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

About John-Paul Boyd

John-Paul E. Boyd is a family law arbitrator and mediator, working in Alberta and British Columbia, and is the former executive of the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family.

Domestic Violence and Family Law Disputes

Domestic violence – or family violence or intimate partner violence, call it what you will – is a serious problem in both intact and separated families. According to a 2013 report from Statistics Canada, there are 252.9 victims of domestic violence per 100,000 population, and domestic violence makes up more 26 per cent of all […]

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John-Paul Boyd
John-Paul Boyd
John-Paul E. Boyd is a family law arbitrator and mediator, working in Alberta and British Columbia, and is the former executive of the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family.
 

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 […]

Authors:

John-Paul Boyd
John-Paul Boyd
John-Paul E. Boyd is a family law arbitrator and mediator, working in Alberta and British Columbia, and is the former executive of the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family.
 

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 […]

Authors:

John-Paul Boyd
John-Paul Boyd
John-Paul E. Boyd is a family law arbitrator and mediator, working in Alberta and British Columbia, and is the former executive of the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family.
 

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 […]

Authors:

John-Paul Boyd
John-Paul Boyd
John-Paul E. Boyd is a family law arbitrator and mediator, working in Alberta and British Columbia, and is the former executive of the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family.
 

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 […]

Authors:

John-Paul Boyd
John-Paul Boyd
John-Paul E. Boyd is a family law arbitrator and mediator, working in Alberta and British Columbia, and is the former executive of the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family.
 


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