In The Media

When family law becomes a topic of public interest, our lawyers always join the conversation.

What You Need To Know If You’re Helping Your Child, And Their Spouse, Buy A Home

Before committing to helping you adult child purchase a home with their spouse, explore with them the possibility of a legally-binding marriage contract, advises Rick Peticca. “It may create bad feelings at first, but you take the elephant out of the room, and detail that the money gift is expressly given to your son or daughter,”

Protecting Wedding Gifts In The Event Of A Divorce

With wedding season around the corner, some parents might be hesitant about giving large cash gifts to their adult children, especially if they have doubts about the longevity of the marriage. Shulman Law Firm shares some solutions with Pattie Lovett-Reid on how families can protect wedding gifts should the "what if" occur.

More Millennials Are Signing Prenups — And That’s A Good Thing

It may seem surprising that a generation commonly portrayed as being financially strapped is pushing for prenups. But, as family lawyer Rick Peticca tells Global News, there are several smart reasons why millennials are getting prenups.

Pets And Divorce

Will Canadian courts start giving pets special status instead of treating them like property in the event of a divorce? Bruce Sellery and Laura Paris talk about the possibility, and share some helpful information on what pet owners can do now to ensure they don't end up fighting over the dog in court.

Transgender Children And Family Law Cases

Parents who are getting divorced may experience difficulty agreeing on small issues, like what after-school activities their kids should participate in, or how much screen time they should get. But what happens when they cannot agree on something really important, like whether their transgender child should get gender reassignment surgery? Family lawyer Rick Peticca explores this emerging issue with Newstalk 1010's Barb DiGiulio.

Abusive Relationships: How Do We Make Leaving Less Dangerous?

Family lawyers are often among the first people that a spouse who is experiencing abuse will work with upon deciding to separate. However, there’s no concrete framework for lawyers to use to evaluate the risks.

Diana Isaac shares the strategies she takes when working with people who are experiencing domestic abuse to help ensure they can leave safely.