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Bill and Melinda not the only high-net-worth couple whose divorce playbook is ahead of the curve

Canada - May 14 2021 The news of Bill and Melinda Gates’ recent separation after 27 years of marriage has caused a media frenzy and a mix of awe and envy in Family Law…

Laurie Pawlitza interviewed by Global News Radio on the changes to the Divorce Act

Canada - April 19 2021 Laurie Pawlitza was interviewed by Shaye Ganam on Global News Radio 770 CHQR on the changes to the Divorce Act. To learn more about the recent…

Updated Divorce Act emphasizes parental responsibilities over rights to children

Canada - April 14 2021 Six weeks ago, the first significant changes in years were made to the Divorce Act, the federal legislation that deals with parenting, child and…

Why the court is blocking an Alberta man's request for a quick divorce so he can remarry

Canada - January 13 2021 The Divorce Act allows a divorce to proceed once certain criteria have been met, one of which is that the couple must have been separated for at…

Why family separations can get messy when the major asset is a corporation

Canada - November 27 2020 There is no sure path to enforce a personal debt against a corporation By Laurie H. Pawlitza It is trite to say that in law, a corporation has its…