The process of legally seperating a family can be a trying experience for all parties involved. The attorneys at the Canadian law firm Burgar Rowe realize this, which is why they created their first blog, Matrimonial Matters. The blog offers thoughtful and timely advice and counsel from the firm’s team of quality family law practitioners.
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By Douglas J. Manning, Partner, Certified Specialist in Family Law In an earlier blog post written by Lori Aylwin in January 2011 she discussed the tax treatment for legal fees and accounting fees incurred for the purposes of establishing or collecting child and/or spousal support. Lori's article...
By Douglas J. Manning, Partner, Certified Specialist in Family Law A recent decision in Ontario has raised the profile of the tort of “invasion of privacy” in a case that may have an impact on family law cases. This case involved a claim by Ms. Jones against Ms. Tsige for...
Increasingly separated parties are relying on”Facebook”, email and text messages to prove certain parts of their case – and this can be very confusing. Firstly, all electronic evidence will have to conform with respect to authenticity, originality and reliability. This is...
By Douglas J. Manning, Partner, Certified Specialist in Family Law In 1985 the adoption laws in Ontario were changed so as to allow for the adoption of an adult by another adult. This was done primarily to allow long-standing pseudo parent-child relationships to be recognized by the law as...
Catherine Hyde Family Law Clerk We often receive telephone calls from clients wondering whether we have a paralegal in our family department that can be retained as opposed to a lawyer, as a cheaper option of resolving their family disputes. The Law Society of Upper Canada began regulating...
A Trial Management Conference is a procedural appearance which takes place after a Settlement Conference has been held and the Family Court Application remains unsettled. The purposes of the Trial Management Conference include: a) Exploring the chances of settling the...
About this time last year Jodi Armstrong, another family law lawyer at Barriston Law, wrote a blog entitled “What to Expect at a Case Conference”. Recent discussions with clients suggested to me that it might be helpful to follow Jodi’s lead to provide a series of blogs explaining...
When you separate, there are often so many things that must get resolved – the parenting plan for the children, financial support for the children or for the spouse, the property division and all the details involved with all of those issues. Even if both sides are cooperating, resolving all...
By Douglas J. Manning, Partner, Certified Specialist in Family Law I have provided services as a mediator and arbitrator for several years. In addition, I have conferred with other mediators in the field. Given our experiences here are some suggestions to make the best use of family...
Repeatedly, in initial interviews and even in discussions with friends and other lawyers, I hear interpretations of family law that may be considered “urban myths”, using cultural parlance. This blog deals with the top three in regard to married parties and the matrimonial...