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Course Name Economic Issues: Child and Spousal Support
Course Code LAW 6122P
Course Credits 6.0
Course Description

This course is designed to provide students with a solid grasp of laws related to child and spousal support in order to be able to apply this knowledge, understand the analysis of problems in the broad subject area, critically analyze support issues in different contexts, and develop an understanding of possible law reform issues. This course will begin with historical and theoretical perspectives, including economic and feminist perspectives. The course will consider obligations that arise from marital and common law relationships, and will focus on the Child Support Guidelines and the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines. The study will include issues of variation, review and termination of support obligations. It will also include consideration of issues related to establishing a parent-child tie for purposes of support law, including issues related to proving paternity, and establishing the relationship of a person “standing in the place of a parent.” It will also include comparative study, law reform issues and tax treatment of support.

Upcoming Offerings

Not currently scheduled

Specialization Family Law
Status Elective
CPD Hours Eligible LSO CPD: 10.5h Substantive; 1.5h Professionalism Professional LLM courses may be eligible for CPD/MCLE credits in other Canadian jurisdictions hours. To inquire about hours and credit eligibility, please email cpd@osgoode.yorku.ca This course is also eligible towards the annual CPD requirement with the Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC) for 1.5 ethics hours.
NCA Status N/A

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