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Are you entitled to some of your ex's pay raise?

If an ex-spouse paying support receives a substantial increase in income, that person may have to bump up support payments, especially if there are dependents involved, says Toronto-area family lawyer Reesa Heft. Read more

Substance over style: Golden not your typical litigator

Toronto health lawyer David Golden is the antithesis of a stereotypical litigator — more like a surgeon, cutting quickly and precisely to the heart of the matter than the flamboyant portrayal seen on legal TV shows. Read more

Protect your reputation when facing misconduct charges: Ovsyannikov

Investigations into professional misconduct can be resolved quickly, and often without charges when the individual seeks legal counsel at the earliest possible opportunity, says Vaughan employment lawyer Dennis Ovsyannikov. Read more

Don't put off naming a legal guardian: Allinotte

In the first instalment of a two-part series, Cornwall wills and estates lawyer Michele Allinotte discusses issues that can arise when naming a legal guardian . Read more

Mounting cost of expert evidence an access-to-justice issue

Despite ongoing concerns over the cost and reliability of expert evidence, its use has become a routine aspect of family law litigation, says Toronto family lawyer Gary Joseph . Read more

‘Gotcha’ cellphone recordings rarely admitted in divorce cases

Judges are usually reluctant to admit cellphone evidence collected by a spouse to boost their divorce case against an ex-partner, says Toronto family lawyer Lisa Gelman. Read more

Equal shared parenting could reduce family litigation

Making equal-shared parenting (ESP) the default position in custody disputes could help reduce the burden on Ontario’s family court, says Toronto family lawyer Erin Simpson. Read more

Be careful what you post online: Mahabir

If you are posting an online review be sure your opinion is supported by fact and not just based on emotion, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Jessica Mahabir. Read more

Canadian case provides valuable lessons for crypto users

While cryptocurrency exchanges may not be the Wild West they once were, consumers are still advised to venture carefully into online currency territory, says London, Ont. cybersecurity lawyer Peter Dillon. Read more

Rape shield amendments interfere with access to justice

A recent case illustrates how amendments to the rape shield provisions of the Criminal Code have “thrown criminal litigation into insane disarray,” says Toronto criminal lawyer Joseph Neuberger. Read more

Guard against letting emotions drive your divorce

Divorcing couples should resist the temptation to let emotion rule the process, says Toronto family lawyer and divorce recovery coach Leanne Townsend. Read more

Four tips for getting most out of first summer after divorce

Newly divorced parents can shape their children’s memories of the first summer following the split, says Toronto family lawyer and mediator Steven Benmor. Read more

When a contract is not a contract

Until you cross all the t’s and dot all the i’s, a contract is nothing more than an unenforceable piece of paper, says Toronto real estate lawyer Daniel Bernstein. Read more

Older workers short-changed by employment laws

Older workers are getting a raw deal in the workplace, says Toronto employment lawyer Bram Lecker. Read more

Dental malpractice lawsuits part 2

In the final instalment of this miniseries, Fredericton personal injury lawyer Matthew Pearn explains the steps a person should take when suing a dental professional. Read more

Overturned dismissal for delay a warning shot to lawyers

A recent decision involving a case that was dismissed for delay should serve as a reminder to lawyers to impose a robust “tickler system” at their firm, says Brampton civil litigator Edwin Upenieks. Read more

Bans fail to address root issues behind gun violence

Handgun bans are not the solution to violent crime because they chiefly affect law-abiding citizens, says Toronto criminal lawyer Jordana Goldlist. Read more

Using mediation for the finer details avoids court costs

For separating spouses, mediation can provide a non-adversarial approach to resolving issues that courts often don’t handle, says Oakville family lawyer, mediator and arbitrator Cathryn Paul. Read more

False sex assault claims damaging to everyone: Daya

False sexual assault claims have a damaging effect on society because they cast suspicion towards legitimate complaints, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Jasmine Daya. Read more

Seek legal advice, take your time with severance offers

Terminated employees should not feel pressured into accepting a severance package, says Vaughan labour and employment lawyer Arthur Zeilikman. Read more