The ABCs of Costs and Family Law Rules
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The ABCs of Costs and Family Law Rules

Family Law Rules and the costs associated: As of July 1, 2004, all family proceedings in Ontario are governed by the Family Law Rules. These costs rules differ in many respects from the Rules of Civil Procedure that previously governed family law proceedings and, hence, distinguish family law from civil cases generally. Increasingly, under the…

The voice of children and family court
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The voice of children and family court

Listening to the voice of children and family court It is a time of change in family law. The voice of children and family court is finally being elevated to its rightful place as an essential aspect of any custody determination. These children need lawyers, and lawyers need the specialized training required to handle these…

Family Law Expert: Making an informed decision
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Family Law Expert: Making an informed decision

Listening to your Family Law Expert might be your best move Divorce is often described as a “lose-lose” proposition. Although it can be difficult and emotional, divorce can help you make the best of a bad situation. To do so, you must be aware of the impact of your decisions. Talk to a Family Law…

Resolving Family Law Disputes: Arbitrators and Lawyers
200903.15
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Resolving Family Law Disputes: Arbitrators and Lawyers

Making sense of Family Law Disputes when using Arbitrators or Lawyers Arbitration, whether as an adjunct to mediation or on its own, has become an extremely popular method of resolving family law disputes. Senior members of the bar, retired judges and mental health professionals all advertise themselves as family law arbitrators. To date, the training…

Family Law Case and Other Civil Settlements
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Family Law Case and Other Civil Settlements

What’s the difference between a Family Law Case and other settlements? An oft-quoted statistic claims that 95% of family law cases settle. If that is true, it is lawyers and clients who are resolving matters between themselves and not resorting to judicial determinations. What implications does this have for the practice and, more specifically, the…