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Wife Has Husband Arrested – Can He Deduct His Criminal Defence Fees in the Divorce?

That was the question in a recent Ontario divorce case called Desjardins v. Desjardins, 2013 ONSC 2283.  The couple had married in 2006, and had a child two years later.   The relationship gradually […]

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Plotting Something Sneaky? The Court Has Remedies!

Family Law disputes tend not to bring out the best in people; in fact, they often bring out the worst.   Some Ex-spouses seem to view their separation and divorce as a blow to […]

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Family Law Can Be Funny

“Paging Dr. Freud.  Paging Dr. Freud.” With those words, Ontario Family Court Judge Justice Quinn began his judgment in a now-notorious decision from a few years ago called Bruni v. Bruni, 2010 ONSC […]

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Family Law Can Be Funny

Family Law Can Be Funny

The judge’s written reasons began like this: “Paging Dr. Freud.  Paging Dr. Freud.” With those words, Ontario Family Court Judge Justice Quinn launched into his now-notorious decision called Bruni v. Bruni, 2010 ONSC […]

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Financial Disclosure

Can Outside Parties Be Ordered to Provide Information?

As I have written in previous articles, in Ontario the parties to divorce litigation have an obligation to provide financial disclosure to each other, as part of the orderly division and winding up […]

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