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Lawyers play key role in helping common law spouses with wills

When it comes to drafting a will and estate plan, common law couples can bring unique challenges to the table, Ottawa family law and estate lawyer Timothy N. Sullivan writes in ... Read more

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Aulis launches collaborative family law practice

The traditional court system just makes many family disputes even worse, says Toronto family lawyer Patrick J. Aulis. That’s why Aulis, founder of Aulis Law Firm ... Read more

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Consider non-monetary items in divorce settlement: Benmor

Most divorces focus on the assets, but separating couples should also consider the value of non-monetary items, says Toronto family law specialist  Steven  ... Read more

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When family, estate law converge

How a life insurance policy impacts an estate depends on a variety of factors, including family circumstances, Toronto estate and family lawyer Karon Bales tells ... Read more

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The high cost of ‘nasty and aggressive’ custody battles

The cost of going to court to decide custody issues goes well beyond the dollars spent on lawyers and experts, says Pickering family lawyer  Angela Princewill . ... Read more

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Record debt levels can affect key decisions in divorce

Record levels of household debt add pressure to the financial strain of separation and divorce, says Toronto family lawyer Katherine Robinson . “It’s ... Read more

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Bill 34 recognizes grandparents' role when granting access

The courts consider the benefits of grandparents having contact with their grandchildren in their overall approach to putting the children’s needs first, says ... Read more

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Make meditation a habit: Kopping-Pavars

To get the most out of mindfulness meditation, beginners need to build it into their daily routine, says Toronto-area family lawyer  Nicolle Kopping-Pavars . When people ... Read more

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Financial disclosure key to settling family law case

In family law matters, financial disclosure, knowledge and information are the most valuable tools that parties have when trying to settle a case, Toronto-area family lawyer  ... Read more

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Court of Appeal ruling on custody could have 'far-reaching' effect

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal ruling in a custody dispute where the father is a police officer could have a widespread impact on a number of other family law cases, Toronto ... Read more

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Feldstein to answer family law, divorce questions during online show

The next episode of live-to-the-internet Q&A show Ask Andrew is set to air on Aug. 17, hosted by Markham family law lawyer Andrew Feldstein of Feldstein Family Law Group . ... Read more

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‘Beautiful’ Charter decision gives disabled adults right to child support

Toronto-area family lawyer  Ella Aiaseh strongly welcomes the provincial government’s move to give adult children with disabilities access to child support. ... Read more

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Legal aid can reduce incentive to be reasonable in family law disputes

A recent Superior Court decision highlights some of the problems family law litigants can face when they come up against legally aided parties, says Richmond Hill family ... Read more

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Agree on special expenses in advance to stem post-separation conflict

Agreeing on special expenses in advance can cut the tension between former spouses when they have children, Toronto family lawyer  Erin Simpson tells AdvocateDaily.com ... Read more

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Recording video of ex an invasion of privacy, family court judge rules

A recent family law decision that awarded an ex-wife $15,000 in damages for the invasion of her privacy sends a warning that doing something without the other party’s ... Read more

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Cohabitation agreements make asset division, support easier upon split

Common-law couples could make their lives easier by drafting up simple cohabitation agreements, which Toronto family lawyer  Elinor Shinehoft calls an incredibly ... Read more

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Embracing diversity the cornerstone of Romero’s practice

Toronto mediator Victoria Romero first began settling disputes in high school as part of a peer conflict-resolution program. She’s never looked back. ... Read more

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Pitfalls of simply registering separation agreements

By Gene C. Colman I don't like separation agreements. Many would surely disagree. In my view, separation agreements are not always that easy to enforce. It is much better to ... Read more

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Do I need a marriage contract?

It may not be the most romantic part of getting married, but couples should at least contemplate whether they need a marriage contract, says Toronto family lawyer  Lisa ... Read more

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The weight of words in family law matters

Lawyers can help set a more positive tone for splitting couples going through a tough period simply through the language that they use, Toronto family lawyer  Richard Diamond ... Read more

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