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Helping Kids Understand Divorce Law

Divorce can be difficult for everyone, but it is always the most difficult for children:  they are not only vulnerable emotionally, but are often too young to understand the legal and practical implications […]

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Thinking of Taking the Law into Your Own Hands? It Can Be Costly

It goes without saying that Ontario family law and related legal procedures are in place for a reason:  The orderly, predictable, and fair resolution of legal disputes is one of the foundational principles […]

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Custody Self-Help: When a Vacation Turns Into a Permanent Move

If you are a separated or divorced parent the summer vacation period – which frequently involves travel plans – can be fraught with concerns over the other parent adhering to established custody and […]

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Can I Get My Kid’s Passport Without the Other Parent’s Consent?

With summer being the season for travel, any separated and divorced parent who wants to take the kids travelling should take care to ensure the requisite permissions have been obtained from the other […]

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Does Family Arbitration Really Work?

It’s a sad reality that some family disputes never get resolved easily.   Given the inherently volatile  nature of family break-ups – which is often exacerbated by the personality and character of the parties […]

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The Many Models Of Mediation

Mediation is an important tool in family law, and continues to play an increasing role in the settlement of disputes. What many people do not know, is that there are many different established […]

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Making Transitions Easier for Children

The process of seeing his or her parents separate and divorce is traumatic for a child even under the best conditions (and few divorce scenarios involve the “best conditions” anyway).  This is because […]

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Lack of Financial Disclosure Nets Man $10,000 Costs Award Against Him

Recently I wrote about the importance of forthrightness in appearing before, dealing with, and presenting evidence to the court.   In a related vein, it is equally important to provide full financial disclosure to […]

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What Can Happen When You Lie About Being Employed

It is an unspoken principle that family law litigants must be forthright and honest in their dealings with each other, and especially in the evidence they present to the court.  In all too […]

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