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When: September 20, 2018
Where: Arcadian Court, Toronto
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When: November 8, 2018
Where: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto
Event Detail: 2018 Nominations open June 4th
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When: June 19, 2018
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As family lawyers, reports of family violence by clients are a common occurrence. How we respond to those reports can directly impact our clients’ safety and even survival.
New Quebec Justice Minister Sonia LeBel is carrying through on an election promise to modernize family law in la belle province. In March, LeBel announced a series of 11 public consultations across Quebec on the issue of family law reform.
New legislation from the NDP government will soon steer the heartbroken away from our adversarial court systems as they try to sort out such thorny issues as separation, divorce, property division, child support and custody arrangements.
A British Columbia-based women’s advocacy group says the provincial government and the Legal Services Society — the legal aid provider in the province — are failing to provide adequate legal aid for family law cases involving domestic violence, especially where women and children are involved.
A look at child protection across the country shows a system that is struggling to better protect children and youth.
Although the phenomenon is more often associated with financial exploitation of an elderly person, often by a caregiver, family friend or neighbour, vulnerable people of all ages are at risk.
Family law disputes reap many benefits from arbitration. Whether the dispute centres on property, support, custody or access, the most intimate and personal details of the parties’ lives are exposed. It is also difficult to move on with life if one’s case is tied up in court proceedings for years.
The federal government’s new reforms reinforce how family disputes are already being resolved
An Ontario judge has ruled that a Sudbury woman can use an embryo to try to have a child, after a legal battle with her former husband over ownership.
The federal government introduced new family-law legislation this week which introduces the first significant changes to the Divorce Act in 20 years and is more focussed on the best interests of the child.
The Ontario Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal and confirmed a Superior Court ruling that a “results achieved fee” charged by a family lawyer was a contingency fee and so prohibited under the Solicitors Act.
While venturing out into the real estate market to purchase a new home may seem like a constructive way to start life anew after a marital split, a series of landmines await the unwary divorced person.
Paralegals are poised to have more of a role in family law disputes despite resistance from the bar. For Marshall Yarmus, the end of a decade-long journey is finally in sight.
Lawyers prefer to use alternative dispute resolution processes in family law, which cost the client less, take less time and make for longer-lasting co-operation between the parties after the fact, according to a recent study.
While the Liberal government has moved forward with some reforms, many promises remain unfulfilled.
The Law Society of Upper Canada has approved a plan that will eventually expand the scope of family law to let paralegals offer some services in the area.