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“Hey Santa, All I Want for Christmas is a Guarantee…. What do you mean “No?” ”

As we approach the holiday season of giving, many of us are tasked with a list of what presents we need to get for our loved ones, friends, neighbours, and perhaps colleagues at work.  In family law litigation, it may seem like it is Christmas all year long because their clients always ask family [...]

By |2020-11-30T10:05:01-05:00November 30th, 2020|Blogs|0 Comments

Is It Too Late? Capacity and the Preparation & Execution of Your Will and Powers of Attorney

As the autumn leaves have mostly fallen off the tree, and most of us have struggled to burn off all the calories we gained over the Thanksgiving weekend, October will soon give way to November. That means one thing for many of us in the legal profession: It is “Make a Will” month?  Last [...]

By |2020-10-31T08:38:53-05:00October 31st, 2020|Blogs|0 Comments

“I Can’t Afford a Lawyer in Family Court. What Should I Do?”

They say that in life, only two things are certain – death and taxes. After 27 years of practicing law, I would add a third certainty to that mix – the growing unaffordability of family law litigation. When I started my practice in 1994, only 1 in 5 clients in family court was without [...]

By |2020-10-30T21:46:13-05:00September 30th, 2020|Blogs|0 Comments

Summary Judgment in Child Protection Cases

You would think that life cannot get worse than when the local child welfare agency (sometimes called the Children’s Aid Society, or CAS) comes to your home and apprehends your children. Sadly, it can get worse, and often does. Not only can they take your children and limit any access you have to them, [...]

By |2020-10-30T21:47:07-05:00August 31st, 2020|Blogs|0 Comments

Won’t You Please Think of the Children – How Children Should, and Should Not, Play a Role in Family Law Proceedings

For those of you who are fans of the TV series “The Simpsons,” you will know that one of the characters, Helen Lovejoy, wife of Reverend Lovejoy, is often heard to bemoan the phrase “Please, Think of the Children.” In an animated comedy TV show, geared for older children and adults, we may laugh at [...]

By |2020-10-30T21:48:04-05:00July 31st, 2020|Blogs|0 Comments

“It’s Not You, It’s Me… Well, Maybe It Is You.” – The End Of The Lawyer-Client Relationship

At the beginning of any relationship, hope springs eternal, and the possibilities seem endless. There appears to be nothing that could get in the way of a perfect pairing. But for many people, that’s not how real-life works. Putting aside that over 50% of marriages end in divorce, and the [...]

By |2020-10-30T21:49:02-05:00June 30th, 2020|Blogs|0 Comments

Conferences, Conferences, Conferences – Why so Many Conferences?

When I first started practicing law in 1994, family law matters were dealt very differently than today. The court forms were simple and open-ended, but lawyers would fill them with very long, predictable, and inflammatory statements. Generally speaking, the successful party was the one who filed the court papers first. When we got to court, [...]

By |2020-10-30T21:49:55-05:00May 29th, 2020|Blogs|0 Comments

Taxes and Family Law – A “Potpourri”

As we have reached the end of April, we would typically turn our minds to tax filings. But since the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has given us a bit of a reprieve from filing our tax returns by April 30 this year (given that it has been a different year, indeed), I thought it would [...]

By |2020-10-30T21:50:53-05:00April 30th, 2020|Blogs|0 Comments

Time-Sharing in the Time of COVID 19

In the early days of this COVID 19 Pandemic, some people in the legal profession thought that minor differences between former spouses and partners involved in family law disputes would go by the wayside, and people would focus on the bigger issues facing all of us in society, like our economic and personal survival. [...]

By |2020-10-30T21:52:30-05:00March 31st, 2020|Blogs|0 Comments

To FRO or not to FRO

In my travels as a family law lawyer, I have seen the many challenges that both support recipients and support payors go through in dealing with the government agency known as the Family Responsibility Office, the FRO. It is a much-maligned agency, having started as “Support and Custody Order Enforcement” (SCOE) and then the [...]

By |2020-10-30T21:53:49-05:00February 29th, 2020|Blogs|0 Comments
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