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Week Ahead – April 6th

This week we will review

 

 

Monday – Family Law Now Ep. 26: Ontario Courts to Paperless – Could COVID-19 Drive Digital Change?

Tuesday – Save a Slice: Our Efforts to Help Hospital Staff

Tuesday – Will Livestreaming from Divorce Court Be the new Wave of the future?

Wednesday’s Video Clip: Ontario Courts to Paperless – Could COVID-19 Drive Digital Change?

Thursday – COVID-19 Plagues Assets: The Rich are Divorcing Now While Assets Dip

Friday – Children’s Consent to Therapeutic Treatment Explained… more »

In the news: Russ Speaks with Colin Freeze from the Globe and Mail

Coronavirus pandemic adds complexity to parental-access battles

A week after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, Kevin Reid received a text from his ex-wife.

“Based on the pandemic that is happening right now, the kids will be staying home until further notice,” it read.

Under the terms of their divorce agreement, he is supposed to have the kids every other weekend and on Wednesday evenings. He hasn’t seen his children, an 11-year-old son and nine-year-old daughter, since receiving that text more than three weeks ago.

“I understand the seriousness of the situation. But at the same time, I … more »

Ontario’s Russell Alexander Law Firm Gives Back to First Responders, Restaurant Employees with New Food Initiative

LINDSAY, ONTARIO—Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers has started a new weekly program to help two groups struggling during the coronavirus pandemic: first responders and restaurant workers.

With its “Save a Slice” initiative, an effort to provide food for first responders, the Ontario family law firm is buying pizza from local eateries and sending it to health care professionals on the front lines of the response.

For its inaugural event today, April 4, the firm ordered 50 pizzas from Lindsay, Ontario Italian restaurant Pane Vino to be delivered to the emergency room of Ross Memorial, a local hospital, to feed … more »

New Article Published on CanLII Connects: SECOND Emergency Child Access Case Decision from the SCJ

In Smith v Sieger, an urgent motion was brought for relief that (if granted) would provide the immediate return of the parties child from the United States who was enrolled in an education program in Utah. The parties shared joint custody of the child and the urgent matter was brought to the court in light of the closure of the US/Canada border and Prime Minister Trudeau’s call for Canadians to return home.

The applicant states that the parties came to an arrangement recently that the child was to return to Canada subject to the applicant assuming sole decision making on … more »

Russell Alexander Launches COVID-19 Information Centre

The coronavirus pandemic has raised a lot of questions for Canadian families, especially those who may be dealing with legal issues around separation, divorce, and custody. To answer these questions, the Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers has created the COVID-19 and Divorce Information Centre on its website.

On the site, you can get answers to questions about how to work remotely with your attorneys, how the pandemic may affect court dates and even how to avoid sparking a divorce during the stress of quarantine.

“The coronavirus is having massive effects on every part of society right now, and family law … more »

The Week Ahead – March 30th

This week we will review the following:

Monday – Ontario Courts  to Paperless? COVID-19 Could Drive Digital Change – Part Two

Tuesday – Family Law Now Podcast Ep. 25 – Study Group Virtual VP

Tuesday – Ontario Courts  to Paperless? COVID-19 Could Drive Digital Change – Part Three

Wednesday – Video Clip: Child Access During Self-Isolation, Lockdowns and Quarantines

Wednesday – Ontario Courts  to Paperless? COVID-19 Could Drive Digital Change – Part Four

Thursday – Contagion! UK Expects a Surge in Divorces following COVID-19, Should Canada Expect the Same?

Friday – Study Group Virtual VP YouTube Clip

Learn more by … more »

The Week Ahead – March 23rd

This week we will review: COVID-19 Prompts Government to Pause Limitation Periods and Procedural Deadlines in Ontario; and A Roadmap to Recovery, Pivoting our Justice System to Paperless

Wednesday’s Video Clip: The Spouse in the House

While we have you here, we wanted to remind you that you can get the latest articles delivered to your inbox, Sign up here or listen to our Podcast Family Law Now.

You can also check out our Covid-19 and Divorce Information Centre: here.

Learn more by visiting familyllb.commore »

The Week Ahead – March 16th

This week we will review: The Coronavirus: The Impact on Justice and Family Law Matters; and Divorce Applications in China Spike Since Coronavirus Outbreak

Wednesday’s Video Clip: Covid 19 and Divorce

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Learn more by visiting familyllb.com

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The Week Ahead – March 9th

This week we will review: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – A New Reality?; and Court Resurrects Long-Ignored Equitable Doctrine to Deal with the Inter Vivos Estate Gifts

Wednesday’s Video Clip: Litigation vs Collaborative Practce

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The Week Ahead – March 2nd

This week we will review: Earn Over $350,000 A Year? – Here’s What You Need to Know About Spousal Support?; and Husband Divorces Wife – and Marries Another – Behind Her Back

Wednesday’s Video Clip: 10 Ways to Get Information About Family Law

While we have you here, we wanted to remind you that you can get the latest articles delivered to your inbox, Sign up here or listen to our Podcast Family Law Now.

Learn more by visiting familyllb.commore »