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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 and 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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Changes to the Family Law Rules – NEW Financial Disclosure Requirements

On May 2, 2015 a number of important 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 proceedi...
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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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COMMON LAW & JOINT INVESTMENTS by Gillian Bookman

You’re in love and happily move in together. You’ve both been married before, have grown children, and see no need to marry. You are looking forward to retiring together and are happy making future retirement plans. You both decide to buy a home that you can retire to. Meanwhile, you rent it out...
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CHILD SUPPORT & THE 40% RULE by Jeremy D. Loeb

Most parents who have occasional access rights to their children eventually hear about the existence of a section of the child support legislation that allows a court to reduce their child support payments if they have their children with them forty percent of the time or more. Often these access pa...
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Getting to Know the Family Responsibility Office: An Introduction – by Maia Rabinovich

The Family Responsibility Office – commonly known as “FRO” – is a provincial government organization responsible for collecting child support and spousal support payments from the “payor” and depositing them with the “recipient”. There are many advantages to support payments being pr...
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