Matia Matkovic, of Matkovic Allan Family Law, presents a practical guide to why and when Expert Opinion Evidence is needed on a family law file. She will explain which situations do not require Expert Evidence, despite appearances to the contrary. Ms. Matkovic will address how to determine the type of expert required, how that expert will help your client’s case and how to prepare clients for interactions with an expert retained on their file.
She will also discuss the role of a court-appointed expert and when it is appropriate to jointly retain such an expert. In addition, Ms. Matkovic will address how to respond to an unfavourable report from a court-appointed expert and when and why it is appropriate to hire litigation support to deal with certain types of expert evidence.