Travel Consent

Travel Consent

Travelling with your children? Don’t forget to bring this (hint- it’s not your passport) Zehra Uddin Have you separated from your ex and are planning a vacation with just your children for the first time? Travelling with kids can be hectic enough. You may feel like you’re constantly forgetting...
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PRENUPS- TO SIGN OR NOT

To sign a prenup or not to sign a prenup. A very good question. The starting point in providing an answer is to understand what value a prenup can possibly have to a couple who are in love, enjoying their relationship, and looking forward to a future together filled with happiness and bliss, and per...
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The Lawyers Daily: Ontario Court of Appeal ruling misinterprets SCC’s Balev decision, says family lawyer

A lawyer involved in a case that resulted in the Supreme Court of Canada revising how domestic courts determine the “habitual residence” of children under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction believes the Ontario Court of Appeal failed to follow the multifac...
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The Hague Convention in Canada – Post Balev

The evolution of Hague Convention cases in Canada post the Supreme Court of Canada decision in O.C.L. v Balev has been disappointing, discouraging, and to left behind parents, devastating. It has become a vehicle that permits the withholding parent to ‘kidnap’ their children with something that ...
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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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