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NEW B.C. judge tiptoes through divorce assets of decades long cannabis grow op

VANCOUVER — A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has been placed in the difficult position of dividing assets in a divorce when the couple's "family business" for ... Read more

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Parents have an obligation to financially support the children

Divorced parents are required to maintain a consistent level of income to support the family and could face financial consequences if a court finds that either party is ... Read more

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Family home is an emotional asset in a volatile market

Splitting the matrimonial home upon separation is an emotional task at the best of times but can be downright dreadful in today’s real estate landscape, Toronto family ... Read more

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Proving intentional underemployment a tough task

Pursuing an ex-partner for intentional underemployment is not always worth the hassle and expense, Toronto family lawyer  Lisa Gelman tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Embracing financial empowerment after divorce

In part two of a four-part series, Toronto family lawyer and divorce recovery coach Leanne Townsend  explores strategies to help newly single people get a handle on ... Read more

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SullivanLaw adds new associate

SullivanLaw is pleased to announce that Emily Murray has joined the firm as an associate, Ottawa family lawyer and civil litigator Timothy N. Sullivan tells ... Read more

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Dealing with self-reps tricky for family lawyers

Extra costs are hard to avoid when the opposing party has no legal representation, Pickering family lawyer  Angela Princewill tells  AdvocateDaily.com . According to ... Read more

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Son returned in child abduction case

A Pennsylvania father is relieved after an Ontario court ordered his abducted son returned to the U.S. state, Toronto family lawyer Michael Stangarone  tells ... Read more

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Technology and the rules of evidence: part 1

In the first instalment of a series exploring the impact of technology on rules of evidence, Toronto family lawyer Gary Joseph explains why it’s important to focus on ... Read more

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Child abduction fears when parents are from different countries

It’s important to identify and act on indicators of a potential child abduction by a parent involved in a high-conflict divorce — allowing a court to make emergency ... Read more

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Emotional intelligence sets Jordan up for success in family mediation

Toronto family lawyer and mediator Kelly D. Jordan likes a challenge. After building a reputation as one of the country’s most renowned family law specialists, the ... Read more

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Parental alienation cases fraught with ethical danger

Parents and their advisors must negotiate a multitude of ethical issues on their way to success in parental alienation cases, Toronto family lawyer  Brian Ludmer tells ... Read more

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Child support for estranged adult children

By Andrew Feldstein The parties were married for 15 years and had two children. This motion concerned the younger child, an 18-year-old university student. At the age of ... Read more

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Is a judge obligated to read all materials filed in a family law case?

By Lisa Gelman The Ontario Superior Court  recently considered  the position of a father who was appealing a final child support order on the grounds that the ... Read more

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Former spouse can share in ex's post-separation income boost

A separated spouse could feel the benefits of a former partner’s income boost, even if it occurred after they split, Toronto family lawyer  Erin Chaiton-Murray ... Read more

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Looking out for pets amid divorce and estate planning

It’s only a matter of time before society's popular opinion changes the law that relegates pets as property, predicts Toronto lawyer Elinor Shinehoft . "Animals are ... Read more

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Who’s your daddy? DNA paternity tests in Alberta

By Marcus Sixta Jerry Springer made a career of the paternity test and they are fought over every day in family court. When it comes to child support there can be strong ... Read more

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Decision opens floodgates to challenges by mentally ill spouses

The Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) has thrown any family law judgment involving a mentally ill spouse into doubt after it set aside a final trial order a decade after it was ... Read more

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The definition of life in mindfulness terms

In this final instalment of a seven-part series on mindfulness, Toronto-area family lawyer Nicolle Kopping-Pavars discusses  the definition of life in mindfulness ... Read more

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Ownership key in family disputes involving pets

Society is playing a risky game when it tries to legally equate pets with children, Toronto family lawyer  Rick Peticca  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Peticca, ... Read more

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