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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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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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