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