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Tuesday, August 01, 2017 @ 11:09 AM

Romano joins Miller Thomson's family law practice as associate

Stephanie Romano has joined Miller Thomson as an associate in the firm's office in Vaughan, Ont. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 08:32 AM

Paralegal debate: let’s settle for ‘better’ not ‘perfect’ access to justice | Julius Melnitzer

The current debate about paralegal representation in Ontario’s family courts, and the degree of opposition to it in the bar and judiciary, exemplify just how far the profession is removed from reality. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 06:19 AM

Ontario Court of Appeal ruling may have ‘far-reaching effect’ on family law

The Ontario Court of Appeal has delivered a decision in a custody case that a family lawyer says may have far-reaching consequences. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 @ 10:23 AM

Radley Family Law adds Tadman as associate

Gillian Tadman has joined Radley Family Law as an associate. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 @ 08:30 AM

MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT - Spousal support - Calculation or attribution of income

Appeal by the husband from an order requiring him to pay monthly spousal maintenance of $3,600 based on an imputed income of $150,000. ... [read more]

Monday, July 24, 2017 @ 08:39 AM

Distributive tax knowledge will keep those negligence claims away

A tax topic that is becoming increasingly important and a fixture in family law corporate division is distributive taxes. This concept can attract negligence claims against a lawyer who does not consider them for his or her client. When it comes to division of family property, consideration of distributive taxes or lack thereof may mean gaining or losing hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars for a spouse. ... [read more]

Monday, July 24, 2017 @ 08:26 AM

Alberta report snapshot of nature and scale of family disputes | John-Paul Boyd

A new report from the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family analyzes data collected by the federal Department of Justice from Alberta divorce files in 2011, focusing on timelines in the divorce process, parenting orders and child support orders. The report reaches a number of interesting conclusions, especially when the data is analyzed by gender and by the mention of family violence. ... [read more]

Friday, July 21, 2017 @ 07:17 AM

Ottawa women’s shelter given grant to assist study of family court system

Harmony House, a women’s shelter in Ottawa, has been given a federal grant to support its study of Canada’s family court system and to raise recommendations to make the system better. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 @ 09:25 AM

Why so many family law cases are difficult to settle

There are a number of reasons family law cases are hard to settle. Here are some of the main impediments. ... [read more]

Friday, July 14, 2017 @ 01:11 PM

When couples choose collaboration, not litigation Savin

After years of practising family litigation, Nicola Savin grew increasingly frustrated with its timelines, lack of problem-solving and copious amounts of paper production. “I felt that I wasn’t part of the solution,” she said. “I felt that I was part of the problem.” ... [read more]