January is International Child-Centred Divorce Awareness Month
More divorce filings happen in the month of January than any month of the year -- the result perhaps of people making a New Year's resolution to give themselves a fresh start.
In a rare decision, the Supreme Court of Canada comments on child support issues and whether a parent can seek retroactive support even when the child is grown and supporting himself
In some families, following separation, there are high levels of conflict with respect to parenting where parents can't agree what is good, and what isn't, for their children. Parenting coordination can help resolve some of those conflicts.
Courts don't like to be called upon to decide parenting schedules over holidays and prefer parents to work things out. But if parents can't, here is a summary of cases that could help predict what a court is likely to say.
In April 2020, Connect lawyer and mediator Rebecca Stanley teamed up with divorce coach and registered clinical counsellor, Shelley Behr, to offer a virtual seminar on Co-parenting During COVID-19 on Zoom, a very important topic during the holidays.
A couple of recent cases from Ontario are clear: COVID-19 is real and if one parent is listening to the medical health professionals and the other isn't, the one who is listening could get sole decision-making power when it comes to vaccinations.
A hard-working spouse who has finally decided to give up on the marriage may be stuck with an indefinite bill to pay spousal support.
Talking with students about family law taught me a thing or two, and reminded me why I love what I do.