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Achieving third party settlements when criminal charges are involved

Monday, March 05, 2018 @ 9:06 AM | By Lorne Wolfson

Many family law cases have parallel criminal proceedings. These proceedings may arise from events related to the family law case (domestic assaults, harassment, breach of court orders, etc.) or be totally unrelated. As a result of the adoption of a “zero tolerance” approach by the criminal justice system to allegations of domestic abuse, increasing numbers of family law cases involve criminal charges against one or both of the spouses.

Criminal charges 

The presence of criminal charges will usually impede the resolution of the family law issues....