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Determining the date of separation is an important and one of the first steps family law
lawyers take when advising their clients.
If done correctly, the client’s case can proceed with confidence and a solid legal
foundation.  If not, cracks in the theory of case can expand into other areas of the file
and result in serious backpedaling. For example, an incorrect date of separation that is
adjusted in the future can cost the client significant legal fees in amending pleadings,
updating financial statements, requesting additional banking information, and
scrambling to explain to a client why a separation date was not determined accurately in
the first place.

Yunjae Kim and David Frenkel have developed a Separation Date Assessment Guide
that can help lawyers address the separation date issue correctly in the first place. This
Separation Date Assessment Guide was featured in the article “Separation Date
Principles and Assessment Guide” in the 2022 Canadian Family Law Quarterly, 40
CFLQ 335, which was co-authored by Yunjae and David. The article is a
comprehensive review of case law, legal principles, and judicial commentary on the
issue of date of separation.

Yunjae and David will present the Guide by way of a hands-on workshop that is meant
to show how to apply the Guide in a practical and common-sense approach.


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