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Thursday, November 12, 2015 @ 7:00 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 @ 8:00 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 @ 8:00 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 @ 8:00 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 @ 8:00 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]

Thursday, April 09, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

How family disputes are really settled

While public perceptions and much academic writing about family disputes is premised on resolution by an adversarial trial, most experienced lawyers know the actual process of dispute resolution rarely involves a trial. ... [read more]