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Editor: Crystal Heidari


The Judicial Alienation of Youth

  • March 14, 2013
  • Jeffery Wilson

You have no independent authority to make decisions concerning your health. Those decisions are to be made by your husband. You have no right to access to a mobile phone, nor any internet access to third parties, except as authorized by your husband.

The Client with a Personality Disorder

  • March 14, 2013
  • Robert E. Erard

Family law attorneys are among those most likely to encounter clients with personality disorders, because having a personality disorder increases the probability of a failed marriage and decreases the probability of informally reaching an amicable divorce settlement.

2012 Family Law Decisions - Ontario Court of Appeal

  • March 14, 2013
  • Ryan Kniznik

The Ontario Court of Appeal released many informative decisions within the context of family law in 2012. Some of the topics include: Torts, Security for Costs, Jurisdiction, Routes of Appeal and Joint Tenancy vs. Tenancy in Common.

Gambling Addiction and Family Law

  • March 14, 2013
  • Meredith Rady

From online poker websites, to multimillion-dollar lotto jackpots, to strategically designed casinos enticing people to sit (and spend) for hours, opportunities to gamble are widespread.

Important Family Law Cases from 2012

  • March 14, 2013
  • Aaron Franks

,em>Hansen Estate v. Hansen(2012, Ont. C.A.) – Severing Joint Tenancy by Conduct It is accepted in the jurisprudence that there are three ways to sever a joint tenancy...

Did You Know?

  • January 24, 2013
  • Victoria Starr

Some of what's going on in or related to family law.

The Diner Brief

  • January 24, 2013
  • Simon Wozny

In a new twist to the exciting series aimed at travelling gourmand family lawyers, I would like to focus on a single hidden culinary gem in close proximity to the Superior Court of Justice in Kitchener at 20 Weber Street East.