Articles 2019


Family Law Disclosure Rules

  • June 22, 2023
  • Frances Wood

The need for full and frank financial disclosure is well known among the family law bar and has been the subject of numerous Court of Appeal decisions. But, the proper route to getting that disclosure as efficiently and effectively as possible can be something of a quagmire. In this paper, we review the fundamental mechanics of the Family Law Rules regarding disclosure.

Family Law, Student Forum

A Deep Dive into Shared Parenting: Families and Finances

  • June 21, 2023
  • Amy Ariganello, law student, Justice for Children and Youth

Navigating a shared parenting arrangement requires careful consideration of what we understand “shared parenting” to mean in various contexts. In the OBA event hosted on June 2, 2023, esteemed panellists discussed the latest developments regarding shared parenting and provided practical insights about all aspects of navigating shared parenting arrangements.

Child and Youth Law, Family Law, Student Forum

Clare's Law - The Need for Domestic Violence Law Reform

  • June 19, 2023
  • Shelby Firth

Clare’s Law is a domestic violence disclosure scheme first introduced in the UK that allows police to disclose previous abusive or violent offending(s) of a current/ex-partner to a victim/potential victim of domestic abuse. This article explores Clare’s Law and its potential implementation in Ontario to address cases of intimate partner violence.

Family Law, Student Forum

Mental Health and More

  • June 19, 2023
  • Christine Roth

Being a family law lawyer is hard. Remember to reach out to colleagues and make connections to protect your mental health.

Family Law, Student Forum

What Happens to Embryos on Separation?

  • April 14, 2023
  • Emma Katz and Kate Deveau

Assisted reproductive technologies have been revolutionary for people and families facing infertility issues, and for single people and queer families wanting to achieve a pregnancy and have children. Read about what happens with frozen embryos with a separation.

Family Law, Student Forum
photo of author Michael Marra

The Role of Family Law Counsel

  • April 11, 2023
  • Michael J. Marra

Michael Marra has been practicing family law in Southern Ontario since 1981. He is currently practicing in Ontario on a fully remote basis from Treaty One Territory (Winnipeg). Through his extensive experience, he has noticed that the past 40 years have featured countless reforms to the family justice system but, arguably, the public is less engaged than ever. Maybe it is time to reform the role of the family law lawyer?

Family Law, Student Forum

The Legacy of the Nightingale Case

  • April 11, 2023
  • Christine Vanderschoot

This article is about the unintended impact Horowitz v. Nightingale (2017) may have had in terms of dispute resolution clauses in separation agreements - specifically arbitration provisions.

Family Law, Student Forum
photo of author Crystal Heidari

Settlement Privilege: Exceptions and Considerations in Family Law

  • February 07, 2023
  • Crystal Heidari

The Supreme Court of Canada addresses the issue of settlement privilege in the family law context in Association de mediation familiale du Québec v. Bouvier, 2021 SCC 54, but what are the practical implications on the typical person going through the family law process?

Family Law, Student Forum