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If you win the lottery, your ex might hit the jackpot, too

Special to the National Post For many family law lawyers, a cocktail party can become a hotbed for questions rooted in “what if” and “I’m asking for a frie...
Jul 4, 2019
Article

Father finds out the hard way that bad faith can cost you big time in court

Special to the National Post In this case, bad faith resulted in a father not only losing custody of his daughter, but having to pay the mother $420,000.
Jun 4, 2019
Article

Family law arbitration has advantages, but it's no guarantee you'll stay out of court

Special to the National Post Many see arbitration as a faster, more efficient way to resolve disputes, but there is reason to be cautious.
Jun 3, 2019
Article

If you rack up debt after separation, don't expect your former spouse to pay for it

Special to the National Post Sharing the assets and liabilities a couple acquired during a marriage is a standard part of any separation. But in some jurisdictions in Canada, chan...
May 8, 2019
Presentation

ADR Skills for Family Law Lawyers

The Advocates' Society Program, Faculty
May 3, 2019
Presentation

ADR Skills for Family Lawyers

The Advocates' Society Program, Faculty
May 3, 2019
Article

Your ex gets a raise after you divorce? You might be in line for tens of thousands more

Special to the National Post One of the most controversial, difficult and most-litigated issues in family law across Canada is the extent to which a payer of spousal support will ...
Apr 11, 2019
Article

Discretionary trusts prove problematic when it comes to dividing assets

Special to the National Post One of the most blurry property valuation issues in family law arises when a separating spouse has a discretionary interest in a family trust.
Mar 28, 2019
Article

For unmarried couples, splitting the house on separation is no sure thing

Special to the National Post Equalization of net family property does not apply to unmarried spouses in Ontario.
Mar 12, 2019
Article

Just because your ex failed to disclose assets, doesn't mean you get a cut

Special to the National Post Determining the effect of non-disclosure on a negotiated settlement can be a challenge as one case illustrates.
Mar 7, 2019
Article

Changes in property ownership can have unexpected and wide-ranging consequences in family law

Special to the National Post B.C. couple spends years in court in dispute over late mother-in-law’s house.
Feb 13, 2019
Presentation

Improving the Accessibility and Efficiency of the Justice System

The Law Society of Ontario: The Amendments to the Divorce Act: How They Impact Your Practice
Jan 30, 2019
Article

Former Dragons’ Den star's divorce case highlights trouble with ‘expert testimony’ in family law

Special to the National Post Judge expressed frustration with experts who supported the positions of the party who hired them.
Jan 30, 2019
Article

The irony of representing yourself in family law litigation: It can cost you more than hiring a lawyer

Special to the National Post A wife’s decision to represent herself caused the husband to incur huge legal fees over 17 years. She was ordered to pay him $150,000.
Jan 16, 2019
Article

What you need to know if you are considering getting a divorce in 2019

Special to the National Post Here are some words of advice for people looking to join the flood of calls to family lawyers early each January.
Jan 9, 2019
Article

She paid the insurance premiums for 13 years, but his new spouse got the payout — until the court intervened

Special to the National Post Full $250,000 paid to first wife in ruling guided by principle of unjust enrichment.
Dec 11, 2018
Article

Modern Families: Understanding Polyamorous Relationships and their Judicial Recognition

STEP Journal, November 2018, Volume 26, Issue 9 As the traditional family model becomes a thing of the past, courts will need to keep pace with change
Nov 30, 2018
Article

‘Excruciating’ trial in case that lasted 17 years emblematic of troubles plaguing family courts

Special to the National Post In every province in Canada, cases are taking longer and our laws have become significantly more complex.
Nov 28, 2018
Presentation

Cross-Cultural Challenges and Opportunities in Family Dispute Resolution

FDRIO 2018 Conference: Panelist “Through the Lens of Change”    
Nov 22, 2018
Article

How your company can wind up on the hook for your support obligations

Special to the National Post The veil that protects the corporation can be pierced and the corporation may find itself liable for its shareholders' debts.
Nov 14, 2018
Article

Therapy records are an explosive issue in custody battles

Special to the National Post Having records made public because evidence of professional treatment was provided may well result in a chilling effect for those who need treatment.
Oct 31, 2018
Article

Income declared on a tax return isn't the last word when calculating child support

Special to the National Post For the self-employed, a tax return is just the starting point, with the level of scrutiny an individual faces in a claim for child support likely to ...
Oct 17, 2018
Article

Dog not just another asset to be divided, dissenting judge argues

Special to the National Post Dog ownership is nuanced and should take into consideration relationships, care and expenses.
Oct 3, 2018
Article

Sport for Development and Peace: A Public Sociology Perspective

Third World Quarterly, Volume 32, Issue 3, 2011, p. 589 - 601.  
Oct 2, 2018
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