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Wednesday, November 29, 2017 @ 10:14 AM

Challenges of parenting after separation made easier with Toolkit | John-Paul Boyd

The Canadian Bar Association’s family law section, in partnership with the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family, has published a useful new resource for family law lawyers and their clients. ... [read more]

Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 8:51 AM

Lawyers back Family Law Act change, but say disability definition may become issue Ryan McNeil sm

The Ontario government has introduced an amendment to the province’s Family Law Act that would make all children with disabilities eligible for child support regardless of whether their parents were ever married. ... [read more]

Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 8:44 AM

Judges urge changes to speed up discovery process, adopt technology Fred_Myers_and_Andrew_Peck

Judges on both sides of the Canada-United States border want to see more efficient discovery processes and more use of predictive coding/technology assisted review (TAR). ... [read more]

Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 9:57 AM

Courts consider whether alcohol mixes with employment in imputing income

Society and the courts recognize that many factors contribute to substance abuse and addiction, and that any illness, including alcoholism, is rarely a matter of fault. However, when an individual attempts to use alcoholism to gain a monetary advantage in the courts, the refusal or failure of a party to take all reasonable steps to deal with such an illness can be viewed critically. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 @ 1:47 PM

Dispute resolution conference highlights need to include paralegals, mediators in family law Noel Semple and Justice Annemarie Bonkalo sm

Couples going through separation or dispute resolution need help from a court system that is unaffordable, clogged with trials and complicated paperwork. What is the solution? ... [read more]

Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 1:00 PM

Legal aid veteran now champions causes for impoverished pro bono

For 31 years, Vince Calderhead worked for Nova Scotia Legal Aid helping individuals living in poverty address a diverse and dire range of legal issues. He retired earlier this year — and almost immediately went to work in private practice with Pink Larkin. That work, however, is unique in Canada. Calderhead, who is counsel in the Halifax law firm, does not charge for his services. ... [read more]

Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 8:35 AM

ADOPTION - Considerations - Best interests of child - Adoption by custom - Practice and procedure

Appeal by both the birth parents and foster parents of a child from a Supreme Court of British Columbia order striking their petition as an abuse of process. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 9:16 AM

Law Foundation’s Access to Justice Fund making a difference: report Tanya Lee

Access to justice has been enhanced across Canada thanks to a one-of-a-kind program launched by the Law Foundation of Ontario, a new report has concluded. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 3:13 PM

New family court position for Justice Douglas

Justice Peter A. Douglas who has been a judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario, now has some new duties. He has been named as a member of the family court in Barrie. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 8:01 AM

MARITAL PROPERTY - Equalization or division - Exempt acquisitions and deductions - Practice and procedure - Appeals

Appeal by the husband from a trial judgment ordering equalization of family property and affirming validity of an Islamic marriage contract. ... [read more]