North Bay grandparents sued for child support

Family lawyer John Schuman says the case could set a precedent because of the expanding rights of grandparents in custody matters and the grey area that currently exists.

Posted:
December 14, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

All adult children in parental care to be eligible for child support

Ontario is tweaking its proposed amendment to provincial child support legislation so any adult child — not just those who are ill, disabled or still in school — is eligible, the Star has learned.

Posted:
December 08, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

LSUC to expand scope of family law for paralegals

Benchers have voted to create a new licence to train paralegals in certain aspects of family law, including form completion, motions to change, and uncontested divorces.

Posted:
December 04, 2017
Article source:
Law Times

OCA rules on Islamic marriage contract

The Court of Appeal has determined that part of an Islamic marriage contract was part of net family property under the Ontario Family Law Act.

Posted:
November 21, 2017
Article source:
Law Times

Province to include adult children with disabilities in child support law

A Brampton single mother's successful Charter challenge has prompted the Ontario government to amend the child support law.

Posted:
November 16, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Canada Moves Closer to Gender Equity for Indigenous Women

The Senate has approved legislation to amend a 141-year-old law that has prevented indigenous women and their descendants from obtaining the same rights allotted to indigenous men.

Posted:
November 15, 2017
Article source:
New York Times

Parental leave changes prompt questions of affordability, cost to businesses

The change will be limited to employees who work in federally regulated sectors of the economy, such as banking, telecom, transportation and the public service.

Posted:
November 10, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Expanded parental leave, new caregiver benefit, to come into effect Dec. 3

New mothers and fathers planning to begin their parental leave on or after Dec. 3 will be able to spread their federal benefits over a longer period of time.

Posted:
November 09, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

New rules will require forensic labs to be accredited

The new Forensic Laboratories Act, aims to create better oversight of forensic labs to ensure they meet mandated standards going forward and is the first legislation of its kind in Canada.

Posted:
November 03, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Indigenous child welfare rates creating 'humanitarian crisis' in Canada, says federal minister

Philpott sent a letter to provincial and territorial counterparts Tuesday requesting an "emergency meeting" on Indigenous children and family services early in the New Year.

Posted:
November 03, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)