third-party creditors and rights of spouses

5. Effect on equalization
a. exempt assets
b. Assignment of claims
6. Effect on support and improved ability to pay
a. Costs characterized as support

7. Bankruptcy before / after the date of separation

8. Effect of a discharge

9. Fraudulent conveyances

10. Litigation Strategies & Practice Tips

Registration is complimentary and all are welcome. Registrants will receive an email via Zoom upon registration with their login details for the event.

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

Attendees who provide their feedback to our team will receive a complimentary e-book following the webinar.

*Please note that all of the content provided in the presentations is intended to provide general information on separation, divorce, and family law matters, and should not be construed as legal advice.

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


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Bill Rogers

Bill is a managing associate lawyer at our firm. His courtroom experience includes numerous motions, several full-blown trials, and he also had the privilege of winning a major family law victory at the Ontario Court of Appeal in 2014 (McConnell v.Huxtable) which prevented the imposition of a proposed two-year deadline on property claims by common law spouses. When he’s not practicing law, he loves spending time playing music with his band, Soul Custody.

Golan Yaron, Family Lawyer

Golan Yaron

Golan is an associate family lawyer and a certified mediator with over 25 years of legal experience. He was first called to the Bar in Israel in 1996 and then called to the Bar in Ontario in 2003. Golan has extensive experience in representing clients and negotiation agreements as well as trial work. He also has experience in negotiating with the authorities to advance a client’s interests and has represented clients at various levels of court including on Appeals.

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Howard Manis

Howard has been practicing bankruptcy and insolvency law (creditors’ and debtors’ rights), and commercial litigation since his call to the Bar in 1993. He provides legal advice to trustees in bankruptcy, receivers, banks and other financial institutions, landlords, trade suppliers and debtors (both corporate and individuals) in all aspects of insolvency law, including bankruptcy, proposals, reorganizations and restructurings, enforcement of security, and in protecting rights outside of insolvency proceedings.

Linda Stern

Linda Stern

Linda Stern is a Senior Manager and Licensed Insolvency Trustee at Crowe Soberman Inc. She has over twenty-five years of experience working in Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto, primarily in consumer insolvency matters consulting with individuals overwhelmed with debt and helping them find solutions that work best for their financial and personal situations.

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About the author

Russell Alexander

Russell Alexander is the Founder & Senior Partner of Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers.