Michael Stangarone

Michael Stangarone
FIRM:
MacDonald & Partners LLP
POSITION:
Partner
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
ADR, Civil Litigation, Family, Mediation
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Michael Stangarone received his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Western Ontario after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science (Hons) from University College, University of Toronto.

An effective litigator, Mr. Stangarone appears at all levels of court in Ontario and is the author of a number of articles for legal education programs and various publications. He is also a contributing author to books written by the firm including Handling a Family Law Matter, and Family Law Arbitration in Canada.

Using his negotiation skills, Mr. Stangarone invokes alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, including mediation and arbitration, to reach successful resolutions of complex family law matters.

Michael Stangarone Posts

Parties in mobility applications need comprehensive plans

Recent amendments to the Divorce Act have to be taken into consideration when parents seek the court’s approval to relocate children, says Toronto family lawyer Michael Stangarone. Read more

Child-abduction cases can drag on for months, years

In order to curb delays in child-abduction cases, Toronto family lawyer Michael Stangarone tells The Globe and Mail these matters should be consistently flagged and expedited in family courts. Read more

Parental alienation can cause lasting emotional damage

Early intervention is crucial in cases of suspected parental alienation, Toronto family lawyer Michael Stangarone tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Gather the evidence before advancing unjust enrichment claims

Common-law partners need to have the evidence to back up unjust enrichment claims post-separation, says Toronto family lawyer Michael Stangarone, who acted for the successful respondent opposing trust claims in a recent arbitration. Read more

Canadian mother appeals to PM to help return abducted child

A mother whose son was abducted to Armenia is appealing to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to help bring her child home to Canada, Toronto family lawyer Michael Stangarone tells the Toronto Sun . Read more

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 AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Father's conduct factors in decision to award mother sole custody

Family law litigants should take care when communicating with former partners after a judge took a father’s abusive messages into consideration when awarding sole custody of the child to the mother, Toronto family lawyer Michael Stangarone tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Child to be returned to mother in global abduction case

The circumstances under which a child is removed from the home has a significant impact on whether the removal will be considered an abduction, as demonstrated by a recent motion successfully argued by Toronto family lawyers Michael Stangarone and Stephen Kirby . Read more

High stakes in family law cases require lawyer's expertise

Driven by the high number of self-represented parties in Ontario’s family courts, a review is looking into whether non-lawyers should be allowed to handle certain matters — but there may be too many risks associated with this option, Toronto family lawyer Michael Stangarone tells Lawyers Weekly . Read more

Equalization can’t be mischaracterized as support, case shows

Making the intentions behind the terms of a separation agreement clear from the start may save a divorced couple the trouble of further conflict and litigation down the road, says Toronto family lawyer Michael Stangarone. Read more

OCA upholds decision finding husband's non-disclosure unconscionable

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) decision setting aside an agreement where the husband misrepresented his income confirms there is no cap on the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines (SSAGs), says Toronto family lawyer Michael Stangarone . Read more

Hiding assets can result in calamitous circumstances

Failure to fully disclose assets could leave a divorce settlement open to attack by an ex-spouse, says Toronto family lawyer Michael Stangarone . Read more

Judge slams Polish court for failing to adhere to Hague Convention

In a ruling dismissing a motion to review a couple’s divorce order, an Ontario Superior Court justice recently rapped Polish courts for misapplying international child abduction laws, says Toronto family lawyer Michael Stangarone , a partner with MacDonald & Partners LLP . Read more

Mother who cancelled First Communion celebration ordered to pay $12K in costs

An Ontario Superior Court justice has ordered $12,000 in costs on a full recovery basis against a mother whose move to cancel a First Communion celebration for one of her daughters the day before the event was scheduled to proceed has been called “shocking” and “egregious” by the court, says Toronto family lawyer Michael Stangarone . Read more

Mother's actions unacceptable in failing to facilitate therapy, access

An Ontario Superior Court justice recently concluded a pattern of calculated conduct undermining a father’s efforts to repair his relationship with his children cannot be tolerated, says Toronto family lawyer Michael Stangarone , partner with MacDonald & Partners LLP . Read more