Family Law

March 22, 2024

Best Interests of the Child

If you have ever been involved in a family law matter, then chances are that you have heard the phrase “best interests of the child” before. But what does this mean, and how is it relevant to the Court? The […]
February 7, 2024

Co-parenting Apps

For many people who have gone through or are going through a separation, the last thing that they want to do is interact with their ex-partner. This is especially true in situations where there are allegations of violence within the […]
March 2, 2020

What does it mean to live with someone?

On January 1, 2020 the new Family Property Act came into effect. While there has long been legislation deciding how married spouses will divide their property when they separate, there has not previously been legislation for dividing property between unmarried […]
July 19, 2019

Planning for the Holidays

One of the most important parts of a parenting plan separated or divorced parents should consider is how to divide the holiday times with their children.  Holiday times are often times spent with extended family and when important childhood memories […]
February 15, 2019

Dividing Property for Unmarried Partners

The law about the division of property between separating common-law couples in Canada has long been a source of confusion.  Many, if not most, people believe that they have the same rights to the division of property acquired during a […]
November 14, 2018

The Times, They are A-Changing

In May, the Federal Minister of Justice, introduced a Bill to amend the Divorce Act.   According to the Department of Justice, the reasons behind the changes are to promote the best interests of the child, address family violence, help reduce […]