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Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 8:33 AM

MARITAL PROPERTY - Division of family property on death - Practice and procedure - Limitation periods

Appeal by Baker from the summary dismissal of his application for an order dividing the property of his estranged spouse, Ramsdell, following Ramsdell’s death. ... [read more]

Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 12:41 PM

Pitblado Law promotes partner, adds family law associate

Winnipeg-based Pitblado Law has promoted one member to partner and hired a family law practitioner. ... [read more]

Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 12:25 PM

Court’s cost ruling sends message to Manitoba child care agencies, lawyer says

Manitoba’s child welfare agencies must be better at “providing timely disclosure” to parents in apprehension cases, says a lawyer in the wake of an appeal involving court costs handed to a homeless dad whose kids were taken away. ... [read more]

Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 9:22 AM

The rights a common law partner has against estate of a deceased partner

An important aspect of the division of property or to support are the rights of an unmarried person who is in a conjugal relationship. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 8:32 AM

MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT - Spousal support - Considerations - Compensatory support - Economic disadvantage of marriage - Amount of award - Lump sum award - Practice and procedure - Appeals

Appeal by the husband from the award of spousal support. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 11:29 AM

Bar complains of long delays in naming federal judges; justice minister says record number appointed in 2017 Jody Wilson-Raybould

The Trudeau government’s chronic failure to name judges on time has renewed complaints from the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), which is demanding a speedy fix for the persistent appointment delays, along with an explanation from Ottawa for why it takes so long to fill judicial vacancies that are forecast months ahead. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 9:45 AM

Sexual assault in spousal relationships: The right to say no

The issue of sexual assault is becoming increasingly visible in Canadian society and beyond. While the magnitude of sexual assault in women’s lives is becoming more apparent, the fact that it is often a reality for women in intimate and marital relationships is less evident and less often acknowledged. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 9:31 AM

No timeline in place for development of licence for Ontario paralegals to work in family law Howard Goldblatt sm

At their final Convocation in 2017, Ontario law society benchers approved a six-point action plan to tackle the access to justice crises being felt in family law across the province. Part of the plan included establishing a licence for non-lawyers to offer family law services. So far no timeline has been set for the development of that licence. ... [read more]

Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 12:42 PM

New associates at Vancouver’s Richards Buell Sutton

Richards Buell Sutton has hired two new associates.  ... [read more]

Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 2:23 PM

Mills & Mills names two new partners

Mills & Mills LLP, a firm that has been based in Toronto for over 130 years, has promoted two of its members to partner status. ... [read more]