On this episode, we're tackling the area of divorce law with leading practitioner, Steve Benmor!
Topics: the new Divorce Act; the civil tort of family violence; retroactive child support payments; and our Ask-Me-Anything Segment.
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⚫ How does the wording of the new Divorce Act amendments shift the thinking away from a "winners vs. losers" dynamic"? (6:34) ⚫ What are the elements of the new tort of "family violence"? (16:34) ⚫ What are the available options to collect retroactive child support payments? (26:59) ⚫ Our Ask-Me-Anything segment, featuring questions submitted by patrons of the Lawyered community (36:57) 🔵 What are some strategies that lawyers can employ when assisting high-stress clients during some of the most emotionally-fraught moments of their lives? (37:42) 🔵 In light of real estate prices, what are some legal considerations for lawyers who are advising clients entering into cohabitation agreements and (if so) to keep in mind? (40:48) 🔵 What are some considerations for new spouses who are contemplating whether to enter into a pre-nup agreement, especially when they do not currently have many assets in their portfolios? (43:45) 🔵 What are some ways that family/divorce lawyers can optimize the use of ADR during divorce proceedings? (46:21)