The Financial Planning Association of Canada is pleased to invite you to another complimentary educational event, Family Law Basics for Financial Professionals: Issue-spotting and Problem- solving to Help your Clients Navigate Separation and Divorce. This event, lead by Heather Hansen will take place on November 17th at 1:00pm EST. 

Financial professionals often deal with clients who are working through issues related to separation and divorce. Here’s your chance to learn from a family law expert about the core issues separating and divorcing clients face and how you can best advise a client during these challenging times. 

Heather Hansen is a partner at McCarthy Hansen & Company LLP.  She is a Certified Specialist (C.S.) in Family Law by the Law Society of Ontario and a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers.

Heather represents and advises clients on all issues related to divorce, custody and access, spousal and child support, division of property, separation agreements, domestic/marriage contracts, religious marriage contracts, child protection, and cross-border/international family law issues (including Hague Convention matters). She has significant trial experience, regularly appearing at all levels of court across the Province of Ontario, and she also represents clients in complex negotiations, mediation and arbitration proceedings.

Heather is recognized and ranked (Band 2) in Chambers & Partners – Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth, “Repeatedly Recommended” in Lexpert and is consistently recognized in the Best Lawyers in Canada for Family Law. She is a past recipient of the Lexpert Rising Stars Award Leading Lawyers under 40 Award (Canada). 

Heather is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Family Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association, The Advocates’ Society, and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto (Hon. BA) and the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law (LL.B) where she was the recipient of a number of academic awards and prizes. She lives in Toronto with her husband, two children, and a big loveable rescue dog.

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