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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 @ 09:46 AM

Child abduction and non-Hague Convention countries

The rise of globalization, ease of travel and parental conflict have given rise to an increasing rate of international child abduction. Some children are lucky enough to be returned to their home more easily and more expeditiously than other children. It ultimately depends on where they live and where they are abducted to. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 @ 09:22 AM

Canadian research institute studying cost of resolving family law disputes John-Paul Boyd sm

The Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family (CRILF) and the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice are tackling a piece of the access to justice puzzle together by conducting a study on the cost of resolving family law disputes. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 @ 01:18 PM

B.C. court rules Indigenous heritage doesn’t override child’s best interest in adoption Jasmeet Wahid sm

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has determined that a child’s Indigenous heritage does not attract a “super-weight” over other factors in adoption in a decision the birth mother plans to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.   ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 @ 08:45 AM

CUSTODY AND ACCESS - Practice and procedure

Appeal by the mother from an interim order varying the parties’ parenting arrangement and granting the father primary care. ... [read more]

Monday, August 14, 2017 @ 09:36 AM

What Bill 28 means to sperm donor pregnancies and surrogacy

The recent amendments to the Children’s Law Reform Act acknowledges the reality of family formation using assisted reproduction, However, there are cautionary notes that need to be taken into consideration. ... [read more]

Friday, August 11, 2017 @ 09:21 AM

How soaring real estate prices affect separating spouses Housing bubble

In recent years, home prices in the Greater Toronto Area have experienced a year-over-year spike in sale prices. Although this is positive news for families' net worth, this trend has caused particular difficulty for separating spouses. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 08, 2017 @ 12:04 PM

Legal Aid Ontario to hold consultations on challenges faced by racialized groups Kimberly Roach sm

Ontario’s capital is known as the most diverse city in the world, with over half of Toronto’s population being made up of racialized communities. Although this is a celebrated part of the province’s image, a large number of these groups live in poverty and struggle with access to legal services.   ... [read more]

Friday, August 04, 2017 @ 08:57 AM

Service of family process abroad must comply with Hague Convention Family flag

As the “nuclear family” of the 1960s is no longer the norm and Canadians become more accustomed to diverse manifestations of the family model, family lawyers and judges across the country are faced with increasingly complex fact scenarios, including issues related to multinational families. One such issue is the proper service of divorce or custody applications on a spouse who is living or working abroad. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 03, 2017 @ 03:24 PM

Rossi joins Miller Thomson as partner

Belinda Rossi is a new partner in Miller Thomson's Vaughan, Ont., office. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 02, 2017 @ 01:36 PM

Hi Tech: Marketing your legal startup | Luigi Benetton

This is the second article in a two-part series. Part one introduced three legal technology entrepreneurs whose businesses have launch dates between December 2016 and December 2017. Part two discusses the market they face and their plans to succeed.    ... [read more]