I had the pleasure of attending a lecture by Jim Davies, the general counsel for the Edmonton Public School Board. He gave a group of family law lawyers the educator’s perspective on parenting disputes.1 Today’s dynamic family configurations can be complicated – divorced biological parents, foster … [Read more...]
Relocation Advisory Guidelines – an idea whose time has come?
Law professor Nicholas Bala of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, took a close look at 750 Canadian cases1 where one parent asked for the court’s permission to move a child against the other parent’s wishes. Even though mobility cases seem ‘rule-less’ and the decisions give the impression of … [Read more...]
To Move or Not to Move – that is the Question
EDITOR'S NOTE | The information in this article may be out-of-date. For current information on moving with children, see CPLEA's Moving and the Divorce Act info sheet and FAQs and Moving with Children info sheet. In 2005, Patrick and Serena signed a Separation Agreement that said they would … [Read more...]
Opening Closed Doors – The downside of suing your abuser
In the last issue of LawNow I outlined a number of good reasons why you might want to sue the person who is abusing you. However, there are an equal number of good reasons why you might choose to pass up a civil suit. Any one or a combination of the following options might be all you want or need. … [Read more...]
Opening Closed Doors – When should domestic violence victims sue their abusers?
Mr. Dhaliwal hit his wife with a closed fist and a broom handle and was convicted of criminal assault. In the divorce, Ms. Dhaliwal included a tort claim for assault and battery and asked for damages (money). She won. Mr. Danicic intimidated and harassed his former partner by mailing her … [Read more...]