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Course Name Economic Issues: Property, Pensions and Possession of the Home
Course Code LAW 6123
Course Credits 6.0
Course Description

Some of the most important issues that arise in the context of the end of a spousal relationship relate to the division of property. This course is designed to provide students with a solid grasp of the laws that apply to property issues in family cases. Knowledge, understanding and critical analysis of the law and policy behind economic issues are crucial in developing a deep understanding of family law. The course begins with historical and theoretical perspectives, including economic and feminist perspectives. It will consider both the common law regime that governs unmarried partners and the statutory regime that governs married partners found in the Family Law Act and related legislation. There will be special consideration of the issues that arise in regard to ownership and possession of matrimonial home, pensions, and valuation of property. There will also be some consideration of issues that arise at death and bankruptcy in regard to property, and of the value of marriage contracts for dealing with these issues.

Upcoming Offerings

Not currently scheduled

Specialization Family Law
Status Elective
CPD Hours Eligible LSO CPD: 12h Substantive 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
NCA Status N/A

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