family law


  • Priorities beckon

    Jul 9, 2018

    Efficiency and the justice system — two words that tend not to be paired together very frequently.

  • New AG to face significant challenges

    New AG to face significant challenges

    Jul 9, 2018

    Caroline Mulroney will face a series of challenges as Ontario’s attorney general, as lawyers look to her office to improve the efficiency of the legal system.

  • Child rights advocates applaud OCA ruling

    Child rights advocates applaud OCA ruling

    Jun 25, 2018

    The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that all litigation records with the Office of the Children’s Lawyer for a child client are not subject to freedom of information legislation even if it is not material protected by solicitor-client privilege.

  • Single law needed on common-law separation

    Jun 25, 2018

    About 41 per cent of Canadian marriages today do not end in “death do us part.”

  • OCL welcomes ruling overturning costs order

    OCL welcomes ruling overturning costs order

    Jun 18, 2018

    The Office of the Children’s Lawyer has welcomed a Divisional Court judgment that overturned a costs order against it after concluding the agency acted within its statutory mandate, despite taking a position at trial that was contrary to the views of its 12-year-old client.

  • Tax law hurts former spouses who share parenting

    Tax law hurts former spouses who share parenting

    Jun 18, 2018

    Family lawyers say Canada’s outdated tax laws are penalizing former spouses who enter shared parenting arrangements for the care of their children.

  • Challenge of act heading to OCA

    Challenge of act heading to OCA

    Jun 18, 2018

    A wealthy businessman takes his Constitutional challenge of Ontario’s Family Law Act to the province’s top court later this month in a case that one of the lawyers involved predicts will end up at the Supreme Court of Canada.

  • Courts not the best forum to figure out pet sharing

    Courts not the best forum to figure out pet sharing

    Jun 18, 2018

    Divorcing pet owners are better off steering clear of court if they want to explore some form of shared custody for cats and dogs post-separation, family lawyers say.

  • The modern condition

    Jun 11, 2018

    I once heard a very smart insight, that if we look back at the circumstances of our own lives over one-year increments, momentous change would be difficult to discern.

  • End criminality for surrogacy and gamete donation

    Jun 11, 2018

    As lawyers, we have a duty to protect the interests of our clients.

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