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A Note on the Perils of Love from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice

In Lee v Riley, 2002 CarswellOnt 5558, the Plaintiff alleged that the Defendant had “failed to advise her that he was involved with another woman”, whom he later married whilst carrying on an intimate relationship with the Plaintiff, within the context of an apparent ongoing, developing relationship. The Plaintiff claimed that, when she [...]

2020-01-17T15:08:03-07:00January 23rd, 2020|

Fertility Clinic Mix-Up Results in Lawsuit

In 2012, a couple residing in New Jersey, Kristina and Drew Wasilewski, turned to in-vitro fertilization to assist in getting pregnant. The couple claims that they spent nearly $500,000 at an institute in New Jersey on the procedure, which was ultimately successful, and in 2013, Kristina gave birth to a healthy baby girl. [...]

2020-01-17T15:03:32-07:00January 20th, 2020|

Do I Hire a Lawyer or Do I Self-Represent?

It is estimated that in more than half of all family law matters, at least one party is self-represented. The most common reason for self-representing is affordability. Many simply cannot afford to retain a lawyer. However, there is another subset of self-represented litigants that have the means to hire counsel but choose not [...]

2020-01-07T14:44:01-07:00January 16th, 2020|

Surreptitious Recordings In Family Law

In the current era, surreptitious recordings are commonly encountered in family law matters. It is the case that spouses often believe they will be able to obtain some sort of litigation advantage by way of secretly recording their former partner’s actions or words. The use or admissibility of such recordings, however, is not [...]

2019-12-30T12:55:08-07:00January 7th, 2020|

What is a “Vexatious Litigant”?

Imagine this nightmarish scenario - you become the target of unrelenting, unwarranted litigation. You are named as a Defendant in lawsuit after lawsuit which are ultimately found to be without merit, though not after you’ve spent time and money defending against these baseless claims. Not only is your time and money wasted, but [...]

2019-12-17T11:51:07-07:00December 30th, 2019|

The Evolution of Family

In our ever changing society, the definition of family is developing every day. Alternative parenting situations have created their own sets of legal challenges and in Quebec, a Court of Appeal decision has recently addressed one of them. In May 2018, Quebec’s lower court made an order that the name of a non-biological [...]

2019-12-17T11:48:58-07:00December 23rd, 2019|

Mad Over WAD

Many individuals who have unfortunately been part of a motor vehicle accident get diagnosed with a Whiplash Associated Disorder or WAD for short. Whiplash can be defined as “an acceleration–deceleration mechanism of energy transfer to the neck. It may result from rear-end or side-impact motor vehicle collisions, but can also occur during diving [...]

2019-12-17T10:57:40-07:00December 17th, 2019|

Help! My Ex Wants to Introduce Their New Partner to Our Kids

A common concern for parents after separation is the introduction of new partners (either theirs, or their ex’s) to their children. Separated parents often have very different expectations for how, and when, new partners should be introduced to their children. When in the midst of a separation, parents often ask whether they have [...]

2019-12-10T08:03:31-07:00December 10th, 2019|

Child Support – The Basics

Pursuant to section 3 of the Federal Child Support Guidelines, the amount of base child support payable by a spouse is the amount set out in the applicable Federal Child Support Table ("Table"), according to the number of children of the marriage and the income of the payor spouse. The applicable Table is determined by reference to the province of the payor [...]

2019-11-21T16:11:13-07:00December 5th, 2019|