family law


  • Modern parenting

    Apr 9, 2018

    When the federal Liberal government recently released its gender-balanced budget, it was big news.

  • How ADR can help with family businesses

    How ADR can help with family businesses

    Apr 9, 2018

    As baby boomers start retiring, disputes are arising within family businesses as to who will take over once the parents retire.

  • Former client suing family lawyer over report

    Former client suing family lawyer over report

    Mar 26, 2018

    A Whitby, Ont. man is suing his former family lawyer for allegedly failing to take proper steps to exclude a report written by an unqualified witness that contributed to him losing custody of his children.

  • Shorten timelines and improve perverse system

    Mar 26, 2018

    On a recent occasion, I listened to a family lawyer colleague talk about the circumstances of a case where the parties seemed to be really intransigent.

  • Family law matters

    Mar 19, 2018

    Legal aid funding is a tricky matter. There are limited resources for unlimited issues with the justice system, a sentiment I have often heard repeated by those tasked with figuring out how best to prioritize certain public policy issues with the public purse.

  • Lawyers pan minister’s response to legal aid study

    Lawyers pan minister’s response to legal aid study

    Mar 19, 2018

    Lawyers say that the federal justice minister’s response to recommendations by a Commons committee on how to improve legal aid in Canada is disappointing.

  • Rhetoric vs. reality on self-represented litigants

    Mar 5, 2018

    Currently, there is a tension between the rhetoric and reality of civil litigation practice in cases involving self-represented litigants.

  • Designation for parenting co-ordinators will add stability

    Designation for parenting co-ordinators will add stability

    Feb 26, 2018

    A new professional designation for parenting co-ordinators will help bring certainty to the growing field for both consumers and practitioners, says a senior member of the group that created it.

  • Elder financial abuse a pressing issue

    Elder financial abuse a pressing issue

    Feb 26, 2018

    The investment industry must act now to get ahead of the growing problem of elder financial abuse, according to one of the authors of a major new study on the subject.

  • Judge calls for culture shift on consent motions

    Judge calls for culture shift on consent motions

    Feb 26, 2018

    Will challengers in Toronto could face a higher bar to obtain disclosure after an estates list judge called for a culture shift away from generic consent motions for directions that enable fishing expeditions by disgruntled beneficiaries.

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