Online Seminar

Family Law and the Income Tax Act

MAR 30 - Mar 31, 2023



MAR 30 - MAR 31



8:30 AM - 12:30 PM




7.5 Hours


0 Hours


Registration open until

Mar 27, 2023


March flash sale! Receive 40% off our March seminars.

This newly revised course has shifted online into two, half-day, live, instructor-led sessions. We recognize that online learning a vastly different experience from an in-person seminar and our instructors have adapted the interactive sessions to include regularly scheduled breaks and digital breakout rooms for group discussions. Our goal is to make your experience more convenient as we navigate the new reality of virtual learning.


  • March 30, 2023, 8:30am - 12:30pm
  • March 31, 2023, 8:30am - 12:30pm
  • This seminar reviews the Ontario Family Law Act and the legal, financial and taxation aspects of marriage, separation and divorce. The definitions and rules applicable to family property, the matrimonial home, child and spousal support obligations and domestic contracts are examined in some detail. The income tax rules and planning opportunities are also an aspect of this seminar.

    The detailed implications of income tax and marital breakdown are more fully reviewed in the Family Law and the Income Tax Act seminar. Two instructors, a tax partner with a national firm, and a family law lawyer, will present this informative full-day course.


    • Legal framework for family law (somewhat specific to Ontario)
    • Definitions within the Act (spouse, separation, property, support)
    • Family property - valuation, excluded property and the equalization process
    • The new “Pension Splitting” rules
    • Matrimonial home and the differences between married and unmarried couples
    • Support obligations – child and spouse
    • Domestic contracts – what can and cannot be covered in one
    • The Income Tax Act and implications of separation
    • Planning considerations in a corporate setting


    This seminar is ideal for those who want to understand the specific tax and legal rules related to the Income Tax Act and marital and family breakdown.


    March Flash Sale until Mar 27, 2023

    $289.00 Personal Passport

    $289.00 Organization Passport

    $289.00 Member

    $289.00 Student

    $345.00 Public

    Status: Registration open until Mar 27, 2023




    Terry Hainsworth practised law for 42 years in London. Over the years he has taught at the University of Western Ontario's law school and the Ontario Bar Admission course. He is a frequent lecturer at continuing education programs for the Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of Upper Canada. He is the author of several textbooks on Family Law widely used by family law lawyers throughout Canada. He now practices as a Family Law Mediator and Arbitrator.

    Douglas Plummer, CPA, CA is a Tax partner with BDO in London Ontario. Doug has over 30 years of public practice tax experience; working in several offices that tend to focus on owner managed enterprises. Along with his ongoing income tax specialization, he is also involved in commodity tax issues, estate planning, and family law matters. Doug has also taught tax courses at the University level, and has presented a number of courses for CPA Ontario, at the School of Accountancy, as well as for all three predecessor bodies over the past 25 years.


    This course is a live webinar. You must attend the live course to receive verifiable CPD hours. We recommend you join five minutes prior to the scheduled starting time. To get the full experience of this interactive course, use a computer that has video and microphone capabilities.

    Electronic material can be accessed one week prior to the course at and should be downloaded in advance.

    Registration, cancellation, withdrawal and all other CPA Ontario PD Seminar policies can be found here.