An accessible and engaging overview of Ontario family law, this course is designed for anyone seeking to become an accredited family mediator, parenting coordinator or arbitrator, who does not have a family law background.
The primary purpose of the course to learn how to ensure that clients understand the legal implications of any potential settlement options.
Participants will learn:
- the essential statutes that govern family law practice in Ontario
- the role of case law in determining legal rights and obligations
- the interplay between parenting plans and financial issues:
- basic law regarding custody, access, mobility & third party rights
- basic child support law
- basic spousal support law
- basic property division law
- domestic contracts
- enforceability of settlements
- related areas of law: criminal, bankruptcy, corporate, real estate, succession, tax
- drafting essentials when documenting proposed settlements
*30 hours of family law training is required by the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General for anyone providing Parenting Coordination and Family Arbitration services. As well, the Riverdale Mediation Internship Program requires applicants to have at least 30 hours of family law training.
For further savings see Course Packages (for non-Family Lawyers)