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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 legal advice from us at this time, to ensure that they are able to continue to see their children despite increasingly [...]

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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A Guide to Spousal Support after a Relationship Breakdown  

The basis for spousal support Spousal Support post-marriage breakdown is governed by s. 15.2 of the Divorce Act. In making an order under this section the court shall take into consideration the condition, means, needs and circumstances of each spouse. Spousal support is not as of right - the claimant must demonstrate that they are [...]

Posted:Nov.25, 2019


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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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Restraining Orders and the Family Courts

Many clients ask us to bring proceedings for restraining orders without having a solid understanding of what applying for one entails, from a family law perspective. A restraining order is typically sought and provided by a Court in situations when a current partner, or a separated partner is taking part in stalking, domestic violence or [...]

Posted:Aug.15, 2017


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An age-by-age guide for talking to kids about divorce

https://www.todaysparent.com/family/kids-and-divorce-an-age-by-age-guide/

Posted:Apr.24, 2017


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Divorce Article – How I Survived After My Husband Left Me – Chatelaine

Interesting article on the realities of separation and divorce. Divorce Article - How I Survived After My Husband Left Me - Chatelaine

Posted:Apr.20, 2017


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Tips from the Canadian Mental Health Association on how to handle Separation or Divorce

The Canadian Mental Health Association provides the following tips for dealing with Separation and Divorce: Talk to someone you trust. Talking to a family member or close friend can give you an outlet for your frustration and anger. Be careful not to burden your children with these feelings. Be sure you can trust the person to [...]

Posted:Apr.19, 2017


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