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Settling family law cases: Lawyer beware

Canada - April 20 2020 While court operations are suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic, many separated or separating spouses will rely more than ever on the advice of…

The coming family law tsunami

Canada - April 13 2020 Those of us who were practising Family Law in 1982 will recognize this moment — the moment of quiet before the tsunami hits. The phones have…

Out-of-court dispute resolution focus of Divorce Act overhaul

Canada - May 29 2018 In the most significant overhaul of the Divorce Act since its enactment in 1985, the federal government has proposed significant changes to the way…

Lessons from Dagg

Canada - June 1 2017 The recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in Dagg v. Cameron Estate, 2017 ONCA 366 contains important lessons for family and estates lawyers…

Effective Use Of Mediation-Arbitration

Canada - December 2 2016 Over the past 15 years, mediationarbitration (or "med-arb") has grown into a popular method of resolving family law disputes. As its name suggests…