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Why January is so busy for family lawyers

Many couples consider splitting up during the month of January and talking to a lawyer can help people wade through this stressful and confusing period in their life, says ... Read more

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Appeal court brings certainty to couples with cohabitation agreements

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal ruling should reassure couples who enter into cohabitation agreements that they will not be easily undone, Toronto family lawyer  Christine ... Read more

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Fathers hindered by traditional views of gender roles in custody disputes

Fathers face an uphill task to maintain equal custody of children ahead of trial, Toronto family lawyer  Gene C. Colman  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . In interim ... Read more

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When courts order the sale of the matrimonial home

By Andrew Feldstein In this case , the parties were married in 1979 and separated in 2014. There were no children of the marriage. Both parties were employed during the ... Read more

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Disclose support obligations when mortgage shopping: Silbert

This is the final instalment in a three-part series on the intersection of family law and real estate law. In this post,   St. Catharines family lawyer Sharon Silbert ... Read more

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Good vibes only — that’s ridiculous!

By Leanne Townsend All too often in social media and other places I see people posting about how they want “good vibes only” and how they have a “no ... Read more

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Presumption of shared parenting not the best route: Townsend

A move to amend the  Divorce Act  and establish equal shared parenting (ESP) as a presumption in child custody cases may not be a good idea, says Toronto family lawyer ... Read more

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Rare cost award granted against Office of the Children's Lawyer

Costs awards can be granted against the Office of the Children's Lawyer (OCL)   in rare instances, Toronto family lawyer  Jennifer Samara Shuber  tells  ... Read more

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'Ask Andrew' to focus on how divorce affects estate planning

Markham family law lawyer  Andrew Feldstein  of  Feldstein Family Law Group  will host the next episode of live-to-the-internet Q&A show Ask Andrew on Jan. ... Read more

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Is January divorce month?

By Jennifer Samara Shuber Happy New Year to everyone. I hope the holidays treated you well and you have survived the deep freeze. I spent a week at a cottage on the shores of ... Read more

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What to expect at a case conference

By Angela Princewill It is often nerve-racking and overwhelming in the days leading up to a case conference. As such, it is important to have some essential knowledge of ... Read more

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The court's authority to order therapeutic intervention in alienation cases

By Andrew Feldstein In this case , the parties were married in 1992. The parties had three sons together. The parties separated in May 2014. They signed a separation ... Read more

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Mindfulness can improve how lawyers practise law

A commitment to mindfulness can lead to less stress and better communication, and it could also change the way you practise law, says Toronto-area family lawyer  Nicolle ... Read more

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Less talk, more action on paralegals in family law: Colman

The legal profession should stop talking and start acting when it comes to paralegals in family law, Toronto family lawyer  Gene C. Colman  tells  AdvocateDaily.com ... Read more

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Must children be registered as a specific sex on official documents?

By Lisa Gelman Earlier this year, an eight-month-old baby in British Columbia made  international news  when the child was issued a health card that does not ... Read more

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Cohabitation agreements provide certainty on property division

A properly drafted cohabitation agreement can give couples some certainty over the ownership of property brought into the relationship, says Toronto family lawyer and ... Read more

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We split up and our home value went up, now what?

By Reesa Heft It depends. This 2015 Ontario Court of Appeal case offers guidance and insight to family law lawyers when answering this common question. Specifically, what ... Read more

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Equal shared parenting law needed to reflect societal changes

Toronto family lawyer  Christine Marchetti tells  AdvocateDaily.com she would welcome a legislated presumption of equal shared parenting (ESP), as long as there are ... Read more

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Equal parenting shouldn’t be automatic starting point

Toronto family lawyer  Lisa Gelman hopes a defeated private member's bill that tried to establish equal shared parenting as the default position in custody disputes ... Read more

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Holistic family lawyer helps clients move forward

Toronto family lawyer and life coach Leanne Townsend calls herself a “lawpreneur” for delivering a combination of legal and personal services in an integrated way. ... Read more

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