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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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Should Court Trust the Expert Opinion of Asset Valuators?

Posted April 9, 2019

Should Court Trust the Expert Opinion of Asset Valuators?

In the course of making its various determinations in your divorce proceeding, including how to divide up your former home and assets, the judge will usually have to put a dollar-figure on those items.

Naturally, this will not involve the presiding judge actually examining and putting a value that awful antique vase you inherited from Aunt ...

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The Bezos fortune gets divided in a private divorce agreement and Amazon doesn’t miss a beat

Posted April 4, 2019

The Bezos fortune gets divided in a private divorce agreement and Amazon doesn’t miss a beat

MacKenzie Bezos announced earlier today in a tweet that she and, now ex-husband, Jeff Bezos, have settled their financial affairs in a private divorce agreement. Though full details of the Agreement are not publicly available, MacKenzie declared she was “happy” to sign over 75% of the couple’s jointly owned ...

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Divorce Act Changes:  Cutting Out the “Winners” and “Losers”

Posted April 4, 2019

Divorce Act Changes:  Cutting Out the “Winners” and “Losers”

In a recent Blog we talked about an Ontario Court of Appeal case called M. v. F.,  where Justice Benotto made some observations about the “win/lose” mentality of provincial child custody laws.  Specifically, she noted that:

“For over twenty years, multi-disciplinary professionals have been ...

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Wednesday’s Video Clip: Are “Unbundled” Legal Services in Family Law a Good Thing?

Posted April 3, 2019

Wednesday's Video Clip: Are "Unbundled" Legal Services in Family Law a Good Thing?

The move in Canada toward “unbundling” family law services is undoubtedly growing. However, clients need to be aware that there are distinct pitfalls involved in this kind of partitioning of family law services, and should take care to ensure that in all instances their legal interests are protected. First things first: What are “unbundled” legal ...

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10 Things You Should Know About Ontario Child Support in 2019

Posted April 2, 2019

One of our most popular articles 10 Things You Should Know About Child Support was published nearly ten years ago in 2010. We challenged ourselves to provide deeper information for each topic. Family law can be a very tricky terrain to navigate. Understanding one’s responsibilities with respect to child support raises a lot of questions for parents and guardians, which we hope to outline and answer here.

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Can You Get Child Support from Your Ex After 50 Years in Ontario?

Posted March 28, 2019

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Can You Get Child Support from Your Ex After 50 Years in Ontario?

Multiple reports of a 74-year-old California mother getting $150,000 in child support owed to her from 50 years ago are hitting the headlines.

CNN reports:
“Toni Anderson married Don Lenhert in 1966, but the couple split two years later.
During the divorce proceeding in mid-1970, the judge ordered Lenhert to pay ...

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“Winner/Loser Syndrome” and Child Custody

Posted March 28, 2019

“Winner/Loser Syndrome” and Child Custody

It is no secret that the dispute resolution component of the Family Law process can foster a certain competitiveness among its participants.  Sometimes parents and former spouses lose sight of the larger objectives, to focus instead on a “win-at-all-costs” approach to their litigation.

This was the undercurrent ...

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Wednesday’s Video Clip: What if my child does not want to visit their other parent? Do I have to force them?

Posted March 27, 2019

Wednesday's Video Clip: What if my child does not want to visit their other parent? Do I have to force them?

It is difficult to feel as though you are forcing your child to visit their parent if they do not want to. However, if your partner has court ordered access rights, you are responsible to ensure that they attend their visit. The court looks poorly on parents who do not facilitate a relationship between a child and their parent. Your ...

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