Join us on January 26, 2023 for a virtual discussion on a newly-developed “Separation Date Assessment Guide”
Chair: Maria Golarz, research lawyer at Lam Family Law and FLAO Board Member
Speakers: Yunjae Kim, partner at Birenbaum Steinberg Landau Savin & Colraine LLP
and David Frenkel, partner at Frenkel Tobin LLP
Where: Online through ZOOM
When: Thursday, January 26, 2023
Time: 4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
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.
To read more about the speakers, please click here.