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Pay-as-you-go legal coaching helps family law self-reps

A disproportionate percentage of people appearing before a family court judge do so without legal representation, and coaching can help fill the legal void, Calgary and Vancouver ... Read more

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How mindfulness can help one cope with painful times

In Part 6 of a seven-part series on mindfulness, Toronto-area family lawyer Nicolle Kopping-Pavars discusses  three things to remember when we’re in pain . ... Read more

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How divorce lawyers and financial advisors can work together

By Steven Benmor Divorce is one of the greatest threats to our clients’ financial situation, budget and retirement plan. In my 25 years as a divorce lawyer, I have ... Read more

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Manipulating income to reduce child or spousal support

By Marcus Sixta People hide or manipulate their income for all sorts of reasons. As long as taxes have been around there have been those seeking ways of hiding income. In ... Read more

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Variation of support in the face of a separation agreement

By Lisa Gelman An Ontario court  recently considered  a spouse’s request to reduce the child support and spousal support obligations that had been set out in ... Read more

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Quebec high court upholds ruling that favours dad over biological father

MONTREAL — Quebec's highest court has ruled that a man listed as the father of a young Quebec boy will remain on his birth certificate over the objections of another ... Read more

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Kids should have say in plan between divorcing parents: Benmor

Using input from children to develop a mediated plan between divorcing parents is a growing area of mediation practice, says Toronto family lawyer, mediator and parenting ... Read more

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Effect of new terminology likely limited in family law

Updated Divorce Act terminology could help cool off some heated disputes, Toronto family lawyer  Lisa Gelman tells  AdvocateDaily.com . The federal ... Read more

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SullivanLaw seeking litigation lawyer to join Ottawa office

SullivanLaw is currently looking for an entrepreneurial litigation lawyer to join its diverse and interesting practice, Ottawa family lawyer and civil litigator Timothy N. ... Read more

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All-rounder Paterson delivers family law results

Toronto family lawyer Carolina Paterson has always been a bit of an all-rounder. Paterson, an associate with  Fogelman Law , considered pursuing a PhD in political ... Read more

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Pets still property under the law, despite vocal opposition

While the approach may be out of date, the law still treats animals as property, Toronto family lawyer  Jennifer Samara Shuber  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Child custody reform — Bill C-78 federal government divorce reform

By Gene C. Colman Child custody law needs reform! The family rights movement in Canada has long been advocating for real change in our broken child custody system. In ... Read more

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Divorce Act finally catches up to family law bar

Canada’s Divorce Act is finally addressing the reality of practice among members of the bar, Toronto family lawyer  Gary Joseph  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Divorce Act changes a 'step in the right direction'

Pickering family lawyer  Angela Princewill says small tweaks to terminology in an updated Divorce Act will make a big difference to members of the family law bar. Bill ... Read more

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Loco parentis – what you need to know

By Reesa Heft In the context of family law, the term in “loco parentis” translates to “in the place of a parent”. The courts in Ontario have used this ... Read more

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Hague Convention and risk of harm to the children

By Andrew Feldstein The appellant and the respondent are married with two young children. The children were born and raised in England, but are also Canadian citizens. ... Read more

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OCA decision confirms contingency fees prohibited in family law

Family law lawyers would be wise to examine their retainer agreements with clients in light of an Ontario Court of Appeal ruling that found an extra fee charged by counsel who ... Read more

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What is a divorce coach?

By Jennifer Samara Shuber Divorce coaches are a relatively new phenomenon in the divorce/separation universe. Coaches have been used with much success in other areas to ... Read more

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Divorce exacerbates religious differences between spouses

Religious differences that caused tension in a marriage often spiral after a divorce, Toronto family lawyer, mediator and parenting co-ordinator  Steven Benmor ... Read more

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Court rejects 'fraudulent' pregnancy claim

Once a child is born, parents have an equal responsibility for its well-being — even if one parent feels they were "fraudulently" made to believe the other one was ... Read more

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