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Monday, April 16, 2018 @ 8:56 AM

CUSTODY AND ACCESS - Considerations - Best interests of child - Maximum contact principle - Custody - Sole custody - Access - Primary residence - Removal of child from jurisdiction

Appeal by Brand from an order granting Reeves sole custody with permission to relocate from Ontario to Nova Scotia with the child. ... [read more]

Friday, April 13, 2018 @ 8:30 AM

Eldercare and the new reality in estates law elder_care_sm

In the next decade Canadian baby boomers stand to inherit about $750 billion which is a direct consequence of our aging population. Another consequence of that is the rising incidence of dementia and other cognitive disorders which is already at epidemic levels and will only get worse in the future. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 12, 2018 @ 8:50 AM

MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT - Child support - Considerations - Ability to pay - Second families - Retroactive awards - Spousal support - Considerations - Ability to pay - Second families

Appeal by the wife from an order awarding her retroactive child support, but denying her retroactive spousal support. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 12, 2018 @ 8:43 AM

What does a high-conflict separation and divorce look like? Cheryl Suann Williams

High-conflict separations and divorces represent about 10 per cent of the approximately 70,000 annual divorces in Canada. They often result from one or both of the parties having high-conflict personalities. There are behaviours, both typical and unique, of the high-conflict party and consequences for their conduct that family law lawyers should be aware of. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 @ 7:12 AM

Judge ‘shocked’ by JDR room full of ‘very large dark men’ does ‘not harbour racist views’: federal judicial council Justice Kristine Eidsvik

An Alberta judge who publicly expressed her “shock” in unexpectedly encountering a judicial dispute resolution room “full of very large dark men” does “not harbour racist views” the Canadian Judicial Council (CJC) states in a decision that critics say fails to adequately address or acknowledge unconscious and systemic racial bias on the federal bench. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 @ 12:15 PM

Elder advocacy group adds national director of law

CARP has hired Laura Tamblyn Watts to be its first national director of law, policy and research. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 @ 8:50 AM

MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT - Child support - Calculation or attribution of income - Financial disclosure - Retroactive awards - Quantum - Payor’s annual income - Veterans’ pensions and allowances

Application by the mother for child support based on income imputed to the father. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 @ 8:48 AM

Malpractice claims regarding wills double in a decade exploding_document_sm

While wills and estates may never rival litigation or real estate as a risky practice area for lawyers, LAWPRO has seen the average annual number of wills claims double over the past ten years. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 @ 8:42 AM

Family law report shows marked contrast in adversarial and non-adversarial processes | John-Paul Boyd

The Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family has just released a new report comparing the expense, efficiency and efficacy of different resolution processes in family law disputes. The study was undertaken with the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice, as a part of the forum’s seven-year Cost of Justice project, and examined the views of 166 lawyers practising in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Nova Scotia on collaborative negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation. ... [read more]

Monday, April 09, 2018 @ 9:26 AM

Project will make Windsor-area libraries more friendly to self-represented litigants Dayna Cornwall

Over the course of two years, public libraries in Windsor, Ont., and in the County of Essex will be transformed into places better designed to serve self-represented litigants facing family law matters. ... [read more]