Assurance Update, and Looking at Income for Support Purposes through the Lens of a Family Law Lawyer

There will be two topics covered during this webinar:

1. Looking at Income through the Lens of a Family Law Lawyer

    Speaker: Natalie Taccone, B.F.A. (Hons.), LL.B. of Bortolussi Family Law

2. Assurance Update including the new CSRE 2400

    Speaker: Marcus Guenther, MBA, CPA, CA of FocusROI Inc. 

26 Jun 2018, 7:00 PM

2 CPD hours


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Course Description

1. Looking at Income through the Lens of a Family Law Lawyer

a) Why does income matter in family law?

      • child support
      • spousal support

b) Why should I care about family law financial statements?

      • requirement to provide full and frank financial disclosure
      • Part 1: Income
      • Part 2: Expenses
      • Part 3: Other Income Earners in the Home

c) How do I treat recurring income?

      • employee (T4) income
      • self-employment income
      • dividend income
      • pre-tax corporate income
      • disability payments
      • other non-taxable income

d) How do I treat non-recurring income?

      • RRSP redemption
      • stock options
      • severance packages
      • retiring allowances
      • personal injury awards
      • capital gains

e) What about high income earners?

      • child support: over $150,000 per year
      • spousal support: over $350,000 per year

The cost of the webinar is $59 (+tax), which you can pay by any credit card. You will earn two hours of PD credits when you register. We are pleased to offer an easy, inexpensive and enjoyable way to meet your PD requirements. 

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.  Should you have any ideas for topics, speakers, or anything else, feel free to contact Melanie Russell, CPA, CA, CBV, CIM, CFE, CFF, ABV at 416-488-9590 x 225. 

Course Walkthrough

  • Natalie Taccone's Presentation
  • Natalie Taccone's Recording
  • Marcus Guenther's Presentation
  • Marcus Guenther's Recording
  • June 26th, 2018 GTAAN Event
  • Feedback / comments

About the Instructor(s)

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Marcus Guenther

Marcus Guenther is a partner in FocusHGK LLP, which provides quality assurance, monitoring, EQCR and other consulting services.     

Relevant experience:

Marcus an accomplished trainer in accounting and auditing, author and consultant. In particular he:

  • assists many accounting firms in monitoring their quality control systems,
  • authors and presents training courses on accounting and auditing topics, and
  • assists with interpreting and applying professional standards on complex accounting and auditing issues.  


Marcus has prepared and presented many accounting and assurance courses for CPA Canada, CPA Ontario, commercial training firms and individual firms over the years. 


He was the co-author of the CPA Professional Engagement Guide (PEG) and the Quality Assurance Manual (QAM) and has authored other technical publications.

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Natalie Taccone

Natalie is a family law lawyer and litigator with extensive experience working with high net worth clients with complex financial and business issues as well as contested family issues.  She has nearly a decade of hands-on and practical experience working in fast-paced boutique family law firms.

Natalie strongly advocates for her clients both inside and outside of the courtroom.  As a litigator, Natalie has appeared before both the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice in a number of jurisdictions, including Toronto, York Region, Peel Region, Region of Halton, Dufferin County, Simcoe County and Hamilton.

Natalie is a strong proponent of alternative dispute resolution and has participated in a number of mediations.  Her goal is to achieve maximum results in an expedient manner when possible, saving her client’s time and frustration in an already difficult process. Her practice includes the negotiation and drafting of marriage contracts and separation agreements.

Natalie earned her Bachelor of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.  Natalie was called to the bar in 2009. Prior to joining Bortolussi Family Law in 2010, she worked in the areas of Family Law, Real Estate and Estate Planning.

Natalie is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

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