Gary Joseph

Gary Joseph
MacDonald & Partners LLP
Partner
Family, Mediation

As a family law expert Gary Joseph leads the family law practice at MacDonald & Partners LLP as a partner and the firm’s chairman.

A certified specialist in family law, Mr. Joseph was called to the Ontario Bar in 1978 and has been a member of the Alberta Bar since 1985.

Reported in over 200 family law decisions at all court levels in Ontario and Alberta, Mr. Joseph has also appeared as counsel at the Supreme Court of Canada.

Mr. Joseph is a past family law instructor of the Ontario Bar Admission course and founding lecturer at the Family Information Session program of the Superior Court of Justice.

A prolific writer, Mr. Joseph authored “Handling a Family Law Matter in Ontario,” and the “Family Law Litigation Handbook.”  He co-authored “Family Law Arbitration in Canada,” and has penned numerous articles on family law in various professional and public media. 

Gary Joseph In The News
Document loans, gifts to married family members to avoid litigation

Family members who advance money to married relatives should be explicit about whether it was intended as a gift or a loan, Toronto family lawyer  Gary Joseph ... Read more

Separation agreement not automatically invalidated by non-disclosure

Inadequate financial disclosure will not always be enough to set aside a separation agreement, Toronto family lawyer  Gary Joseph  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . In ... Read more

SCC decision 'classic example' of overlap between estates, family law

A recent Supreme Court of Canada decision provides counsel with a roadmap for unjust enrichment claims, Toronto family lawyer Gary Joseph  tells AdvocateDaily.com ... Read more

Technology and the rules of evidence: part 2

In the second instalment of a series exploring the impact of technology on rules of evidence, Toronto family lawyer Gary Joseph provides an overview of some of their key ... Read more

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

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

Joseph to discuss the impact of technology on rules of evidence

Toronto family lawyer Gary Joseph will present at the upcoming Federation of Law Societies of Canada 2018 National Family Law Program in Vancouver. The National Family Law ... Read more

Judge's gatekeeper role complex when trial involves self-reps

Judges play an important role as “gatekeepers” who consider the admissibility of evidence based upon a complex and sometimes confusing set of evidentiary ... Read more

Law as a vehicle for social change: Joseph

Taking part in more than 250 reported cases in both Ontario and Alberta, Toronto family lawyer  Gary Joseph  has never shied away from difficult files while drawing ... Read more

New CEOs should curb enthusiasm: Joseph

New CEOs should take the time to gain a full understanding of the business and its people before making any big changes, Toronto family lawyer Gary Joseph tells ... Read more

Self-represented litigants not exempt from rules of court

A recent decision by the Yukon Court of Appeal is once again drawing attention to the need for self-represented litigants to comply with rules of evidence and follow court ... Read more

Spousal support guidelines not a simple formula

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision underscores how determining spousal support is not as simple as plugging numbers into the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines, says ... Read more

Myth of impoverished self-reps must be stopped: Joseph

Not all self-represented litigants are individuals who can’t afford to pay a lawyer, says Toronto family lawyer  Gary Joseph . “That’s an absolute ... Read more

Free ride is over for self-represented litigants

Self-represented litigants should be held to the same standards as any lawyer in a courtroom, says Toronto family lawyer  Gary Joseph . Individuals who don’t ... Read more

Support increase not guaranteed when ex's income rises

Depending on how they pursued their joint economic interests, a spouse may be eligible to share in increases to their ex’s income after separation — but there is ... Read more

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