Katherine Robinson In The News
Woman sues ex for half of $6 million lottery win after he left with ticket

An Ontario woman is suing her former common-law partner for allegedly denying that the couple had won $6 million in a provincial lottery before claiming the full prize for ... Read more

Abusive husband could claim spousal support

A woman abused by her husband faces an uphill battle to avoid paying him spousal support, despite his criminal conviction for assault, says Toronto family lawyer  Katherine ... Read more

Equal shared parenting presumption could escalate family disputes

Presumed equal shared parenting (ESP) could end up escalating already-combative custody disputes, says Toronto family lawyer  Katherine Robinson . Robinson, an associate ... Read more

'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

Child support change a boon for disabled adults

The provincial government’s move to give adult children with disabilities access to child support is a step in the right direction, says Toronto family lawyer  ... Read more

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

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

Talking money early on may avoid long-term relationship woes

Most couples avoid talking about money before getting married or living common law, which is a red flag for Toronto family lawyer Katherine Robinson . “Coming into a ... Read more

'Significant' change necessary to adjust custody orders

Separated or divorced parents who want to change a custody order need to prove there is a significant reason to do so — and one that is in the best interest of the ... Read more

Plan for the holidays to avoid last-minute court bottlenecks

It’s never too early to start planning for the holidays when it comes to scheduling parenting duties, says Toronto family lawyer Katherine Robinson . Separated or ... Read more

Couples still married after officiant criminally charged

Marriages performed by a man accused of fraud are likely still valid, Toronto family lawyer Katherine Robinson tells the Toronto Star . Police allege Paul Cogan, ... Read more

Our Family Wizard app can help minimize conflict for separating parents

Separating spouses are increasingly turning to their smartphones to help manage parenting schedules and minimize conflict, with   the Our Family Wizard app, says ... Read more

Courts should not assign a dollar value to family: Robinson

The money and time spent on family law cases is always specific to the needs of the clients, Toronto family lawyer Katherine Robinson tells the Law Times. “You ... Read more

Panama Papers divorces underscore need for full and frank disclosure

Hiding income and assets from an ex-spouse further   complicates the eventual divorce settlement, says Toronto family lawyer Katherine Robinson . ... Read more

Family in financial ruin after 'needless' litigation

Warring spouses who “squander” their child’s future on litigation should be made aware of the consequences before heading into a trial, Toronto family lawyer ... Read more

Katherine Robinson: family lawyer with a wide range of experience

For Toronto family lawyer  Katherine Robinson , there was never really a question about dedicating her practice to all aspects of family law. Despite her undergraduate ... Read more

Separated lottery winner doesn’t have to share

Winning the lottery during a divorce doesn’t mean you have to share the winnings with your ex, says Toronto family lawyer  Katherine Robinson . As long as the ... Read more

Budgetary breakdown of child support spending not reasonable

An Australian MP’s call for more scrutiny of how child support payments are spent could well complicate an already strained situation were it ever to be adopted here, says ... Read more

Allowing contingency fees not a solution to access issues

Lifting Ontario’s ban on contingency fees in family law cases would likely present both practical and ethical quandaries, Toronto family lawyer Katherine Robinson says in ... Read more

Criminal charges can affect 'every facet' of family law case

The intersection of criminal and family proceedings is well known to counsel working in both areas, and while cases are handled separately, one may significantly impact the other, ... Read more

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