Imputing Income: An art or a science?

Law Society of Upper Canada | Advanced Issues in Spousal Support | September 30, 2016

George Karahotzitis and Melanie Larock, best family law lawyers “Imputed income matters. The reason why income had to be imputed matters.”1 The imputation of income is a determination of fact, not a guess or a provisional amount while waiting for better disclosure or further review.2 While the goal of the Child Support Guidelines is to maximize objectivity, predictability and consistency, Section 19(1) is one of … Continued

Issues of Privilege in Evidence for Family Proceedings

Recent Developments and Complex Issues in Evidence in Family Proceedings | Osgoode Professional Development | May 9, 2016

George Karahotzitis and Melanie Larock, best family law lawyers As our Court of Appeal stated in National Post v. Canada, “privilege” is an exception to the fundamental proposition that everyone has a general duty to give evidence relevant to a matter before the Courts. A privilege is recognized only where required by an overriding societal interest.[1] Claims of privilege are concerned with different types … Continued

Evidence at Trial: Making Your Case

Osgoode Professional Development | Recent Developments and Complex Issues in Evidence in Family Proceedings | May 9, 2016

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Family Law Pleadings

10th Annual Family Law Summit | April 12, 2016

George Karahotzitis and Melanie Larock, best family law lawyers Proper pleadings are essential in all litigation, including family law litigation. Pleadings define the matters in issue and the scope of disclosure and questioning under the Family Law Rules.  The pleading is one of the most important documents that will be prepared yet the art of a carefully and properly drafted pleading is becoming a … Continued

Lessons from the Court: Pensions, Costs of Disposition, Restraining Orders Under Sec. 12 of the FLA and Other Interesting Property Issues

Osgoode Professional Development | 5th Annual Complex Issues in Property and Equalization | March 7, 2016

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