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N. v. F.: INTERNATIONAL CHILD CUSTODY DISPUTE INSIGHTS

The Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision in N. v. F., 158 OR (3d) 481, addresses several crucial issues in international child custody cases. While the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed the appeal on December 2, 2022, the Court of Appeal’s analysis provides valuable guidance for family law practitioners in Ontario. Summary of Facts Mother and […]

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HUTTON V. WAKELY: NAVIGATING UNMARRIED PROPERTY DIVISION

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice’s decision in Hutton v. Wakely, 2023 ONSC 6964, offers valuable insights for family law practitioners dealing with property division between unmarried partners. The case grapples with the complex intersection of property rights, resulting trusts, and limitation periods. Facts Susannah Hutton and Kenneth Wakely, an unmarried couple, cohabited from 2007

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DA TORRE V. GROSSI: INTERIM MOTION FOR REUNIFICATION THERAPY

In the recent decision of Da Torre v. Grossi, 2023 ONSC 6133, Justice Vella dismissed a father’s motion seeking reunification therapy with his 12-year-old daughter prior to trial, despite allegations of parental alienation against the mother. The case highlights the importance of a thorough examination of the juridical background, the pattern of parenting time exercised,

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NAVIGATING COMMON LAW RELATIONSHIPS IN ONTARIO – THE FAMILY LAW ISSUES

NEW BLOG ALERT on our sister site Goldhart Law PC: Navigating Common Law Relationships In Ontario – The Family Law Issues.  The legal distinctions between common law relationships and marriage can be complex. Our latest blog provides a guide to these differences. Key Takeaways include: Key legal distinctions for common law couples. Importance of understanding

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FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE FOR DIVORCING OR SPEARATING COUPLES:THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO FORM 13 & 13.1

NEW BLOG ALERT: Navigating Ontario’s family law financial disclosures for Separation or Divorce? The latest blog at our sister site Goldhart Law Professional Corporation demystifies Forms 13 and 13.1 financial disclosure forms. Key insights include: Distinctions between Form 13 & 13.1 Step-by-step completion guide Importance of accurate documentation Impact on negotiations and court outcomes Read

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2024 ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE IN ONTARIO FOR SEPARATION AND DIVORCE

NEW BLOG ALERT: 2024 Essential Guide to Financial Disclosure in Ontario for Separation and Divorce. Our sisters site’s, Goldhart Law PC, latest blog demystifies the complexities of financial disclosure during separation or divorce, offering essential insights and practical steps to ensure transparency and fairness. Key takeaways: The critical role of financial disclosure in achieving a

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PETS IN DIVORCE: BC’S GROUNDBREAKING FAMILY LAW APPROACH

Introduction Beyond their role as mere animals, pets are cherished members of the family, providing companionship, emotional support, and unconditional love. Their presence can ease stress, bring joy, and even improve health, making them indispensable to the lives they touch. Recognizing this profound connection provides impetus for legal systems to move beyond the traditional view

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