Your Comprehensive Update on Common Law Spouses and Separation

  • May 02, 2016


Archived video + e-Materials


As the number of couples choosing to live in common law relationships increases, so too do the common law separation files crossing your desk. Ensure you are up-to-date on the latest developments, as well as the fundamentals in this growing area, including:

  • Joint family ventures: how has the law developed since Kerr v. Baranow?
  • Making sense of resulting trusts: when title and beneficial ownership don’t match
  • Entitlement issues for spousal support

Hear from the Newmarket family law Bench, as judges join us to share practical advice for litigating these claims. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to engage with our esteemed faculty of judges and practitioners, and gather the insights you need to stay ahead of the curve.


George van Hoogenhuize, Hill Hunter Losell Law Firm LLP
Cheryl S. Williams, Williams Family Lawyers


The Honourable Richard T. Bennett (Family Court Branch), Superior Court of Justice
The Honourable Ronald P. Kaufman (Family Court Branch), Superior Court of Justice
The Honourable Heather A. McGee (Family Court Branch), Superior Court of Justice
Rina Revel-Chopra, Bortolussi Family Law
Julie Hannaford, JK Hannaford Barristers Professional Corporation
Julie Layne, Layne Family Law Professional Corporation