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Property division very different for unmarried couples

Toronto family lawyer Lisa Gelman uses a simple example to illustrate the difference between married and common-law when it comes to dividing property after a breakup. The ... Read more

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More training needed before paralegals can practise family law

Paralegals would need additional training before taking on any family law work, Brampton lawyer-linguist  Suzanne Deliscar tells  AdvocateDaily.com . In a  ... Read more

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Support change for disabled adult child long overdue

The provincial government’s move to give adult children with disabilities access to child support is long overdue, says Toronto family lawyer  Christine Marchetti ... Read more

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Legal advice a must for separation agreements

A high-flying surgeon’s failed attempt to set aside an unfavourable separation agreement shows the value of obtaining legal advice, Toronto family lawyer  Shelly Kalra ... Read more

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Better outcomes for children through mediation

Couples in the midst of a biter breakup may want to think twice before starting litigation as a contentious divorce can have long-term negative impacts on the children, Toronto ... Read more

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Avoiding tragedy: children first in custody disputes

Child custody battles are typically fraught with high emotions, control issues, hostility and — in many cases — a lack of consideration for the best interests of the ... Read more

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'Ask Andrew' to answer audience questions on family and employment law

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 Oct. ... Read more

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Handling the financial disruption of divorce

Divorcing couples may be prepared for the emotional upheaval of separation, but they’re often stunned by the financial impact, says Markham family law lawyer  Andrew ... Read more

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Sham marriages: when people marry for immigration status

The allegation that someone married their partner because they're Canadian is often a source of conflict in a separation or divorce, but there is no remedy for that in ... Read more

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'Parenting time' replacing 'access' in family law lexicon

Ontario’s family bar is phasing out the term “access” in favour of “parenting time,” Toronto family lawyer  Katherine Robinson tells ... Read more

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What do we tell the kids? Talking about the breakup

By Jennifer Samara Shuber Many of the clients I see have not yet separated. They are having problems in their relationships and they consult with me to discuss their ... Read more

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Time after time: extending the limitation period for equalization

By Andrew Feldstein This case highlights the test for an extension of the limitation period for equalization, as well as the test to determine valuation date. The parties ... Read more

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The role of the Family Responsibility Office

By Usman Sadiq After a separation or divorce, it is important that child support or spousal support that was ordered by a court or in a separation agreement are followed. The ... Read more

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Stolen laptop puts mindfulness to the test

During a recent trip to South Africa, Toronto-area family lawyer  Nicolle Kopping-Pavars got a chance to put her mindfulness training to the test. Kopping Pavars, ... Read more

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Grandparents often ‘collateral damage’ in divorce

Grandparents   cut off from seeing their grandchildren can turn to the courts to gain access, but that’s not necessarily the best approach, says Toronto family ... Read more

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Independent legal advice advisable before entering domestic contracts

TORONTO — A woman who signed a deal without legal advice decades ago in which she agreed her spouse would never have to pay support if their relationship broke down has lost ... Read more

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Judge shortage creating 'domino effect' in family, civil courts

Although last year’s Supreme Court of Canada’s (SCC) decision in R. v. Jordan  pushed the issue of trial delays for criminal matters to the fore, there has been ... Read more

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Kopping-Pavars to host workshop at IACP Annual Forum

Toronto-area family lawyer  Nicolle Kopping-Pavars is hosting a workshop at the upcoming International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) 18 th Annual Networking ... Read more

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Costs orders a tool to penalize misconduct in family law matters

While the general rule is that a successful party in a litigation is entitled to costs from the court action, one of the factors judges consider is whether the party behaved ... Read more

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Successful constitutional challenge helps unmarried parents of disabled adults

A successful constitutional challenge means unmarried parents will be able to claim child support for their adult disabled children, says Toronto family lawyer  Jennifer ... Read more

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