family law


  • Issue of interim costs important

    Oct 8, 2018

    An interesting case has emerged dealing with the issue of interim costs and disbursements. This seems to me to be one of those issues that is rarely considered by family lawyers.

  • Lawyers favour mediation over litigation: report

    Lawyers favour mediation over litigation: report

    Sep 3, 2018

    Ontario family lawyers continue to favour settling disputes through mediation, saying it produces better results for separating couples and their children, as well as saving time and money.

  • Indigenous practices can bolster ADR

    Indigenous practices can bolster ADR

    Sep 3, 2018

    Indigenous practices can help resolve family disputes outside of the court system and need to be considered during high-conflict disputes, such as those involving land claims or natural resources, say lawyers and mediators that work with Indigenous communities.

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    Family lawyers say Canada’s outdated tax laws are penalizing former spouses who enter shared parenting arrangements for the care of their children.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

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