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Further clarity on meaning of controlled act of psychotherapy

By Lonny Rosen and Elyse Sunshine The controlled act of psychotherapy was proclaimed in force on Dec. 31, 2017. As we discussed in a  blog post  earlier this ... 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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Can you win the lottery and remain anonymous?

By Ian Hull When it comes to money matters, privacy is a big issue. We see it all the time in the estates area – a great deal of time and planning can go into ensuring ... Read more

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Lexop delivers with Certified Email

By Amir Tajkarimi At Lexop, we believe that a good delivery platform should focus on speed and communication safeguards. It should also protect against legal and regulatory ... Read more

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Do you need a life insurance trust?

By Lisa Laredo Answering the question of whether you need a life insurance trust first requires an explanation of what it is. A life insurance trust is a trust established by ... Read more

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One pageant please; hold the pageantry

By Marcel Strigberger The Miss America organization announced that its participants will no longer be required to appear in the swimsuit event, nor will the ladies be ... Read more

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Frustration does not apply when employer refuses employee other jobs

By Barry B. Fisher In this case , Justice Conway, on appeal, had the following situation: [The respondent] worked for [the appellant] at its [casino] for 10 years, ... 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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New OCA decision on the enforceability of termination clauses

By Laura Williams The Ontario Court of Appeal recently released a new decision on the enforceability of termination clauses that sheds light on the proper interpretation ... Read more

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OSC awards $100K punitive, $25K moral damages to president

By Barry B. Fisher In this case , the judge awarded 19 months' notice to a 54-year-old president making $289,000/year with 11 years’ service. However, the ... Read more

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New continuity of care ‘suite’ of policies open for consultation

By Elyse Sunshine  and  Lonny Rosen All physicians, especially family physicians, should be aware that the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (the ... 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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Is an employee entitled to their pre-leave job when they return?

By Stuart Rudner   Employers are often challenged with return-to-work cases. It can be difficult for employers to balance their right to a productive workplace with a ... 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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Dust (or ashes) in the wind

By Suzana Popovic-Montag Here’s a scenario that’s becoming more common. A family member dies. The deceased had expressed a preference for cremation, and you, as ... 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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Legal tech shows no signs of slowing

By Alan Bass  and Michael Sauber  Legal technology has been around for a long time. But the last three years saw a major uptick in new legal tech companies. While ... Read more

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How a walk in the park can improve your mental health

By Ian Hull Anxiety, depression and other mental health issues can occur for any number of reasons, but they often emerge when a loved one has died. While grief is a natural ... Read more

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What is the Canada Pension Plan death benefit?

By Michele Allinotte The financial issues that arise from the death of a loved one can cause a significant amount of stress. It is important to look at all the options ... Read more

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