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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
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
Article

Indefinite needs mean indefinite support for disabled adult child, court finds

Special to the National Post Ruling will have significant impact on the future determination of child support and beyond.
Sep 19, 2018
Article

Battle over embryo highlights family law's new fertility frontier

Special to the National Post As part of a divorce, the parties disputed what should happen with the remaining embryo. The wife wanted to use it; the husband objected.
Sep 5, 2018
Article

If you want to keep wealth in the family, be careful how you bequeath it

Special to the National Post Adam Black's latest column in the National Post discusses how the transfer of wealth to an heir must be exercised with caution.
Aug 23, 2018
Article

When a ‘final agreement’ in family law isn’t final at all

Special to the National Post Family law disputes are often lengthy and emotionally wrought, making the individuals involved eager to get them over with. Usually, that comes in the...
Jul 24, 2018
Article

Why the date of separation in a marriage breakup can be a contentious and costly issue in family law

Special to the National Post When it comes time to sort out the issues arising from the breakdown of a marriage, the precise date a couple separates can have significant ramificat...
Jun 26, 2018
Article

All three adult members of polyamorous family deemed child's parents by Newfoundland judge

Special to the National Post In the first decision of its kind in Canada, all three adult members of a polyamorous family have been recognized as parents of a child. Two months ag...
Jun 21, 2018
Article

Why Ottawa's changes to the Divorce Act don't go far enough

Special to the National Post Last week, Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould introduced a bill to amend the Divorce Act and other pieces of federal family law legislation in t...
Jun 21, 2018
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Out-of-court dispute resolution focus of Divorce Act overhaul

A version of this article was originally published in the The Lawyer’s Daily on May 25, 2018.   In the most significant overhaul of the Div...
Jun 12, 2018
Article

When does a separated spouse have to pay rent to an ex?

Special to the National Post It is not unusual for one spouse to move out during a separation, leaving the other spouse in the home. The one staying in the home might even live th...
May 16, 2018
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