Regret is No Excuse for Disobeying Consent Order: Mom Blocks Grandmother’s Access to Kid In some Family Law cases, one can speculate about the good intentions behind a parent’s actions, even when they end up being contrary to an agreement with the other parent, or to a court order. Still, it behooves the court to […]... more »
FamilyLLB.com 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.
Recent Blog Posts
Wednesday’s Video Clip: Top 5 questions about spousal support in Ontario, Canada In this video we review some of the more common questions about spousal support in Ontario, including: 1) What is spousal support? Spousal support — which is sometimes called “alimony” — is money paid from one spouse to the other after the dissolution of […]... more »
Should Pacemaker Evidence Be Used to Catch Cheaters? I have written several times before about some of the more novel uses of the information that can be gleaned from social media, for example the use in Family Law of evidence taken from Facebook. Some of our previous posts include: Facebook as a Source of Evidence In […]... more »
Appeal Court Affirms No Claim for Emotional Harm Arising from Birth of Unwanted Child An unusual case arising from a man’s lawsuit over a baby he didn’t want has now been heard by the Ontario Court of Appeal. As I reported here, the facts involved a man and woman who had a brief romantic fling […]... more »
Wednesday’s Video Clip: How are child payments taxed? In this video we discuss the tax consequences of child support. Parents who receive child support payments under an agreement or court order made after April 30, 1997, do not have to include those payments in their taxable income. Parents who make these payments cannot deduct the payments […]... more »