John-Paul Boyd, Author at LawNow Magazine
John-Paul Boyd

About John-Paul Boyd

John-Paul Boyd presently serves as the director of the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family, prior to which he practiced family law in Vancouver for fourteen years.

Finding the Best Ways Forward: Report on the Symposium on Children’s Participation in Justice Processes

In mid-September 2017, the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family and the Alberta Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (“OCYA”) hosted an innovative two-day national symposium on children’s participation in justice processes in Calgary, Alberta. The symposium brought together leading stakeholders from across Canada, including judges and lawyers, mental health professionals, and […]

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John-Paul Boyd
John-Paul Boyd
John-Paul Boyd presently serves as the director of the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family, prior to which he practiced family law in Vancouver for fourteen years.
 

Conflict Between Parents, Part 3: More Strategies to Reduce Conflict, Active Listening and Looping

In Part 1 of this article, I wrote about the effects conflict between parents can have on their children. In Part 2, I talked about a number of techniques to defuse or diminish conflict, including a few basic communication strategies. In this, the final part of the series, I’m going to talk about two more […]

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John-Paul Boyd
John-Paul Boyd
John-Paul Boyd presently serves as the director of the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family, prior to which he practiced family law in Vancouver for fourteen years.
 

Conflict Between Parents, Part 2: Strategies to Reduce Conflict

In Part 1 of this article, I wrote about the effects conflict between parents can have on their children. In this part of the article, I’m going to talk about some steps parents can take to protect children from their conflict. First, the bad news. Children are commonly negatively affected when their parents separate. Separation […]

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John-Paul Boyd
John-Paul Boyd
John-Paul Boyd presently serves as the director of the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family, prior to which he practiced family law in Vancouver for fourteen years.
 

Conflict Between Parents, Part 1: The Effect of Conflict on Children

When parents separate, they must find ways of answering a lot of difficult questions about how they will care for and manage their children. Where will the children live? How much time will each parent spend with them? How will decisions about the children be made? Who will pay child support, and how much will […]

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John-Paul Boyd
John-Paul Boyd
John-Paul Boyd presently serves as the director of the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family, prior to which he practiced family law in Vancouver for fourteen years.
 

Symposium on Children’s Participation in Justice Processes Coming to Calgary

Canada and its provinces are signatories to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, an international treaty that requires governments to recognize children’s fundamental human rights. In particular, Article 12 of  the Convention says that children must be given “the opportunity to be heard in any judicial and administrative proceedings” affecting them. Many […]

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John-Paul Boyd
John-Paul Boyd
John-Paul Boyd presently serves as the director of the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family, prior to which he practiced family law in Vancouver for fourteen years.
 


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