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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 1 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.

  • Critical Case Law Update: The most significant cases and their practical implications
  • When is it Material? Impact of changing incomes, new partners and families on spousal support
  • Strategies for effectively relying upon and rebutting Expert evidence
  • How To’s for enforcing child support orders outside of Ontario
  • Retirement and the variation questions: if and when should you apply?
  • View from the Bench & the Trenches. Your chance to discuss current issues with top judges and lawyers

PLUS:  Keynote address by The Hon. Justice George Czutrin, Senior Family Justice, Superior Court of Justice



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

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 R. John Harper, Superior Court of Justice
  • Anna M. Barrett, BSc, CPA, CA, CBV, CFF, Marmer Penner Inc.
  • Farley J. Cohen MBA, FCPA, FCA, CIRP, FCBV, ASA, CFF, Principal, Cohen Hamilton Steger & Co
  • Aaron Franks, Epstein Cole LLP
  • Julie K. Hannaford, J K Hannaford Barristers
  • Heather Hansen, Martha McCarthy & Company
  • Gary Joseph, MacDonald & Partners LLP
  • Christine Montgomery, Consultant, Special Projects, DivorceMate
  • Professor D. A. Rollie Thompson, Q.C, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University
  • Kristin M. Whitley, Epstein Cole LLP
  • Ilana Zylberman Dembo, Epstein Cole LLP


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

Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

OsgoodePD offers group rates and financial assistance for both on-site and webcast formats.

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.

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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, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST

Online Replay
January 24, 2020
Register for Online Replay 


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

Fee per Delegate

$545 + HST

Newly Licensed (2016-2019): $272.50 + HST

Registration for this program is now closed.

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Family Lawyers
  • Other legal professionals who practice family law
  • General practitioners whose practice includes family law

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