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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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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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CHILDREN, DIVORCE & GRANDPARENT RIGHTS – by GILLIAN BOOKMAN

Most of us are aware of the negative effects separation and divorce may have on the children of the marriage if the parents do not protect them adequately from the intense emotions wrought from the processes and procedures surrounding the dissolution of a marriage. Another area of collateral damage ...
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CHILDREN & DIVORCE

Much has been written about the impact of separation and divorce on children and yet few separating parents seem to properly understand how to deal with their children to lessen the impact and trauma of losing their stable family home. Certainly the children are a hot topic in divorce proceedings bu...
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VALUING ASSETS AND INCOME

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 into the marriage. The balance is called you...
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CHANGES TO THE FAMILY LAW RULES – NEW FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS – by Chris Stankiewicz

On May 2, 2015 a number of importance changes to the Family Law Rules came into force. One of the most significant changes relates financial disclosure that every party in a family law case is now automatically required to produce. Since financial disclosure issues often slow down family law proceed...
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HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

So many people find themselves in such difficult places at this time of year. They feel like they, and often their children, have been discarded for a variety of reason ranging from a previously unknown other relationship to a spouse who just doesn’t want them any longer. What a horrible way...
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JOINT CUSTODY vs. SHARED PARENTING – WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE? by Chris Stankiewicz

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 what these terms actually mean. When additional terms such as ...
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