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Whistle while you work

By Noel da Silva Happy Days. Just like Fonzie, Richie and the rest of the Cunningham family on the 70’s sitcom Happy Days, it is great to go to work with a smile on your face, accomplish what your client wants and get paid to do it. This happened recently in a file [...]

By | September 27|Family Law|0 Comments

Selling the Family Home after Separation

By Hannah Kazman Spouses frequently have differing opinions on what to do with the family home after separation. In particular, one spouse will often want to sell the family home while the other spouse wants to retain it. In the event spouses cannot agree and one spouse wants to put the house up [...]

By | September 20|Family Law|0 Comments

The criminal justice system and matrimonial disputes

By Ida Mirzadeh The outcome of a criminal prosecution will have a significant, but not always determinative, impact on parallel family law proceedings relating to disputes over child custody and the matrimonial home. Below are three relevant factors that are often overlooked by spouses who are faced with a high-conflict separation. 3 [...]

By | July 19|Family Law|0 Comments

Collaborative Practice works

There are a few thousand Canadian families who embraced Collaborative Practice as a dispute resolution process with excellent results. By Noel da SIlva Heads up! Did you see the article in the July 2017 edition of Canadian Lawyer? In case you did not, here is my brief takeaway. No, not the article [...]

By | October 25|Family Law|0 Comments

Heads Up

By Noel N. da Silva Heads up! Did you see the article in the July 2017 edition of Canadian Lawyer? In case you did not, here is my brief takeaway. No, not the article on marijuana in the workplace, but the one titled “Collaborative Practice Comes Into Its Own.” It chronicles how Collaborative [...]

By | January 5|Family Law|0 Comments

Is your client ready for divorce?

By Noel da Silva Peel / Halton Collaborative Practice met for its annual 2-day retreat at the Hockley Valley Resort on Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2, 2017. There were about 20 lawyers, family professionals and financial professionals who attended. There were four last minute regrets from members who had formally registered. [...]

By | December 29|Family Law|0 Comments

Acknowledging Fear

By Noel da Silva There is no getting around the role that fear plays in reparation and divorce. Every front line professional whether they are Family Health Professionals, Financial Professionals, Coaches or Lawyers, can attest to this. The fear factor! There are many sources of fear. Fear can include fear of the [...]

By | March 24|Family Law|0 Comments

Constructive role and relationship

By Noel da Silva Cooperating with the Children’s Aid Society is the best course of action for relatives and the child, says Noel da Silva, in a brief analysis of the role of the agency People have said in reference to almost any government agency that becomes involved in a legal matter, [...]

By | January 21|Family Law|0 Comments

‘Technology can’t solve all the problems of a broken relationship’

By Noel da Silva From someone who does not use social media, a caution about it should be viewed with suspicion.  Despite that, here are some ordinary concerns, in the context of high conflict family law cases. We all know that emails, texts and postings available to the public can come back [...]

By | July 19|Family Law|0 Comments

Common misconceptions that may arise in Family Law cases

By Justin Clark and Ida Mirzadeh If you have ever been involved in a family law dispute or been part of a discussion with respect to popular family law issues such as child support or property rights, you may well have heard some of the following common misconceptions: 1) [...]

By | May 16|Family Law|0 Comments