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In the increasingly complex world of child and spousal support, your clients rely upon you to be current and knowledgeable.

Mistakes can be critical - and costly.

Over one day, acquire the key information, expert guidance and contacts you need to navigate support issues with confidence.

This is not a quick summary of the year in review. Rather, it’s practical and relevant information you can immediately put to use.

Get an in-depth analysis of the critical issues together with real-world applications and strategies from senior family law judges and lawyers. Join the experts as the delve into the challenges you and your clients grapple with daily, including:

  • As the kids grow up: challenging support issues with older dependents
  • The essentials about child support and the high-income earner
  • Strategies for defending and advancing claims for retroactive support
  • Critical Case Law Update: The most significant cases and their practical implications
  • Divorce Act amendments – key changes and what they mean for you
  • View from the Bench & the Trenches (your chance to discuss current issues with experienced judges and lawyers)


  • George Karahotzitis, Thomson Rogers
  • William H. Abbott, MacDonald & Partners LLP

Keynote Speaker

  • The Hon. Justice George Czutrin, Senior Family Justice, Superior Court of Justice


  • The Hon. Justice George Czutrin, Senior Family Justice, Superior Court of Justice
  • The Hon. Justice Marvin Kurz, Superior Court of Justice
  • The Hon. Justice M. J. Lucille Shaw, Superior Court of Justice
  • Aaron M. Franks, Epstein Cole LLP
  • Stephen Grant, Grant Crawford & Watson LLP
  • Julie K. Hannaford, J K Hannaford Barristers
  • Heather Hansen, Martha McCarthy & Company
  • Kathryn Hendrikx, Hendrikx Family Law
  • Gary Joseph, MacDonald & Partners LLP
  • Christine A. Marchetti, Stanchieri Family Law
  • Harold Niman, Niman Gelgoot and Associates LLP
  • Michael Stangarone, MacDonald & Partners LLP


Fees include attendance, program materials, lunch and break refreshments.

Group Discounts

OsgoodePD offers group rates for both on site and webcast formats. Please note these are only available when registering for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the certificate program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Cancellations and Substitutions

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 14 days notice, a $75 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.

Technical Support

In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.


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Program Details

Questions on program registration?
Please contact the Registration Team at osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Questions on the program content?
Please contact the Program Lawyer:
Alison Hurst at AHurst@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

November 12, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST
In Person or Webcast

Online Replay Date:
January 8, 2019
Register for the Online Replay.


Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON

Fee per Delegate

$525 plus HST

Registration for this program is now closed.

Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

Family Lawyers
General practitioners whose practice includes family law
Law clerks

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