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Thursday, July 07, 2016 @ 08:00 PM

Family Law - Custody and access - Practice and procedure - Orders - Variation or amendment of orders -

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Thursday, May 26, 2016 @ 08:00 PM

The multiplication factor

In family law, we are seeing an increasing number of clients with multiple ex-spouses and children from past relationships. These clients bring with them new challenges for family lawyers. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 07, 2016 @ 08:00 PM

He said, she said

The Jian Ghomeshi sexual assault trial has made headlines. Media attention has focused on the rights of the accused versus the rights of the victim. A very similar contest plays out every day in family courts all over Canada. Victims allege that their spouses committed acts such as sexual assault, assault with a weapon and uttering a death threat. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 18, 2016 @ 07:00 PM

More harm than good

Tasked with addressing the legacy of Indian residential schools, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) issued 94 recommendations in June 2015. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 11, 2016 @ 07:00 PM

Nation ‘can and must do better’ say ministers of child treatment

It’s rare to witness the attorney general of Canada, or other cabinet ministers for that matter, enthusiastically welcoming a tribunal decision against Ottawa, especially when it means millions more in federal spending — in this case on upgrading First Nations child welfare services to be “substantively equal” to those protecting other children. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 12, 2015 @ 07:00 PM

After Ashley Madison

The data breach and mass disclosure of subscribers at Ashley Madison caused a whirlwind of media speculation. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 01, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Court blasts child welfare system’s pace

Ontario has no concrete plans to fix a dilatory child welfare litigation regime that the province’s top court says sometimes condemns children to “legal limbo.” ... [read more]

Thursday, September 24, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Views of the child

Recognition is growing of the need to hear from children whose parents are separating, to ensure that the most appropriate plans are made and to protect their rights. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 23, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Falsely accused

Child abuse allegations aggravate custody disputes. Whether counsel represents the alleged abuser or the parent making the allegation, these cases are fraught with difficulty. The issue is a sensitive one, exposing intimate family details and raw emotion which are difficult to handle. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 28, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Alienating words

The number of Canadian family law cases in which claims of alienation have been raised has increased dramatically, from an average of four per year between 1989 and 1998, to 13.5 annually between 1999-2008, to a high of 57 in 2009, according to research by Nicholas Bala, Suzanne Hunt and Carolyn McCarney. ... [read more]