News Archives for February 2020

What a 4-year-old’s death says about Ontario’s strained family courts

Russ recently spoke with May Warren from the Toronto Star about upcoming changes to make the language of the Divorce Act more neutral and reduce the harmful “winner-loser” mindset by using terms like “parenting time” instead of “custody” and “access.” He also talked about how the government could do a better job letting the public know about ways to avoid long and protracted custody battles, including mediation.

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The Week Ahead – February 24th

This week we will review: Can Couple’s Ukrainian Divorce Decree Pre-date Their Separation?; and Ontario Family Law Case Established New “False Light” Privacy Tort

Wednesday’s Video Clip: Family Courts and Rules – The Basics

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The Week Ahead – February 17th

This week we will review: Husband Seeks Spousal Support and “Damages” under Civil Process, Rather than under Family Law – Entire Claim Struck Out; and The Marriage Was Called Off: Was Engagement Ring a Conditional Gift Requiring Return?

Wednesday’s Video Clip: Enforceable Marriage Contracts

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The Week Ahead – February 10th

This week we will review: Surprise! Father Changes Will to Benefit New Wife Over Devoted Son – The Law on Revoking a Will; and Self-Represented Litigants: Can the Court Bend the Rules?

Wednesday’s Video Clip: Great Place to Work Certified

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The Week Ahead – February 3rd

This week we will review: Wedding Gets Called Off – Bride’s Sister Expects to Get Unused Wedding Gown; and “Friend of the Court”, Part Two – Where Parties are Self-Represented

Wednesday’s Video Clip: Top 5 Questions About Spousal Support in Ontario

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