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WHAT TO DO IN THE FACE OF A DENIAL OF ACCESS #2

Date: 21 Nov, 2019

Another example of the incredible difficulty of the Court managing access in the face of one or both difficult parents is outlined in the case of Elliott vs. Filipova.  In this Superior Court decision by Justice Abrahams, the relationship between the parents of two children aged 8 and 10 had deteriorated into complete chaos.  The […]

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WHAT TO DO IN THE FACE OF A DENIAL OF ACCESS

Date: 21 Nov, 2019

This author has opined on numerous occasions about situations in which access is not being encouraged and facilitated between separated spouses.  More often than not it leads back to mental health difficulties on the part of at least one of the contestants.  In the decision of Justice Trimble, in Janowski vs. Zebrowski, the judge had […]

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ACCESS DIFFICULTIES – WHEN THE CHILD REFUSES TO SEE A PARENT

Date: 21 Nov, 2019

In an earlier blog, we examined the important decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in A.M. vs. C.H.  If our readers will recall, a mother ensured that her 14 year old son was alienated from and refused to have a relationship with his father.  Her behaviour was so outrageous that the Court removed the […]

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ACCESS DIFFICULTIES: THE COURT IS A BLUNT INSTRUMENT

Date: 21 Nov, 2019

We have recently posted a number of blog articles on the struggles of the judicial system in dealing with access difficulties in the face of a stubborn parent who wishes to sabotage access between the other parent and child(ren).  In the recent very important Ontario Court of Appeal decision of A.M. vs. C.H. the three […]

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WHAT TO DO IN THE FACE OF A DENIAL OF ACCESS #2

Date: 17 Nov, 2019

Another example of the incredible difficulty of the Court managing access in the face of one or both difficult parents is outlined in the case of Elliott vs. Filipova.  In this Superior Court decision by Justice Abrahams, the relationship between the parents of two children aged 8 and 10 had deteriorated into complete chaos.  The […]

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WHAT TO DO IN THE FACE OF A DENIAL OF ACCESS

Date: 17 Nov, 2019

This author has opined on numerous occasions about situations in which access is not being encouraged and facilitated between separated spouses.  More often than not it leads back to mental health difficulties on the part of at least one of the contestants.  In the decision of Justice Trimble, in Janowski vs. Zebrowski, the judge had […]

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ACCESS AND THE COURT IS A BLUNT INSTRUMENT

Date: 17 Nov, 2019

We have recently posted a number of blog articles of the difficulty of the Court in dealing with access difficulties in the face of a stubborn parent who wishes to sabotage any access between the other parent and child(ren). In the recent very important Ontario Court of Appeal decision of A.M. vs. C.H. the three […]

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Spousal support is not automatic upon separation

Date: 13 Nov, 2019

When couples separate and there is a significant disparity between their incomes, it is a knee jerk reaction to assume that the person earning more will have to pay spousal support to the other. This should not be the automatic default and requires a close consideration of the facts of each case. In the decision […]

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A TAX PRIMER FOR ESTATES

Date: 28 Oct, 2019

At the outset, we are a law firm and we do not provide tax advice.  However, we strongly urge our clients at the earliest possible date to retain the services of a qualified and designated accountant to assist in filing the various tax returns that are necessarily filed as a result of the death of […]

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