Brian Ludmer

Brian Ludmer
LudmerLaw
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Family

Brian Ludmer operates the firm LudmerLaw, focusing on business and family law.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1982 and a Bachelor of Laws in 1985, both from the University of Toronto, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1987. 

In his family law practice, Mr. Ludmer focuses on high-conflict divorce matters, denial of access and custody/access disputes, parental alienation cases, property and income issues, forensic income determination, and business valuation disputes.

In his business practice, Mr. Ludmer works with small- to medium-sized businesses on such matters as mergers and acquisitions, corporate/commercial agreements, securities law, internal control and compliance, certification and corporate governance matters, and bank, private equity and other financing.

Mr. Ludmer also handles employment law issues, including downsizings and restructurings, senior employee contracts, and the implementation of equity compensation plans for multinational workforces.

Mr. Ludmer is an advisory board member to the Parental Alienation Awareness Organization and the International Support Network for Alienated Families, as well as a co-founder of Lawyers for Shared Parenting.

He has been the keynote speaker at numerous events across North America, and has co-authored the book The High Conflict Custody Battle. 

Brian Ludmer In The News
Father involvement good for children: Ludmer

Men’s studies need to go mainstream before fathers can improve their parenting rights, says Toronto family lawyer  Brian Ludmer . Ludmer, principal of  ... Read more

Ludmer to discuss 'How Healthy Fathers Make Healthy Families' at event

On June 14, Toronto family lawyer  Brian Ludmer will host a presentation as part of a series of events offered by the Canadian Centre for Men and Families to unite ... Read more

Vital to spot difference between alienation, enmeshment

In some separated families, a parent who is experiencing bonding difficulties with the children will allege that the other parent is attempting to alienate the kids from them ... Read more

Specialized expertise needed to disprove false accusations

False accusations of physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse are a common occurrence in contested matrimonial cases, and refuting these allegations is a challenge for those ... Read more

Rediscovering a loving parent after alienation: what therapy works?

A growing body of academic research supports the need to offer specialized programs for families torn apart by parental alienation, says Toronto family lawyer  Brian Ludmer . ... Read more

Equal shared parenting bill should be revived: Ludmer

It’s time to reignite debate and discussion around amending the Divorce Act to better support   equal shared parenting in Ottawa, says Toronto family lawyer  ... Read more

Implications of child brain research 'profound' for family law

New research that provides further insight into how suggestibility and memory work in older children has raised concerns that certain fundamental family ... Read more

Children's counsel role can prove damaging in divorce process

Where custody or access to children is contested, courts are directed to canvass the views of the affected children — but there are good reasons to proceed cautiously in ... Read more

More structure, objectivity needed in defining 'good parenting'

The family law courts are leaning on presumptive, subjective standards when it comes to assessing what makes a good parent, says Toronto family lawyer  Brian Ludmer . ... Read more

U.K.’s new psychological abuse law raises serious questions

Emotional and coercive abuse in domestic relationships is a societal problem that needs serious attention, but a new United Kingdom law that criminalizes that behaviour may not ... Read more

Ruling endorsing proactive judicial role positive

A recent Superior Court of Justice decision calling the traditional judicial role as the passive receiver of evidence “antiquated” serves as a useful guide for ... Read more

Structured intervention trumps therapy in child estrangement cases

Reconciliation therapy is an intensive psycho-educational intervention that, when structured and delivered properly by specialists in the field, can be far more effective in ... Read more

Judge who sent kids to youth facility made tough but correct decision

A Michigan judge who sent three children to a juvenile facility for failing to have a relationship with their father — and called the case one of the worst parental ... Read more

New book details strategies for success in custody disputes

Toronto family lawyer Brian Ludmer is part of the team of experts behind a new book offering tips, resources and support to people engaged in high-conflict custody battles. The ... Read more

Request for appointment of Children's Lawyer dismissed

The Ontario Court of Appeal has dismissed a motion requesting the assistance of a Children’s Lawyer in an ongoing custody battle involving three young girls, says Toronto family ... Read more

Pension benefits extended to common-law spouses

The so-called Carrigan amendments to the Pension Benefits Act recently became law, highlighting the need to update estate plans after separation, and also providing an example of ... Read more

Defeat of Bill C-560 is not going to stop proponents of ESP

While the defeat of Bill C-560 was a disappointing loss, the message behind the proposed legislation continues to thrive, says Toronto family lawyer Brian Ludmer . The bill, ... Read more

Parents denied access to kids continue to seek solutions

Despite settled jurisprudence and ample statutory remedies, difficulties in enforcing access to children continues to be a problem in search of a solution in family court, Toronto ... Read more

Social science research supports Bill C-560: Ludmer

The need for fundamental reform related to contested custody cases has been well documented, and Bill C-560 , a private member’s bill proposed by Conservative MP Maurice ... Read more

Uncovering income like assembling a financial puzzle

Establishing the true income of a support payor is a common struggle in matrimonial proceedings, but with due diligence and the proper tools, it’s possible to uncover close to a ... Read more

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