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Taking the Kids to See Grandma This Holiday?  Read This First

Posted November 27, 2018

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Taking the Kids to See Grandma This Holiday?  Read This First

With the upcoming season of holiday travel almost upon us, a recent Ontario case provides a good reminder:  Separated and divorced parents must strictly abide by the terms of any agreement or order in place for travelling with their children.

In Shapiro v. Feintuch the court was asked to resolve a dispute between two ...

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Texas Wife ‘Blows Up’ Marriage Memorabilia to Celebrate Divorce Being Finalized 

Posted November 22, 2018

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Texas Wife 'Blows Up' Marriage Memorabilia to Celebrate Divorce Being Finalized 

On the Saturday night of November 10th, Kimberly Santleben-Stiteler held a party consisting of about 40 guests in Medina County, Texas. This party was to celebrate the finalization of ending of her 'miserable' marriage of 14 years.

During the party, the wife compiled a garage full of items such ...

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

Posted November 21, 2018

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

Have a question? Send us a message, we're here to help.

At Russell Alexander, Family Lawyers our focus is exclusively family law, offering pre-separation legal advice and assisting clients with family related issues including: custody and access, separation agreements, child and spousal support, division of family property, paternity disputes, and enforcement of court orders.  For more ...

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Cross-Border Abductions by Parents: Supreme Court Rules on Child’s “Habitual Residence” Under the Hague Convention

Posted November 20, 2018

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Cross-Border Abductions by Parents: Supreme Court Rules on Child’s “Habitual Residence” Under the Hague Convention

A recent decision from the Supreme Court of Canada hones in on a narrow-but-important issue that arises in parental abduction across international borders – meaning situations where one parent removes a child to another country over the objection of the ...

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Did Remorseful Husband Succeed in Ending Arranged Marriage?

Posted November 15, 2018

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Did Remorseful Husband Succeed in Ending Arranged Marriage?

A recent Ontario case casts light on what happens when cultural marriage traditions must be scrutinized under a Canadian legal microscope.  The court introduced the facts this way:

This application involves the fall-out from an arranged marriage that did not last. There were no children of this marriage.

In 2012, … [the wife] was a ...

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Wednesday’s Video Clip: Finding A Lawyer

Posted November 14, 2018

 

Wednesday's Video Clip: Finding A Lawyer

At Russell Alexander, Family Lawyers our focus is exclusively family law, offering pre-separation legal advice and assisting clients with family related issues including: custody and access, separation agreements, child and spousal support, division of family property, paternity disputes, and enforcement of court orders.  For more information, visit us at ...

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Was Husband in Contempt for Not Achieving the Impossible?

Posted November 13, 2018

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Was Husband in Contempt for Not Achieving the Impossible?

The facts in Malboeuf v. Hanna raised an interesting issue:   Should a spouse be held in contempt for failing to satisfy a court Order that was impossible to comply with in the first place?

At an earlier hearing to address issues arising from their separation, the court ordered the ...

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Court Curbs Father’s Social Media Activity

Posted November 8, 2018

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Court Curbs Father’s Social Media Activity

The decision a case called Cooper v. Primeau serves as good illustration of the level of detail that a court must address, in disputes between parents and former spouses.   In this ruling, the court took specific aim at the father’s habit of posting derogatory comments about the mother on social media such as Facebook.

The factual ...

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