Family Law

IS SOMEONE CASTING YOU FALSELY IN THE PUBLIC EYE, ONLINE OR OTHERWISE? YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO DAMAGES.

In Ontario, you cannot cast me falsely in the public eye, online or otherwise. Doing so is considered a form of invasion of my privacy and, if online, cyberbullying. In this family law case, a spouse claimed intrusion on seclusion and invasion of privacy, because the other spouse had posted YouTube videos of his interactions

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MARRIED V. COMMON LAW SPOUSES – KNOW THE DIFFERENCE FOR RELATIONSHIP BREAKDOWNS AND DEATH.

It can make a big difference, legally, whether you are married or “common law” if you and your partner separate, or one of you unfortunately passes away. In Ontario, common law spouses are treated differently than married spouses, at law, if there is a separation or a death during the relationship. For example, did you

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SEPARATED PARENTS – WILL THE COURT ORDER ONLINE OR IN-PERSON SCHOOLING? IT DEPENDS………….

Mom and Dad are separated, with minor children. They had a dispute about whether the kids should attend remote, online learning or attend school. They escalated their dispute to the Family Court. The Court held they would attend online learning for one semester. The Court noted: “The policy of the provincial government is that in-person

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DO NON-BIOLOGICAL/NON-ADOPTED CHILDREN GET CHILD SUPPORT FROM A NON-PARENT? YES, IF THEY ACTED LIKE A PARENT. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW…….

Generally, for a non-biological child, the Court will examine whether a person, for the purposes of having to pay support to that child, treated the person as his “child”, had a “settled intention” to do so and, in fact, had provided that person with financial support during the relationship. Even after death, for example, under Ontario’s

DO NON-BIOLOGICAL/NON-ADOPTED CHILDREN GET CHILD SUPPORT FROM A NON-PARENT? YES, IF THEY ACTED LIKE A PARENT. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW……. Read More »

FAMILY COURT ISSUES ANOTHER STERN WARNING TO WARRING PARENTS (AND THEIR LAWYERS). A MUST-READ FOR ANYONE FACING FAMILY COURT LITIGATION.

The Family Court has recently issued another stern caution and warning to those embroiled in Family Court litigation, including the lawyers who represent them.  This important guidance is in Alsawwah v. Afini, 2020 ONSC 2883, at paragraph 108, and is a must-read for every person who finds himself or herself in the challenging landscape of

FAMILY COURT ISSUES ANOTHER STERN WARNING TO WARRING PARENTS (AND THEIR LAWYERS). A MUST-READ FOR ANYONE FACING FAMILY COURT LITIGATION. Read More »

CKL FAMILIES – CANADA CHILD BENEFIT INCREASED TODAY. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.

The Canada Child Benefit (CCB) will be increased as of July. This additional tax-free support is intended to assist families to pay for things such as food, clothes, and activities they can do together at home. The increase will be in place for the 2020-21 benefit year, and will raise the maximum benefit to $6,765 per

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