Family LLB Blog

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.

Located at FamilyLLB.com, our blog includes over 400 posts in 95 different family law categories, and averages more than 10,000 visits each month!  Click here to subscribe.

Recent Blog Posts

Court Finds Husband Just “Going Through the Motions” on His Job Search

Court Finds Husband Just “Going Through the Motions” on His Job Search One of the basic principles underpinning Ontario family law, is that the parties must behave with good faith towards each other in when participating in the separation and divorce process. And courts are wary – and frequently critical – of spouses who do […]... more »

Wednesday’s Video Clip: How are Decisions Made About Custody in Ontario?

Wednesday’s Video Clip: How are Decisions Made About Custody in Ontario? In this law video we talk about how decisions are made about custody of children. Often, deciding on a parenting arrangement after a marriage is over is not easy. Under the Divorce Act one or both parents may have custody of the children. If […]... more »

Serving Family Documents via Facebook?

Serving Family Documents via Facebook? An otherwise-unremarkable Ontario family law decision called Filion v. Ives has an interesting feature: The court allowed one of the parties to use Facebook to serve court documents on the other. In that case, the husband had used the universally-known social media platform to serve court documents on the wife […]... more »

Broken Engagement: Who Keeps the Ring?

Broken Engagement: Who Keeps the Ring? We all know that not all relationships are meant to last – indeed, some of them don’t even get out of the starting gate. When an engagement is broken, there is the time-honored question of who gets to keep the ring. In the older cases, some of which date […]... more »

Wednesday’s Video Clip: How to Find More Information about Ontario Family Law

Wednesday’s Video Clip: How to Find More Information about Ontario Family Law In this law video we review the different ways you can get more information about family law. There are many professional people, organizations and other sources that can help you or provide information about family law issues, including: 1. An information centre specializing […]... more »

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