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Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 9:28 AM

The voice of the child in the justice processes: New research| John-Paul Boyd

In September 2017, the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family and the Alberta Office of the Child and Youth Advocate held a conference in Calgary on children’s participation in justice processes, intended to share information about how the views of children and youth are heard, how their interests are protected and how their evidence is received. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 @ 8:32 AM

MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT - Child support - Spousal Support - Calculation or attribution of income

Appeal by the husband from a trial decision imputing income to him and granting an order awarding the wife primary care and control of the youngest child without specifying custody. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 @ 5:44 AM

CBA seeks ‘immediate’ divorce reforms to end harm to thousands of kids in support and relocation cases Lawrence Pinsky

Family law lawyers are asking Ottawa to “take immediate steps” to update the Divorce Act and end decades of unfairness and litigation harmful to thousands of children whose parents divorce. ... [read more]

Monday, January 08, 2018 @ 12:34 PM

Quartet of new partners for Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP

Ottawa-based Nelligan O'Brien Payne LLP has named four new partners across a number of practice areas. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 04, 2018 @ 8:33 AM

SPOUSAL SUPPORT - Variation or termination of obligation - Changed circumstances - Practice and procedure - General principles - Legislation

Appeal by husband from a Supreme Court order regarding spousal support. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 04, 2018 @ 8:26 AM

Access to Justice: Katie Sykes on designing legal expert systems | Thomas Cromwell

Innovation can be a driver of improved access to justice. But our profession is not noted for being at the forefront of innovation. And so it is encouraging to see signs that innovation is front and centre in the training of the next generation of lawyers. That is what I saw on a visit to Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law in Kamloops, B.C., and in particular in a course created and taught by professor Katie Sykes. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 02, 2018 @ 8:22 AM

CUSTODY AND ACCESS - Offences and penalties - Child abduction - Hague Convention - Practice and procedure - Appeals - Stay of order pending appeal

Motion by the appellant mother for a stay of an order to return the parties' children to Tennessee. ... [read more]

Friday, December 29, 2017 @ 12:17 PM

Report offers suggestions to improve access to justice in Manitoba Allison_Fenske_sm

An image makeover, a focus on the marginalized and the use of high-tech “one-stop shops” for far-flung parts of Manitoba could help ease that province’s access to justice woes, states a recent report. ... [read more]

Friday, December 29, 2017 @ 8:22 AM

CUSTODY AND ACCESS - Considerations - Best interests of child - Maximum contact principle - Primary residence - Removal of child from jurisdiction

Appeal by the father from an order permitting the mother to relocate with the child. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 @ 8:26 AM

New Brunswick amends Insurance Act to better protect victims of domestic violence Arson insurance

New Brunswick is poised to become the sixth province in Canada — and the first in Atlantic Canada — to compel insurance companies to pay co-insureds when their home is deliberately burned down (or otherwise damaged) by an abusive spouse. ... [read more]