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"Russell changed my life – with dignity, integrity – and all out of court. I stopped worrying when I retained him. Collaborative practice is just better practice." - Sarah V.

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Top 5 Latin Terms You Should Know Before Going to Court

Posted March 22, 2019

Latin terms are often used in the Court of law sans English translation or explanation. If the party to the ligation is not familiar with these terms, he/she may not fully understand what is going on in their own legal matter. These are the Top 5 Latin Terms You Should Know before attending your family law case in Court.

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Does Husband’s Death Affect Pending Divorce Order?

Posted March 21, 2019

Does Husband’s Death Affect Pending Divorce Order?

Does a spouse’s sudden death trump an in-process divorce, or is it vice versa?   That was the legal question for the Ontario Court of Appeal in a case called White v. White, which featured a quirky set of facts.

The husband had applied for a divorce from the wife, and the court granted it.  However, before ...

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Wednesday’s Video Clip: We’re Here to Help

Posted March 20, 2019

Wednesday's Video Clip: We're Here to Help

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When Can (or Should) a Court Force Parents to Go to Reunification Therapy?

Posted March 19, 2019

When Can (or Should) a Court Force Parents to Go to Reunification Therapy?

Reunification therapy is court-ordered counselling, conducted by a court-designated therapist, designed to help bridge the rift between a parent and a child after a divorce or separation.  It can be part of a determination as to custody and access, or may come up as part of a review once these ...

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Does Wife’s 27-Year-Long Failure to Look for Work Override Her Right to Spousal Support “Until Death”?

Posted March 14, 2019

Does Wife’s 27-Year-Long Failure to Look for Work Override Her Right to Spousal Support “Until Death”?

The Ontario Court of Appeal was asked to address some interesting questions in a recent case called Haworth v. Haworth.  The former spouses – who had actually separated more than 30 years ago – came before the Court for its ruling on whether a 1991 spousal support ...

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Wednesday’s Video Clip: Sharing Our Gratitude

Posted March 13, 2019

Wednesday's Video Clip: Sharing Our Gratitude

What are you grateful for? Let us know in the comments below! Our staff recognizes the value in experiencing and expressing gratitude. We often share our thankful thoughts with each other, and today we chose to share them with ...

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What Constitutes “Hardship” When You Are Well-to-Do?

Posted March 12, 2019

What Constitutes “Hardship” When You are Well-to-Do?

In determining the proper amount of spousal support that should be awarded after a married couple divorces, the court is guided by various established legal and policy-based principles. One of them is that the support should seek to alleviate economic “hardship” on the part of the spouse who is entitled to receive it.

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Court Decides it Can Order “Reunification Therapy” To Repair Fractured Parent-Child Relationship

Posted March 7, 2019

Court Decides it Can Order “Reunification Therapy” To Repair Fractured Parent-Child Relationship

The parents had a child together who was now 12 years old.  When the husband returned from a two-week trip out of the country to deal with some urgent matters, he found that the mother hand moved out of the matrimonial home. The next day, he received a letter from the mother’s lawyer, saying she was ...

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