Judge Hopes “Sting” of Paying Full Legal Bill Brings Warring Couple to Their Senses In a brief ruling on costs in an acrimonious family dispute the court tried to restore focus to the separated parents, who had each incurred $15,000 in legal costs for a set of motions and cross-motions that should never have been […]... 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: Can I log in to my spouse’s Facebook or other online accounts? Generally you should not be accessing your spouse’s Facebook account unless you would normally do so. For example if you had a shared Facebook account during your relationship, it would still be acceptable for you to access it after a […]... more »
For Parents, Access Rights are a Given – But What About Step-parents? In the recent decision in Agmon v. James the divorced parents of a 9-year-old child were able to form a united front on at least one matter: – that the child’s new step-mother should not have access to him. Since their split when […]... more »
Court Orders Husband to Divorce Wife In a recent B.C. decision, the court grappled with whether it had the legal authority to: 1) order a man to take positive steps divorce his wife; and 2) uphold a Canadian-court-granted divorce in Iran, in circumstances where the Iranian courts themselves had refused to do so. The couple […]... more »
Wednesday’s Video Clip: What are some of the do’s and dont’s of texting during your divorce? DO text to discuss child custody and access. DO text to provide or request information that you need from your spouse. DO text to discuss the resolution of any outstanding issues resulting from your separation. DO text to engage […]... more »