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 »
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: Whether a Parent has a Right to Move with a Child – the Concept of “Mobility” in Family Law.
Wednesday’s Video Clip: Whether a Parent has a Right to Move with a Child – the Concept of “Mobility” in Family Law. The moment that the parents of a child separate, everyone’s life circumstances change immediately: there are usually new living arrangements and a custody and access schedule put in place. But as time passes, […]... more »
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 »
Father Who Paid $400K in Legal Fees to “Cause Financial Harm to the Mother and His Son” Ordered to Pay Mother’s Costs Too
Father Who Paid $400K in Legal Fees to “Cause Financial Harm to the Mother and His Son” Ordered to Pay Mother’s Costs Too If a father runs up almost $400,000 in legal costs – including nearly $75,000 in expert fees – in pursuit of a low-dollar-value victory in court, should this be considered in assessing […]... more »
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 »