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 to haunt you when… Continue reading ‘Technology can’t solve all the problems of a broken relationship’
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 THINGS TO CONSIDER… Continue reading The criminal justice system and matrimonial disputes
Who among us, when in a social setting has not been asked for free advice in the areas of our expertise? The question put to me was, what can you do about a child who is hurting themselves? Another person there said you cannot force a teenager (which may be the demographic within which this… Continue reading Complications of dealing with a mentally challenged teenager
Step 1: CALL YOUR FAMILY LAW LAWYER! By: Justin Clark Many people try to quickly sell their home in the aftermath of a separation. This is often motivated by a desire to avoid the tension that can exist and be created by continued joint cohabitation after a separation. It can also be motivated by financial… Continue reading Separating? Selling your Matrimonial Home?
By Justin Clark Marriage Contracts (also known commonly as “pre-nups”) and Cohabitation Agreements are becoming increasingly common, particularly in cases involving second marriages. These agreements can be negotiated and completed prior to marriage or cohabitation or even after and during the relationship. Contrary to some misconceptions, these agreements can be prepared, negotiated, and finalized in… Continue reading Marriage Contracts and Cohabitation Agreements
The court case of A.L. v. K. D. reported in the star.com is a reminder to parents in conflict over children, how harsh and traumatic a court order can be. Custody of three children was taken away from their mother after she had conducted a 10-year campaign of alienating them from their father. She had… Continue reading “The consequence of alienating children”
By Justin Clark Collaborative Family Law is a voluntary dispute resolution process that is worthy of strong consideration as the best option for resolving all issues flowing from the breakdown of a marriage or committed relationship. This creative interest based process offers separating couples an inter-disciplinary approach designed to reduce the stress and challenges associated… Continue reading Collaborative approach to separation and divorce
By Mahira Adeeb At a time when privacy concerns are increasingly acquiring greater significance for individuals, it may be pertinent to examine how these concerns affect family law cases. There is conflicting case law on whether or not a family court will allow in evidence that is improperly or illegally obtained. The law is clear… Continue reading Do the Rules of Evidence Apply in Family Law?