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Editor: Crystal Heidari


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.

Jeffery Wilson’s Monthly Case Comment

  • January 24, 2013
  • Jeffrey Wilson

We have asked Jeffery to lend his work as editor of the Ontario Family Law REPORTER and On Children and the Law to highlight a case each month.

Spencer v. Riesberry: Trusts Trump Family

  • January 24, 2013
  • Sarah Boulby

Can a family home escape the designation of “matrimonial home” under s. 18 of the Family Law Act, with all the implications that flow from that, simply because it is held through the structure of a trust?