Archive for January 2014

Landing on your feet… there is life after divorce!

A free interactive workshop for women hosted by improv comedian, Mary Harvey. Get your practical questions answered by divorce professionals and still have a laugh. If you are a woman in the midst of divorce proceedings, contemplating divorce, or recently out of a divorce- this workshop is designed for you. Thursday, February 27th, 2014, 5:30-7:00…

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Legal services offered through CHEO

Pro Bono Law Ontario and CHEO announced at the end of November that they will be partnering in order to provide free legal services to parents who have children that are being treated at the hospital. The legal services could include family law issues, employment law issues, and others.

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Presumption of equal shared parenting?

Should there be a presumption of equal shared parenting in the courts- ie. where separated parents spend a relatively equal amount of time caring for their children? In an article in the National Post, Barbara Kay argues that it’s time for this presumption to gain a foothold in family law disputes. Her article points out…

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New property rights for common law couples in B.C.

British Columbia’s new Family Law Act came into force on March 18th, 2013. Most notably, it confers family property rights upon common law couples. Previously, only married spouses were entitled to a division of property when their relationship ended. Now, any couple who has been living together for at least 2 years in a marriage-like…

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New documentary on divorce industry

There’s a new film coming out on January 10th narrated by Dr. Drew Pinsky (of ‘Celebrity Rehab’ fame) critiquing the the dysfunctional divorce industry in the U.S. The movie, ‘Divorce Corp.’, explores the divorce industry- from what it costs to retain a lawyer, to the length of time it takes to get a divorce, and…

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