THE HAGUE CONVENTION – THE NEW RULES

The Supreme Court of Canada recently decided a case in which I appeared as the lawyer for the father, that has changed the way Hague Convention cases will be dealt with in Canadian courts. The decision in O.C.L. v Balev was released on April 20, 2018 and it is considered a ground-breaking departu...
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ACCESS TO CHILDREN – Time to Change the Rules

Why are we still arguing about establishing basic access or parenting rights in 2018?  One of the most frustrating areas within the practice of family law is the fight that is mounted to establish parenting rights for the parent, usually the father, who no longer resides with the child. It is time ...
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How To Choose a Divorce Lawyer or Family Lawyer in Ontario: 5 Things to Consider

Finding a family lawyer in Toronto, Ontario When you are in need of a family lawyer or divorce attorney in Toronto, you are likely already in the midst of a stressful circumstance. It can be overwhelming to try to sift through different lawyers, especially if you’ve never had to look for one befor...
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Joint Custody vs. Shared Parenting – What is the Difference in Ontario?

Joint Custody, Shared Parenting and Everything In Between Parents involved in a dispute about the custody and residential arrangements of their children have all heard of the terms “joint custody” and “shared parenting.” However, there is a great deal of confusion among litigants about w...
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Valuing Assets and Income in Ontario Separation Law

Valuing Assets and Income When Separating When people separate they are often not aware that they must divide their property with their spouse. The basic formula is to value everything you own at the date of separation, deduct your debts on the date of separation, and then deduct what you brought in...
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Toronto Estate Lawyers

PARENTAL KIDNAPPING – YES OR NO ??

This is a true story. It is repeated again and again despite the predictable outcome. At the end of this story I will ask for your opinions and your comments – your point of view. What do you think the outcome should have been? Once you provide your perspectives I will post again giving my [&helli...
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Toronto Estate Lawyers

IS THERE SUCH A THING AS JUSTICE IN FAMILY LAW?

The starting point in answering this question might be: What is your definition of Justice? Is it getting your way? Getting what you want? Is it feeling like someone has made a careful and balanced decision so that win or lose you feel like the process was fair? I don’t know what the answer is...
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