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- Is my Case “Urgent” for Family Court during COVID-19? Can it be Heard by a Judge?
I have had several clients ask me if their case is truly “urgent” and if it can be heard by a judge during the COVID-19 crisis. Right now, since Family Courts in Ontario are all closed, only the most urgent cases are being heard by the Courts. However, the legal definition of “urgency” is different … Read more »
- Video Conferencing in Family Court – We Need It Now
In the Canadian commercial law context, electronic trials (paperless trials), while not the norm, have been embraced by some members of the judiciary as early as 2014. For example, Justice D.M. Brown, in Bank of Montreal v Fabish, a commercial litigation case, called upon members of the judiciary a … Read more »
- Wake-up Call – Covid-19: Now’s the time to use technology in the Ontario Family courts.
With Covid-19 our family courts have virtually ground to a halt. Yet, Skype has been readily available for many years and Zoom meetings are now routinely being used by members of the public in this time of social distancing. In 2014, Justice D.M. Brown, in Bank of Montreal v Fabish, a commercial lit … Read more »
- The Divorce Act and Parachute Pants; Some Changes Just Needed to Happen Now
By Rod Grierson, lawyer at Galbraith Family Law 1986, oh what a year. Oprah was just starting her decades-long reign as the queen of television, Tom Cruise thrilled audiences with his plane maneuvers in Top Gun, people thought parachute pants were fashionable, and the government of Canada passed … Read more »
- Full Financial Disclosure In A Domestic Contract
Having full financial disclosure is the baseline for negotiation of most domestic contracts. Financial issues that could pertain to support, property and succession are contained within them. All too often, a client provides counsel with a draft separation agreement, provided by the opposing side, t … Read more »