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“Can I Get Legal Aid To Help Me?” Legal Aid Services for the Family Law Client in Ontario

As the start of another new year is upon us, many family law lawyers will either smile at or dread the deluge of work that usually comes with potential clients who make it the New Year’s Resolution that this will be the year they take their ex-spouse, ex-partner, or ex-romantic liaison to court. However, with [...]

By |2024-02-06T20:13:33-05:00February 6th, 2024|Blogs|0 Comments

The Grown-Up Family Lawyer Christmas Wish (to the melody of “Grown Up Christmas List”)

Do you remember me?I have been your lawyer since January of 2023.I’ve been waiting for you to tell me what you need. Well, it’s been a really long, long time.And I know you haven’t committed a crime.But you still haven’t paid your bill, not even a dime. So here’s my year end wish.I do not mean to [...]

By |2023-12-19T21:25:36-05:00December 19th, 2023|Blogs|0 Comments

Getting Blood from a Stone – Getting Disclosure, Imputing Income, and Other Adventures in Support Cases

IntroductionAlmost 30 years have come and gone since I started practicing family law, and yet I am still amazed at how many people are in the dark about their obligation to pay child support when their relationship ends. At first, it was almost exclusively men, but over the last 5 to 10 years, the number [...]

By |2023-12-03T19:12:56-05:00December 3rd, 2023|Blogs|0 Comments

What do Halloween and Family Law Have in Common? (Keep reading to find out … if you dare!!)

A few weeks ago, as I was attending to my annual task of putting up/out the Halloween decorations and purchasing the candy for trick-or-treaters, I started thinking about my upcoming blog. Property topics, support topics, costs topics - all of them are just too scary to think about it at the best of times. So, [...]

By |2023-10-31T10:06:34-05:00October 31st, 2023|Blogs|0 Comments

“Can We Really Take Parenting Tips From Birds?” Nesting Orders in Family Law

Introduction As we get ready for the fall of 2023, many of us prepare our homes for the winter weather to come. We put away the summer furniture, close the pool, check the furnace, switch out our summer clothes for fall/winter clothes, fertilize the grass for winter, and other such chores. In general parlance, this [...]

By |2023-10-01T18:53:36-05:00October 1st, 2023|Blogs|0 Comments

What Do You Mean I Owe My Ex Rent? They Are Not Even Living In The House! (The Issue of Occupation Rent)

Introduction As I reach my 30th year of practice, some of the hardest battles I have fought are the urban legends that people hear from friends, family, social media or just popular culture. Ideas like “if I have my kids 40% of the time, I don’t have to pay child support,” or “ married and [...]

By |2023-08-31T18:49:33-05:00August 31st, 2023|Blogs|0 Comments

“Communication Let Me Down” The Importance of Clear and Concise Communications in Family Law Matters

Introduction As a teenager growing up in the early 1980s, one of my favourite bands was Spandau Ballet. A less popular song of theirs was entitled “Communication,” and in the refrain, I get the title to this blog: “Communication let me down, and I am left here.” The song was about the fracture in a [...]

By |2023-08-02T10:19:11-05:00August 2nd, 2023|Blogs|0 Comments

“Why are you being nice to my ex? And why is her lawyer your friend?” Civility and Professionalism in Family Law Matters

IntroductionOne of the most challenging aspects of my job, even after almost 30 years of practice, is to manage the expectations of my clients. They are heavily influenced by their own set of friends, family and the media, believing that what they see about lawyers on American shows and movies should be the way it [...]

By |2023-07-01T13:14:51-05:00July 1st, 2023|Blogs|0 Comments

“Can I ask Siri or Alexa to Represent Me in Family Court?” Artificial Intelligence and the Role for Family Lawyers in the Modern World

This blog is a bit of a “refresher” of my very first blog from early 2019 entitled “Do I Need a Family Law Lawyer.” With the events over the past 4-5 years that we all had to live through, including the Covid-19 pandemic, the changing economic realities (locally and globally), and the major developments in [...]

By |2023-06-01T12:58:30-05:00June 1st, 2023|Blogs|0 Comments

“An Honest Lawyer? – Is this Fake News?” Addressing Some of the Myths About Family Law Lawyers (or, at least about me)

As we have let go of the nasty winter weather and transition into spring, many of us wonder what the next few months will be like, so we can plan ahead. In some ways, family law clients must do the same when they have come to a point where they must decide to hire a [...]

By |2023-05-01T11:07:52-05:00May 1st, 2023|Blogs|0 Comments
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