Liberals propose overhaul of Divorce Act to put the interests of children first

Bill C-78 also takes steps to address family violence and child poverty. It's the first major revamp of divorce law in more than 20 years.

Posted:
May 22, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Family Law Disputes in Ontario: Court is Only the Tip of the Iceberg - May 23, 2018

When: May 23, 2018

Where: Newmarket Library : 438 Park Avenue, Newmarket, L3Y 1W1 · Newmarket, ON

Registration link here

The Ontario Bar Association is sponsoring a "Meet up" on May 23, 2018 featuring Family Lawyer and Mediator Sina Hariri as he explores family law disputes from the lens of the court system, the lesser known alternatives to court and the many supports available to parties going through separation or divorce.

Posted:
May 18, 2018
Article source:
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)

May 22: What is Collaborative Practice in Family Law and how can it work for you? Lively, ON

When: Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Where: Earl Mumford Branch, Lively Public Library and Citizen Service Centre, 15 Kin Drive, Unit A, Lively, ON

This is a presentation on family law and options available for separating spouses, including a detailed overview and discussion regarding the collaborative practice process.

Posted:
May 16, 2018
Article source:
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)

Durham Community Legal Clinic Spring 2018 Newsletter

Topics in this issue include: New location and new hub, CICB, domestic violence, workplace mental stress, Ontario's new standard lease, ODSP, spousal relationships and social assistance.

Posted:
May 09, 2018
Article source:
Durham Community Legal Clinic

New or updated CLEO resources now available

Updated resources on the topics of payday loans, child support, and your rights at work are now available.

Posted:
May 02, 2018
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Bifurcation: A Technique That Can Save Self-Represented Litigants Time & Money

Bifurcation refers to splitting a trial into a number of separate trial components, in which the Court agrees to hear a trial on just one part of a case.

Posted:
May 02, 2018
Article source:
National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP)

Paying surrogates in Canada could present new problems for parents-to-be, experts say

Surrogacy is legal in Canada, but surrogates can't receive any sort of financial incentives or rewards beyond pay for basic expenses. That's not the case in the U.S., which has different rules.

Posted:
April 24, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Steps to Justice has a new and improved design

After extensive user testing, CLEO is pleased to announce a new and improved redesign of the Steps to Justice website.

Posted:
April 17, 2018
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Indigenous, Black children over-represented in foster care and group homes, inquiry says

An Ontario Human Rights Commission report says underlying social issues involved in over-representation of the children are "multi-faceted" and "need a multi-pronged approach."

Posted:
April 12, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Changes to domestic violence law do not fix our broken system

Partners criminally charged with assaulting their spouses regularly avoid criminal prosecution, and are regularly offered the option of resolving their criminal cases with diversion.

Posted:
April 09, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail