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Wednesday’s Video Clip: Top Four Questions About the Children of Common-Law Relationships

Posted April 25, 2018

Wednesday's Video Clip: Top Four Questions About the Children of Common-Law Relationships

Common-law relationships are very common in today’s society. Nonetheless, the legal issues surrounding support obligations or adoption by a non-parent are often not well understood. Here are the top five points to note:

1) Is a common-law spouse obliged to pay child support? As with parents who are formally married, the common-law ...

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Father’s “Under the Table” Income Gets Imputed to Him; Facebook Helps Convince Court

Posted April 24, 2018

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Father’s “Under the Table” Income Gets Imputed to Him; Facebook Helps Convince Court

Beware:  Facebook sees all.

More and more these days, evidence from social media is being used by former couples against each other in court.  Embattled spouses will comb each other’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to find evidence supporting their version of the story, often in support of their contradictory ...

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Saving the Golden Goose: How Family Run Businesses can Survive and Thrive after Divorce #FDRevolution

Posted April 21, 2018

Saving the Golden Goose: How Family Run Businesses can Survive and Thrive after Divorce

We are excited to be invited back to speak at the FDRIO’s 2018 Unconference – Rethink the Future. The conference will be held May 3, 2018 in 
Toronto where attendees vote on what Topics they would like to hear.

Our presentation will explore how a family business can be impacted when a Company ‘founder’ is involved in ...

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Indigenous Father Appeals Ruling Giving Ontario Courts Jurisdiction Over Mother’s $117,000 Monthly Support Claim

Posted April 19, 2018

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Indigenous Father Appeals Ruling Giving Ontario Courts Jurisdiction Over Mother’s $117,000 Monthly Support Claim

Late last year, I reported on an unusual Ontario family law decision called Beaver v. Hill, in which the issue was whether an Indigenous former couple’s family dispute should decided pursuant to the laws that govern their particular clan, rather than by the family laws of ...

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Wednesday’s Video Clip: What is Joint Custody?

Posted April 18, 2018

 

Wednesday's Video Clip: What is Joint Custody?

Contrary to the widespread misconception that custody is about which parent spends the most time with a child, custody is actually about having the legal right to make major decisions about your child’s care and lifestyle. The child still may spend quite a bit of time with both parents. Children who are in the joint custody of both parents may not necessarily ...

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Court Rules Kids’ “Adaptability to Change” Is a Factor Letting Him Move with Mother to the U.S.

Posted April 17, 2018

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Court Rules Kids’ “Adaptability to Change” Is a Factor Letting Him Move with Mother to the U.S.

In a recent Newfoundland decision, called Sexton v. Tipping, the court made what is arguably a sensible and realistic observation about children’s adaptability to change, especially at a young age, and how that can bolster a court’s decision-making on factors relating to custody and primary ...

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Kaitlyn Receives Client Service Award

Posted April 13, 2018

Kaitlyn Receives Client Service Award

We are pleased to announce that Kaitlyn recently received our Client Service Award for her excellent commitment to helping our clients.

Kaitlyn’s attention to client service and her friendly prompt attention to detail makes her a valued member or our team. Congratulation Kaitlyn. (pictured: Russell Alexander and Kaitlyn ...

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Our Team Welcomes Our New Law Student Stephanie Brooks

Posted April 12, 2018

Our Team Welcomes Our New Law Student Stephanie Brooks

Stephanie Brooks joined the team at Russell Alexander in April 2018 as a summer law student. She is looking forward to gaining experience within the field of family law, while contributing to the day to day operations of the firm.

A recent graduate of Queen’s University, Stephanie’s next academic pursuit is to complete her Law Degree in the United ...

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Self-Represented Litigants:  Doing the Math on “Counsel Fees” For Yourself

Posted April 12, 2018

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Self-Represented Litigants:  Doing the Math on “Counsel Fees” For Yourself

More and more, Family litigants are opting to represent themselves in court, and in legal proceedings generally. As I have written before, this can raise the related issue of whether these litigants are entitled to fees – meaning the legal fees they would have paid to a lawyer to represent them, instead.

Courts have had to grapple with the issue on some ...

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Wednesday’s Video Clip: How Family Run Businesses can Survive and Thrive after Divorce

Posted April 11, 2018


Wednesday's Video Clip: How Family Run Businesses can Survive and Thrive after Divorce

One of the common fears of clients who own family-run businesses is how a divorce will affect the business they have spent their life building. While business owners have control over the work they put into their business and the legacy they are building for their family, they may have little influence over a relationship breakdown. The worry in ...

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