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Upcoming Virtual Event – Bankruptcy & Breakdown of the Marriage 201: Advanced Topics

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 and guest professionals.

Bankruptcy & Breakdown of the Marriage 201: Advanced Topics

with Russell Alexander, Golan Yaron, Howard Manis & Linda Stern

Wednesday, November 30th at 12 PM EST

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In this 1-hour presentation, the panel of Ontario-based family lawyers and bankruptcy and insolvency experts will be sharing their insights on advanced topics on bankruptcy as it applies to separation and divorce, as an extension of Bankruptcy & Breakdown of the Marriage 101 program.

  1. A quick recap of Divorce, Bankruptcy and Family: 101
    a. What are Bankruptcy & consumer proposals?
    b. Circumstances: who, how and when
    c. Roles of the various players:
    i. Trustee
    ii. Creditors
    iii. Spouse
    iv. CRA
    v. other secured and others and priorities
    d. Judges, the Family Court & the Bankruptcy Court
    e. Conflicts: protecting third-party creditors and rights of spouses

    2. Bankruptcy and the Effect on equalization
    a. Exempt assets
    b. Identifying the Types of claims & the claims that survive discharge
    c. Assignment of claims
    d. Judicial discretion
    e. Bankruptcy before/after the date of separation
    f. Effect of a discharge

    3. Litigation Strategies & Practice Tips
    a. Costs orders
    i. lifting automatic stays
    ii. collecting costs
    iii. costs as support
    b. Judicial discretion
    c. Going after exempt assets
    d. Characterizing obligations as support
    e. Protecting your (lawyers’) account

There will also be a dedicated Q&A segment as part of the presentation. The panelists invite our audience members to send in their questions in advance with their registration and they will do their best to address the question.

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.

*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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Russell Alexander, 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.

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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Russell Alexander

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