“Stay In Your Lane” The Balance Between Being a Your Client’s Legal Advocate, Their Friend, and their Legal Activist

As I approach the end of my 50s, I sometimes reflect on the work I have done for my clients, and I truly hoped they know that I tried my best to represent their interests. When I was a young lawyer, I did not have the wealth of experience that I now have, but I [...]

By |2024-06-05T08:28:09-05:00June 5th, 2024|Blogs|0 Comments

What’s Yours is Mine, and What’s Mine is Yours, Right? Right?? Common Law Spouses and the Property Issues Between Them

In my last blog, I wrote about the how the “boomer generation” is getting older and that we are seeing the largest transfer of wealth in history. I focused that blog on transfers of property between married spouses, and between parents and children, for tax purposes, for business purposes, for inheritance purposes, or simply for [...]

By |2024-05-03T08:28:06-05:00May 3rd, 2024|Blogs|0 Comments

Whose Name Is It In Anyway? The Transfer of Property Between Spouses and Family Members And Its Consequences in Family Law Cases

As the “boomer generation” gets older, we have been told that we will see the largest transfer of wealth in history. We don’t have to wait for the future – it’s already here - some of that wealth transfer is happening right now. In family law cases, we are seeing older parents transfer some of [...]

By |2024-03-28T19:09:34-05:00March 28th, 2024|Blogs|0 Comments

Is there “Alienation” Amongst Us? Parenting Alienation and its Impact in Family Law Cases

In recent communications I have had with family law lawyer colleagues on social media, one of the issues that has come up is the reference to parental alienation in family law cases: how often it comes up, when it comes up, how judges treat, etc. It is one of those terms that is used so [...]

By |2024-03-05T20:59:30-05:00March 5th, 2024|Blogs|0 Comments

“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
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