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Reduced Income and Cost Consequences

  This article relates to the issue of reduced income and cost consequences in the context of COVID-19. The Role of Costs in Family Law - Reduced Income and Cost Consequences  The rules related to costs in family law matters are primarily governed by the Family Law Rules, particularly Rule 18(14) which sets out when [...]

Posted:Sep.08, 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 Update: Ontario Court of Justice to Re-Open on a Limited Basis

Covid-19 update: The Ontario Court of Justice ("OCJ") will re-open during COVID-19 on a limited basis. We received up to date information today that Phase One of the reopening of Ontario OCJ is under way and due to open for in-person attendances on select matters on July 6, 2020, only in relation to very specific matters [...]

Posted:Jun.17, 2020


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Mobility Rights and Relocation Disputes During COVID-19

  Mobility During a Pandemic?     Mobility or the ability to move with a child or the relocation of children to new households or locations during COVID-19 is a serious legal issue, which can create a situation of extreme gravity and importance during the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic. While in ideal circumstances, children [...]

Posted:Jun.12, 2020


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COVID-19 Family Law Blog Series: Domestic Violence Resources

  There is evidence that domestic violence is on the rise during the COVID-19 as a result of public health recommendations for individuals to quarantine and isolate, and as such, the domestic violence resources that are ordinarily available to individuals that are a the subject matter of such violence, are not available during this time [...]

Posted:May.12, 2020


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COVID-19 Family Law Blog Series: Family Court Online Platform for Uncontested Divorce Application

  During the COVID-19 pandemic, many clients and potential client have asked us about their ability to forward a divorce application online, given that among other reasons, they may have resolved all outstanding family law issues by way of a separation agreement, they may believe the opposing party will not make a claim against them [...]

Posted:May.08, 2020


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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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How to Sign off on a Will During Covid-19

During the last few weeks our Toronto Wills Lawyers have had a large number of inquiries from many front-line workers and essential business operators and employees about drafting Last Will and Testaments and Powers of Attorney for Personal Care. Many of these front-line workers and essential workers are deemed to be at higher risk for [...]

Posted:Apr.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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