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What Do You, and Celebrities, Have in Common?

A recent news article chronicled the fact that two Canadian music celebrities – namely Neil Young and Avril Lavigne – had both ended their marriages in the past month. In the case of […]

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To Deadbeat Parents — Are You on the FRO "Most Wanted" List?

A CBC news piece recently reported on “deadbeat” parents – meaning those who are obliged under a court order to pay child or spousal support but who fail to actually pay.  It was […]

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Separation Agreements: Don’t Forget to Include Your Pets!

As I wrote in a Blog recently, Canadian divorce courts routinely view family pets as “property” rather than the subject of custody orders:  When all else fails and a couple cannot agree informally […]

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What Do the NFL Suspensions Teach Us About Child Support?

The sports fans among you may be following the debate over the suspensions of NFL players Adrian Peterson (for alleged physical abuse of his child while imposing disciplining) and Ray Rice (for the […]

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Who Gets "Custody" of Rover or Fluffy in a Split?

If you are currently in the midst of separating from your spouse or partner, you naturally have your mind on how custody of your children will be divided, and on how finances and […]

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Surrogacy Sparks Some Strange Legal Scenarios

Last week I gave you the basics on the Canadian laws relating to surrogacy;  this week, I wanted to illustrate some of the unusual and conceptually-tricky situations that may arise in even the […]

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Surrogacy in Canada

A recent article in The Economist magazine discussed the upsurge in Britain of surrogacy arrangements, and the legal and practical difficulties that can arise.    While surrogacy is legal in Britain, the article ends […]

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Who is Responsible When Kids Commit Crime?

CBC News reported that a 9-year-old boy had stolen a Saskatoon city bus yesterday, and after managing to drive it for a few blocks, hit two vehicles before getting the bus stuck on […]

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