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Relationship tips: talk, listen and love

By Jennifer Samara Shuber I was watching a rerun of “Modern Family” the other night. In the episode, Phil learns a neighbour’s wife has left ... Read more

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Allowing paralegals to represent family law litigants not a solution

Granting paralegals a specialized licence to handle some family law matters is not the answer to the growing problem of people representing themselves in custody disputes, ... Read more

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The effect of top-performing lawyers leaving a firm

Although new U.S. research suggests it’s healthy for companies and law firms to allow top performers to move on, Toronto family lawyer Lisa Gelman tells The ... Read more

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Fairness, co-operation key in 'grey divorce'

Statistics show divorce is on the rise amongst older Canadians, and Toronto family lawyer  Rick Peticca tells CTV News and BNN that he advises established couples who ... Read more

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Paralegals should handle less complex family matters

Allowing paralegals to take on simple divorce and custody cases is a smart way to reduce pressure on the family courts, says Toronto family lawyer Usman Sadiq . The cost of ... Read more

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Truth often revealed in the details in family law

A lengthy family law trial involving an international diamond business, witnesses from around the world and complex financial matters underscores the importance of disclosure, ... Read more

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TLA calls on province to reject notion of paralegals in family law

The Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) is urging the Ministry of Ontario’s Attorney General and the Law Society of Upper Canada to reject any paralegal licence to practise ... Read more

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Steps to Justice website a great resource for family law clients: Silbert

A new website the provides people with simple legal information gathered from reputable sources in the Ontario justice sector will help those going through separation and ... Read more

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Pet schedule a matter for divorcing couple, not courts

Although one U.S. jurisdiction has proposed legislation that would require judges to take the best interest of pets into account in a divorce, Ontario courts have made it clear ... Read more

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Judge's gatekeeper role complex when trial involves self-reps

Judges play an important role as “gatekeepers” who consider the admissibility of evidence based upon a complex and sometimes confusing set of evidentiary ... Read more

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Hot real estate market adding pressure to splitting spouses

The hot real estate market the Greater Toronto Area and other parts of the country is adding a new layer of stress for separating spouses, says Oakville family lawyer and ... Read more

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What happens to insurance policies after separation?

A common way to secure an ongoing financial obligation after divorce is through life insurance, Toronto family lawyer  Nathalie Boutet  co-writes in  Advisor.ca . ... Read more

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Law slow to catch up to changing attitudes of family

Government policy changes are needed to keep up with the changing face of families in Canada, says Richmond Hill family lawyer Erica Lien . A recent CBC story reported that ... Read more

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The position of executor: from cradle to grave – Part III

By Avi Dahary Taking inventory of estate assets In part two of this series, I explored the initial steps one needs to take when they are named an executor in a ... Read more

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Access suspension and restraining orders

By Andrew Feldstein Watts v. Sheppard  2016 ONSC 8062: In this case penned by Justice Nicholson of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the respondent father ... Read more

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Unbundling dos and don'ts for family lawyers

By Zahra Jimale Many lawyers, and family law lawyers in particular, are reluctant to provide and promote unbundled legal services. I know, because I was once one of those ... Read more

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How much is too much?

By Lisa Gelman How much money is too much money to spend battling your ex?  How much time is too much time to spend battling your ex? How much ... Read more

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Insurance clauses in separation agreements

A recent case before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice serves as a warning to lawyers who are dealing with insurance clauses in separation agreements, says Toronto family ... Read more

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'Ask Andrew' show to answer audience questions on separation, divorce

Greater Toronto-area family lawyer  Andrew Feldstein  will host the next episode of his live-to-the Internet Q&A show  Ask Andrew  later this month, where ... Read more

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Increased use of paralegals in family law raises questions

TORONTO — A report on streamlining and expanding family courts in Ontario suggests specialized paralegals should be allowed to provide certain services to help increase ... Read more

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