Recording Release – Divorce, Parenting & Self-help
We are pleased to announce the virtual event recording release of Divorce, Parenting & Self-help: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly.
In this 1-hour live virtual event, Ontario Collaborative Family Lawyers, Russell Alexander, Margie Primero-Pimentel & Cindy Vergara share their insights on parenting and self-help in divorce and family law.
The panel covers the following topics:
1. The Basics: What is self-help (“SH”)
a. Divorce & Separation
b. Parenting & Parenting Time Language
d. The Lexicon of “Self-help”
2. Status Quo
3. The Good
a. Status quo – could be good for your situation
b. Best interests of the child – standard to overturn
i. Domestic Violence
c. Proactive tools:
i. Notice & Agreements
ii. Court Orders
d. Help to reduce conflict
e. FDR/ADR solutions
4. The Bad
a. Exclusive possession orders – what does this open you to? Occupation rent, who will pay for the expenses, can you change the locks?
b. Status quo –did you acquiesce?
c. Virtual snooping- tort liability
d. Emergency court proceedings – costly, unpredictable, new status quo to be created as result of self-help, decision follows you
e. When your spouse does SH
5. The Ugly
a. Parent leaving the jurisdiction/country without other parent’s consent or knowledge
i. Hague/ police involvement/ multiple proceedings
ii. Preventative Measures: What can you do?
– Where is your child traveling to?
– Passport Controls
– Time is of the Essence
6. Case Law
Watch the full presentation here: