What if your ex changes his/her religion after you separate? Lawyer and mediator Rebecca Stanley explores the implications for you and your family in this week’s video.
What if your ex doesn't want your children to be vaccinated? Lawyers Jessica England and Mahshid Hoseini tackle this timely topic in this week's video.
What is the Hague Convention and how does it affect you if you plan to travel with your kids post-separation? Lawyers Louise Lam and Mahshid Hoseini cover the basics in this week’s video.
Family law in Canada uses a number of different terms to describe ex-spouses’ parenting arrangements. What does it all mean? Kaity Cooper explains various types of custody and parenting and whether there is any real difference between them.
Family violence can occur in any family, regardless of social standing, economic level, race or creed. During the separation process, episodes of family violence can increase or even occur for the first time.
Sometimes, in an effort to spare their children from the stress of separation, parents may inadvertently keep them from having a voice in the process.
Legal marijuana has the potential to impact most areas of a family law case, but the shadow of the pot leaf will lie most heavily on cases involving children.
Most people who come to me for advice believe that their obligation to pay child support ends when their child reaches the age of 19. In fact, this is not always the case.
The holiday season and the expectations that come with it can be stressful for any family. Separated and divorced families face an additional set of challenges during this time. To help you to reduce your holiday stress, Jessica offers some tips.
In this post, Rebecca shares the most commonly heard excuses for failing to pay child support and the Court's typical response.
After weeks of breathing smoked-filled air that made the city feel like the inside of a cigar-store closet, the breeze has turned and the evening wind brings with it a familiar bite. It all means one thing: Winter is coming.
The law often has difficulty keeping pace with changes in our social landscape. Examples of this disconnect are readily found, but one of particular interest to families is the challenge lawmakers face when it comes to defining a “parent”.
In this post, we look at how spanking and physical discipline are treated under both criminal and family law in Canada, and encourage parents to use healthy alternatives when parenting your children.
Holidays and special occasions can be a particularly charged example of how (nearly) everything changes post-divorce.
Since divorce is a major life transition involving many unknowns, it can bring with it a significant amount of anxiety. Questions like “Where will I live?”, “Who will I live with?”, and “What will happen to me?” can be overwhelming for a child.
This Maclean's piece by Jennifer Robson is a very interesting social policy analysis on how the planned changes to federal child benefits will (or won't) impact separated and divorced spouses. Stay tuned for a possible Connect blog post...