Protecting Gifts and Inheritances in Family Law
201705.11
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Protecting Gifts and Inheritances in Family Law

  In Ontario, marriages are deemed to be a form of economic partnership. As such, at the end of the marriage, under Ontario law, the spouses have a right to share in the wealth generated during the marriage. This is accomplished by a process called equalization under the Family Law Act (“FLA”). Equalization is a…

201705.02
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New Post by Me on AdvocateDaily

Have a look at my latest post on AdvocateDaily on reports by the Office of the Children’s Lawyer. http://www.advocatedaily.com/jennifer-samara-shuber-weak-ocl-reports-damage-the-chances-of-settlement.html

Judge Says Treat High Conflict Parents Like Children
201704.05
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Judge Says Treat High Conflict Parents Like Children

In an earlier blog post, I made reference to a November 2016 decision of the Honourable Mr. Justice Pazaratz and his denunciation of the parties’ practice of videoing each other with the child.  In re-reading the Reasons in the Whidden and Ellwood case, I discovered commentary by Justice Pazaratz on a wealth of other relevant…

Stopping Cellphone Videoing in Custody Cases
201703.21
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Stopping Cellphone Videoing in Custody Cases

Cellphone videos and photos have become an epidemic in family law cases.  Almost every client who comes in the door wants to show me a video of his or her spouse behaving badly.  This is particularly so in custody cases.  One parent videos (often surreptitiously) the other parent’s interactions with the child, in the hopes…