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Settling family law cases: Lawyer beware

Lorne H. Wolfson The Lawyer’s Daily While court operations are suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic, many separated or separating spouses will rely more than ever on the advice of fami...
Apr 20, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The coming family law tsunami

Lorne H. Wolfson The Lawyer's Daily Those of us who were practising family law in 1982 will recognize this moment — the moment of quiet before the tsunami hits. The phones have stopped r...
Apr 13, 2020
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

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

Lorne H. Wolfson 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 Divorce Ac...
Jun 12, 2018
Presentation

Lorne Wolfson discusses achieving third party settlements when criminal charges are involved in

Lorne H. Wolfson The Lawyer's Daily Many family law cases have parallel criminal proceedings. These proceedings may arise from events related to the family law case (domestic assaults, h...
Mar 8, 2018
Article

Achieving third party settlements when criminal charges are involved

Lorne H. Wolfson The Lawyers Daily Many family law cases have parallel criminal proceedings. These proceedings may arise from events related to the family law case (domestic assaults,...
Mar 8, 2018
Article

What to do when third parties impede settlement

Lorne H. Wolfson The Lawyers Daily While most family law cases involve only two parties, there can be many other parties who may play a significant role in the settlement of the case.
Feb 7, 2018
Book

Settling Family Law Cases: Practical Techniques for Advocates and Neutrals

Lorne H. Wolfson Published by Carswell, 2017 Family law cases are notoriously difficult to settle. Containing hundreds of practical tips, Settling Family Law Cases: Practical Techniques for ...
Oct 23, 2017
Article

Why so many family law cases are difficult to settle

Lorne H. Wolfson The Lawyers Daily There are a number of reasons family law cases are hard to settle. Here are some of the main impediments. Read More This article was originally publis...
Jul 19, 2017
Article

Why do family law cases settle when they do?

Lorne H. Wolfson The Lawyers Daily More than 99 per cent of family law cases settle without a trial. The majority settle prior to the commencement of any litigation. Even when litigatio...
Jul 17, 2017
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Lessons from Dagg

Lorne H. Wolfson The recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in Dagg v. Cameron Estate, 2017 ONCA 366 contains important lessons for family and estates lawyers,...
Jun 1, 2017
Article

Think of arbitration as a creative multi-tool

Lorne H. Wolfson The Lawyers Weekly This article originally appeared in the February 10, 2017 issue of The Lawyers Weekly.
Feb 10, 2017
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May 17, 2016
Article

Start By Picking the Right Resolution Method

Lorne H. Wolfson The Lawyers Weekly Family lawyers have available a broad array of dispute resolution options, including collaborative negotiations, mediation, arbitration, mediation/arb...
Sep 26, 2014
Presentation

Effective Advocacy in Family Law Mediation

Lorne H. Wolfson The National Family Law Program, Whistler, B.C.
Jul 15, 2014
Article

Solving the Disclosure Problem

Lorne H. Wolfson The Lawyers Weekly More than one judge has referred to disclosure as the "cancer of family law." Since it seems obvious that full disclosure is a pre-condition to the re...
May 30, 2014
May 1, 2014
Article

How Good Mediators Finesse Difficult Counsel

Lorne H. Wolfson The Lawyers Weekly One of the reasons why lawyers recommend mediation to their clients is to circumvent an impasse caused by a difficult opposing counsel. Why do lawyers...
Apr 1, 2014
Article

Thirteen Habits of a Successful Advocate

Lorne H. Wolfson The Lawyers Weekly The advocate's role in mediation is not primarily to convince the mediator as to the merits of the client's case, nor is it to let the mediator "run t...
Feb 1, 2014
Article

Family Trusts Under Canadian Family Law

Adam N. Black and Lorne H. Wolfson 2013 Annual Joint Family Law Program, The Law Society of Manitoba
Dec 1, 2013
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