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Bench Press – Vol 40-3 Autism, Homeopathy and Custody

Two small boys with severe and profound autism spectrum disorder were at the centre of a custody dispute between their parents. The children have seen a myriad of medical and health care professionals. The father began giving the boys a series of homeopathic treatments after consulting with homeopathic practitioners. In addition, he took the children […]

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Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell is the Acting Editor and Legal Writer for LawNow Magazine at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. www.cplea.ca
 

Responding to Children’s Refusal to Visit After Separation – Part 3

In the first part of this article, I wrote about the research on children who refuse to visit a parent after separation and how children’s relationship with a parent can sometimes break down for reasons other than the interfering actions of the other parent. In the second part, I talked about the warning signs that […]

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John-Paul Boyd
John-Paul Boyd
John-Paul E. Boyd is a family law arbitrator, mediator and parenting coordinator, providing services throughout Alberta and British Columbia, and counsel to the Calgary family law firm Wise Scheible Barkauskas. He is the former executive of the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family at the University of Calgary.
 

Considering Jurisdiction in Interprovincial Custody Applications

Canadians are mobile and it is not uncommon for families to move between provinces.  It is also not uncommon for parents to live in different provinces after a separation.  So, if they need to go to court to settle a parenting dispute, which province should make this decision?  This is a question of which court […]

Authors:

Sarah Dargatz
Sarah Dargatz
Sarah Dargatz has been practicing family law since 2009. She is currently a partner at Latitude Family Law LLP.
 

Viewpoint 38-4: Mothering with Disabilities

In 2012, child welfare authorities sought to remove a new-born baby immediately after birth from a couple who both had cerebral palsy. Authorities identified that the parents would need support in caring for their child, but instead of the state providing that support, they were willing to spend significant dollars to remove the child from […]

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Shahnaz Rahman
Shahnaz Rahman
Shahnaz Rahman is Manager of Community Outreach, Family Law Project for Wes Coast LEAF which is currently the only organization in British Columbia that uses the law to further women’s equality. They expose, amend, and educate about discriminatory policies and practices to create a more equitable society.
 


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