Family LLB Blog is a legal blog that was created by Russell Alexander in 2009, and includes writing contributions from across our firm. The blog focuses on contemporary issues in Ontario family law (and beyond), and features interesting trial and appeal court decisions. We also examine the Rules of the family court, court reforms and policy change, and release helpful legal videos each Wednesday.

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Recent Blog Posts

Family Proceedings as Catharsis?

Family Proceedings as Catharsis? The Family courts across the country must see their fair share of acrimony, shameful conduct, sad stories, and tears. In a pair of cases from western Canada, the courts made insightful observations about the unspoken role that the Family justice system fulfills: to provide the participants with an opportunity to tell […]... more »

For a Divorce Trial, is $430,000 in Legal Fees Too Much?

For a Divorce Trial, is $430,000 in Legal Fees Too Much? Anyone who has gone through a divorce will know that legal costs can get out of control. But consider the recent Ontario case of McCabe v Tissot, where the court was asked to rule on whether the husband should pay the wife’s legal fees […]... more »

Wednesday’s Video Clip: When do the Child Support Guidelines apply?

Wednesday’s Video Clip: When do the Child Support Guidelines apply? In this video we discuss when the child support guidelines apply. If parents go to court to get a child support order, in almost all cases the court must use the Guidelines to set the amount. This is true whether the order is applied for under: • […]... more »

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