Family Law Update: Under the COVID-19 Lens

Like so many other areas of our life, COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on separated families and the practice of family law in Ontario and the rest of Canada.  Join Julie Layne, a lawyer specializing in family law, for her discussion on the impact of COVID-19 on separated spouses.  She will review the effect of pandemic on the following areas:  co-parenting in the time of social distancing, changes in income for support, division of property and access to the Courts to resolve disputes.

27 Apr 2020, 4:00 PM

1.5 CPD hours


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Course Description

Course Walkthrough

  • Presentation
  • Recording
  • Certificate: Family Law Update under COVID-19 Circumstances
  • Feedback / comments

About the Instructor(s)

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Julie Layne

Julie Layne, principal of boutique firm Layne Family Law, practises in all aspects of family law matters including separation, divorce, cohabitation/marriage contracts, changes to previous orders and agreements.

Ms. Layne received a J.D. Law from the University of Toronto in 2002 after obtaining an Honours Bachelor of Arts, High Distinction, Political Science and International Development in 1998.

In 2013 Ms. Layne obtained her Masters in Family Law from Osgoode Hall Law School.  She also completed her certification and training in Collaborative Family Law.

Ms. Layne is trained and experienced in negotiation, mediation, arbitration, collaborative family law and litigation. She negotiates agreements with other parties and if necessary has the experience to represent clients in court to get results.

She enhances her practical work experience by advancing her knowledge and skills through academic and non-profit experience.

Ms. Layne sits as the Secretary of the Ontario Bar Association Family Law Section where she volunteers her time serving and advocating on behalf of the family law bar in Ontario.

She is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the York Region Bar Association and the Advocates Society.

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