A Deep Dive into Shared Parenting: Families and Finances

  • 21 juin 2023
  • Amy Ariganello, law student, Justice for Children and Youth

Navigating a shared parenting arrangement requires careful consideration of what we understand “shared parenting” to mean in various contexts. In the OBA event hosted on June 2, 2023, esteemed panellists discussed the latest developments regarding shared parenting and provided practical insights about all aspects of navigating shared parenting arrangements. This event was Co-Chaired by Jane Stewart of Justice for Children and Youth (JFCY) and Justyna Waxman of Torkin Manes LLP.

The event consisted of four hours of engaging panel discussion from seven panels of speakers. Each panel examined a different aspect of shared parenting including trends in judicial decision-making, practical tips for structuring parenting plans, parenting coordination as a dispute resolution mechanism, transitioning families to and from a shared parenting model, child support and spousal support guidelines for shared parenting agreements, and essential taxation considerations for separation agreements.

The speakers included the Honourable Andrea Himel, the Honourable Heather McGee, Professor Nicholas Bala of Queen’s University, Katherine Long of Justice for Children and Youth (JFCY), Victoria Ourumis of Torkin Manes LLP, Seema Jain of Jain Family Law and Mediation, Elizabeth Hyde of Hyde Family Solutions, Geoff Carpenter of Carpenter Law, Frances Wood of Wood Gold LLP, Surinder Multani of Carson Chousky Lein LLP, Professor Rollie Thompson of Dalhousie University and Epstein Cole LLP, Katherine N. Batycky of Stoner & Company, and Jason Silver of Verity Valuation Group.