Recent Blog Posts

Can I Deny Access?

One of the most common questions I get asked is “Can I deny access of the children to the other parent?”

The End of No-Fault Divorce? The Leskun Case

In this case, the husband had an affair that led to the end of the marriage.

Unwed Fathers’ Rights and Responsibilities

In her comments on my post about the so-called Roe v. Wade case for men, Jenny raises a number of interesting questions about what rights and responsibilities an unwed father in Canada has in regards to his unborn children when he is no longer in a relationship with the mother.

Support & RRSPs, Stock Options, Severance, Retirement Allowances, Capital Gains

Most people involved in a family law case in Canada know that the amount of spousal support or child support that must be paid is based on income.

Roe v. Wade for Men

When a women gets pregnant, there is a defined period during which she can make a choice about what to do with the baby.

Overcoming the 8 Roadblocks to Settling Your Divorce

In my last post, I discussed 8 roadblocks to settling your divorce. They are not easy to overcome, yet they are the reason that many divorce cases become so difficult to resolve.

8 Roadblocks to Settling Your Divorce

Many times in my practice, once I am familiar with all the facts of a case (including both my client’s version and the version of my client’s spouse).

How To Succed At Your Questioning

In Ontario, what was previously known as an examination for discovery is now called questioning.

8 Tips for Dealing with Denial of Access

One of the most difficult things to deal with in family law is when one parent denies access to the other. Encourages Fraud?

So, somebody’s made a complaint to the Law Society about my web site and, in particular, about this page that deals with child support.

Family Law Alert Newsletter

You can now subscribe to my blog via email. Simply fill your email address in to the little box under my photo, and click the “subscribe me!” button.

National Organization of Women Contradicts Itself

No fault divorce means that you can obtain a divorce without proving that either spouse has done something wrong.

Unjust Enrichment

When an unmarried couple separates, there is no automatic division of property. Each party keeps what is in his or her own name.

Retroactive Child Support

On February 13, 2006, the Supreme Court of Canada heard arguments about whether child support should be varied retroactively when the support recipient has delayed requesting an increase in child support.

Family Law and Divorce Resources

If you’re reading this blog, you probably realize that pretty much anything you need is on the interent.

Child Support Guidelines – May 2006 Changes

In May 2006, there will be some sweeping changes to Canada’s child support laws.

Top 10 Signs That A Technology Geek’s Marriage is in Trouble

Can you spot a loopy piece of code faster than a speeding bullet?

Alabama Family Law Blog

I recently discovered an interesting new blog – the Alabama Family Law Blog.

Disclosure Requirements for New Partners

One area of family law in which there tends to be a lot of misunderstanding is the effect of new partners on a person’s child support and spousal support oblgations.

Married No Kids

I’m going to start adding some interviews to my blog to give people a wider range of information and opinion.

Divorce and Bankruptcy

The intersection between family law and bankruptcy is fairly complicated.

Wikipedia and the Quality of Evidence in Legal Cases

In family law cases, decisions depend greatly upon the quality of the information and evidence before the court.

Divorce and Children’s Mental Health

The Globe and Mail published news about a study conducted by Statistic Canada that concludes “Even before a marital breakup, young children of parents heading for divorce tend to develop mental health problems.”

Divorce Legal Fees

Sigrent wrote a comment on divorce legal fees in the forums. He complains about how high legal fees are, and then offers some proposals for ensuring that your legal fees are kept down.

Contino Again

“The point I was trying to make, and perhaps it didn’t come across clearly, is that the dollars for days’ argument may be more easily rebutted.”

More Comments on Contino

David Giles did a write up of the Contino decision. Overall, I think it’s a pretty good analysis. However, I disagree with him on a couple of points.

International Divorces

Today, I’ll focus on the issue of when a court in Ontario will take jurisdiction of a family law case with an international element.

Welcome to the Ottawa Divorce Blog!

Welcome to my new divorce blog. I hope to make this a valuable addition to my website, providing you with divorce information, help and support.