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The Two Family Law Courts in Ontario

What are the two Family Law Courts that can hear Family Law matters in Ontario? The answer is the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice. With respect to family law, both federal and provincial statutes are involved and thus jurisdiction over proceedings are split between the Ontario Court of Justice and [...]

Posted:Aug.11, 2021


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Custody and Access or Parenting of Children After Separation

We often have inquiries by clients whom believe they have an absolute right to exercise their preference with respect to custody and access or parenting of children after separation and the amount of time a child is to spend with one parent after separation. This is an incorrect presumption. With respect to general principles of [...]

Posted:Oct.27, 2020


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School Enrollment and COVID-19

  School Enrollment and COVID-19  Within the current climate of COVID-19 many parents are severely concerned about the overall future and safety of their children, and specifically sending children to school during the COVID-19 pandemic. Perhaps there has been no more greater source of concern for many parents then decisions related to the return of children [...]

Posted:Oct.06, 2020


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Vaccines and Vaccinating a Child During COVID-19

The issue of vaccines and vaccinating a child during COVID-19 requires a lot attention during this pandemic given some number of parents oppose vaccinations, generally. Vaccinating a child has historically been held to fall under the umbrella of custodial decisions to be made by a parent, as it is a choice that directly goes towards the medical well-being [...]

Posted:Aug.14, 2020


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Supervised Access During COVID-19

The courts for a variety of reasons may decide for a parent to initially have an order for supervised access with a child or children of a separated relationship. These reasons can include a lack of experience in caring for children, a substantial duration of time passing since a parent has cared for a child, [...]

Posted:Jul.16, 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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