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Canada's Divorce Act is being substantially amended for the first time in more than 30 years. In part three of this three-part blog, Maninder Sandhu discusses changes relating to family violence, dispute resolution and enforcement of obligations.
You may have thought taking your children back and forth across the border during COVID-19 would be obviously wrong. But one parent didn't think it was that obvious. The Court however, disagreed with him.
Agreements are used in family law in a number of different ways and are essential and relatively inexpensive tools for resolving potential or ongoing disputes outside of the courtrooms.
Judges frequently penalize litigants who fail to fully disclose their financial situation. Equally vexing is when a party demands unreasonable disclosure from his or ex, known as a "fishing expedition." One court decided the demands had gone too far.
COVID-19 has caused many people to lose their jobs but without a court order, or agreement, child support obligations remain unchanged despite the change in a person's income. Here's a summary of what courts have done so far on support applications.
When a client facing separation and divorce meets with a family lawyer for the first time, the lawyer listens to their story. Then the lawyer helps the client write their own next chapter.
Canada's Divorce Act is being substantially amended for the first time in more than 30 years. In part two of this three-part blog, Maninder Sandhu discusses the law's focus on the best interests of the child.
Connect Family Law lawyer and mediator Rebecca Stanley discusses the broad definition of family violence, why it is relevant to parenting decisions and the criminal and non-criminal options you have if you face family violence.