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 Practice has… Continue reading Heads Up
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. It was… Continue reading Is your client ready for divorce?
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 on marijuana in… Continue reading Collaborative Practice works
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 in which… Continue reading Whistle while you work
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 for sale,… Continue reading Selling the Family Home after Separation
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) “Common Law Spouses have the same… Continue reading Common misconceptions that may arise in Family Law cases
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 unknown. Separation for… Continue reading Acknowledging Fear
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 agencyPeople have said in reference to almost any government agency that becomes involved in a legal matter, especially a court case,… Continue reading Constructive role and relationship