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COVID-19 Family Law Blog Series: The Family Law Risks of Failing to Abide by Health Canada Guidelines During COVID-19

  Health Guidelines, Child Safety and Parenting Rights   Our Toronto Custody Lawyers are getting many questions these days about the COVID-19 pandemic and the health guidelines they should follow during their parenting time with their children. Parties frequently have differing views in regards to the best way to parent a child after the breakdown [...]

Posted:Apr.30, 2020


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COVID-19 Family Law Blog Series: Self-Isolation, Quarantine and the Maximum Contact Principle

   Self-isolation, quarantine and parental bonds Throughout Ontario, most, if not all families are in some way doing their part to self-isolate in order to “stem the curve” of the COVID-19 virus. Parents at this time are doing their very best to ensure their children remain isolated, and government is attempting to ensure the safety [...]

Posted:Apr.09, 2020


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COVID-19 Family Law Blog Series: Essential Service Workers and Parenting Time During COVID-19

  Family Law in a state of transformation Each day the landscape of family law appears to be in a continual state of change as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Many parents are seeking parenting time during COVID-19 and legal advice from us at this time, to ensure that they are able to continue to [...]

Posted:Apr.03, 2020


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COVID-19 Blog Series: Preserving “In-Person” Parenting Time during COVID-19

Existing Parenting Arrangements and the Impact of COVID-19 At the present time most Canadian’s are highly familiar with the concept of social distancing and self-isolation during the present COVID-19 crisis. One of the biggest current issues facing many parents within the family law context is how to deal with balancing the need to self-isolate and [...]

Posted:Mar.30, 2020


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COVID-19 Blog Series: Courts Find Urgency Where Non-Primary Caregiver Unilaterally Alters Parenting Arrangements

Jackson v Doyle – Ontario Superior Court of Justice -  March 20, 2020 Our firm received information on a case heard in Ontario at the Superior Court of Justice on March 20, 2020. In this case the father of the children  returned from Brazil on March 13, 2020 and immediately demanded to have the children [...]

Posted:Mar.27, 2020


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COVID-19 Blog Series: Suspension of, and Changes to Court Ordered Parenting Plans or Access

Our law firm staff have decided to put together a COVID-19 Family Law Blog Series together and to provide you with updates on what changes the Toronto Family Law courts are  implementing during COVID-19. This post is useful to parents who are considering varying a Court Order that sets out a parenting plan for the [...]

Posted:Mar.26, 2020


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The Role of Communication in Custody Orders

There are numerous factors and considerations courts will take into account when making an order for custody of a child. There are three types of custody orders that a court can make, which are sole custody, joint custody, and shared custody. When deciding which of these paths to take, one of the most important factors [...]

Posted:Oct.10, 2019


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Parenting Time with Children or Access to Children

When one parent is the “access parent” or has parenting time with children of a separated relationship, the frequency and duration of such access or parenting time differs based on the circumstances of the relationship. There are different structures that can be implemented to ensure the best interest of the child is being adhered to. [...]

Posted:Jul.24, 2019


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What is a child custody and access assessment?

Access assessment is a report prepared and presented by an expert assessor that helps the court, you and your partner make decisions about your child including access, custody and parenting arrangements. Assessors are qualified individuals such as social workers, psychologists, mental health professionals or psychiatrists. The access assessment report is beneficial in the case that [...]

Posted:May.22, 2019


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Pro Bono Students Canada – Family Law – Free Drop-In Education Workshop

As a volunteer of Pro Bono Students Canada, I have been supervising University of Toronto Law Students (L1) in preparing a community presentation and free drop-in education workshop, related to various issues in family law such as divorce, separation, custody, child support, spousal support, and property division, and in addition the discussion will have some [...]

Posted:Mar.12, 2019


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