Welcome to the Toronto Family Law Blog

My practice is focused exclusively on family law. I advise clients on all types of property, support and child-related issues. I have appeared at all levels of court in Ontario, including the Court of Appeal. I have extensive family law experience, including in high conflict cases and complex custody and access matters.

I represent children at the centre of contested custody and access cases. As counsel to children, I provide independent information to the parties and the decision-maker (judge or arbitrator) on the children’s interests, views and preferences. I also prepare Voice of the Child Reports to document children’s wishes. By bringing the voice of the child into the process in these ways, I ensure that the result reached is child-focused.

Parenting


The children’s issues are central to any parents facing separation and/or divorce. Where will the children live? How will decisions be made regarding their upbringing? Parents are often plagued with insecurity. The following summary is designed to provide a brief explanation of the key terms and aspects of custody in Toronto family law.

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Child Support


Parents are responsible to provide for their children’s financial needs. When parents separate or divorce that obligation remains and the federal and provincial governments have passed legislation and regulations that structure and enforce the payment of child support.


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Property Rights


In Ontario, marriages are deemed to be a form of partnership. All marriages end, whether by separation or death. At their end, under Toronto family law, the spouses have a right to share in the wealth generated during the marriage. This is accomplished by equalization under the Family Law Act.

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Family Law Trials Part IV: The Last Two Days

Family Law Trials Part IV: The Last Two Days

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So I got really busy and couldn’t blog on the last two days of trial.  Lots of stuff happening.  I didn’t think anyone would notice.  Figured I would just do it later.  But, surprise, surprise....
Family Law Trials Part III: Day Three

Family Law Trials Part III: Day Three

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It is 7:30 am on the morning of the third day of trial.  Yes, I slept in today.  Worked late and couldn’t move when the alarm went off at 6:00.  But still had trial dreams....
Family Law Trials Part II: Day Two

Family Law Trials Part II: Day Two

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It is 6 am on the morning of the second day of trial.  I have been up for hours.  When I slept I dreamed of the trial.  I am reminded of what it means to...
Family Law Trials Part I – The Preparation

Family Law Trials Part I – The Preparation

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How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice. How do you get to trial? Prepare, prepare, prepare. I am a week away from a family law trial. I am busy preparing: compiling briefs...