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Wednesday, September 13, 2017 @ 10:39 AM

Law professor named to Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Anver Emon, a professor with the University of Toronto's faculty of law was recognized by the Royal Society of Canada for his work on Islamic law and international law in child custody cases. ... [read more]

Monday, September 11, 2017 @ 11:02 AM

Opioid crisis brings child custody challenges | Lisa Gelman and David Frenkel

For parents with addiction issues who are caring for children, the repercussions can be severe, requiring a proactive legal approach. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 07, 2017 @ 09:20 AM

Polyamorous relationships might be the next frontier for family lawyers | John-Paul Boyd

With a recent study by the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family finding that the number of people involved in more than one intimate relationship at a time is likely growing, understanding the applicable legislation is becoming more important. ... [read more]

Friday, September 01, 2017 @ 02:08 PM

Ontario Court of Appeal highlights importance of intent in gratuitous transfers Zohar Levy sm

In a property dispute case between a common law couple involving a line of credit, the Ontario Court of Appeal has determined that an application judge erred on the question of intent regarding a gratuitous transfer. ... [read more]

Friday, September 01, 2017 @ 11:40 AM

Lawyers leveraging AI technology to boost access to information, justice Marc-André Séguin sm

When people have a question about a legal matter, where are they most likely to turn to first — a lawyer that they pay for, or the Internet? ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 @ 10:09 AM

MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT - Child Support - Spousal support - Calculation or attribution of income - Considerations - Ability to pay - Pension

Appeal by the husband from a 2016 order respecting spousal and child support. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 @ 08:55 AM

The pros and cons of using evaluations to enhance family law mediation Evaluation_sm

The use of evaluations in mediation is controversial. But they can be an effective way to break an impasse when more traditional techniques are unsuccessful. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 @ 08:32 AM

CHILD PROTECTION - Children’s aid societies - Supervision or guardianship - Considerations - Best interests of child - Status review - Practice and procedure - Parties

Appeal by Valoris pour enfants et adultes de Prescott-Russell (Society) from a Divisional Court decision overturning an order adding the foster-to-adopt mother as a party to child protection proceedings relating to AN. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 24, 2017 @ 02:44 PM

Adjudicator calls for specialized court to tackle pet ownership and custody issues Rebeka Breder

Nova Scotia small claims court adjudicator Eric Slone is frustrated with being legally compelled to treat Fido like a Ford Focus or other four-wheeled vehicle. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 @ 08:57 AM

Tribunal decision recalibrates family status accommodation

Family status accommodation has been in flux in recent years. The Federal Court of Appeal decision in Canada (Attorney General) v. Johnstone, 2014 FCA 110 ("Johnstone") provided a new legal test to be applied. However, there was always the possibility that Ontario courts or tribunals would not follow the federal decision. That possibility became reality last fall. ... [read more]