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  • 99 Authorities Cited is “Overkill”

    Family law situations that deal with a child who refuses to see a parent are certainly some of the most difficult cases for family law counsel. In an effort to leave no stone unturned, counsel for the estranged or alienated parent must necessarily marshal all available arguments and resources, seeki … Read more »

  • Child Support: Agreeing to “No Variation” No Guarantee the Court Will Not Interfere

    The parties in Skotnicki v. Cayen, 2019 ONSC 4831 separated in 2000 and for years struggled with child support disputes involving their three children. Finally, in December of 2017 the divorced couple entered into an agreement for child support which provided that it would “not be subject to any var … Read more »

  • Student Sues Law School for Discrimination

    Alicia Yashcheshen applied for admission to the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan, but sought an exemption from writing the standard law school admission test, the LSAT. The law school declined to consider her application without proof of an LSAT score. She then filed a discrimination … Read more »

  • Lawyer Held in Contempt for Courtroom Photo of Restrained Defendant

    Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.comLawyer Michael Gregory of Louisiana, was minding his own business in the courtroom gallery during a sentencing hearing, when he snapped a cell phone photo of the accused, who on the judge’s order, had his mouth taped by the court bailiff. The accused, Michael Duhon, was … Read more »

  • Uncle’s Access to Children Upheld on Appeal

    Photo by samer daboul on Pexels.comOntario’s Court of Appeal has upheld a trial judge’s order that it is in the best interests of children, ages 6 and 9, to maintain a relationship with their maternal uncle. Khan v. Ahmad, 2019 ONCA 614 (CanLII) The facts are simple. The children’s mother died of ca … Read more »