News in Family Law
UWindsor study highlights plight of self‐represented litigants: Many report humiliation and red‐tape
Individuals who represent themselves in court find the process far more complex and overwhelming than they ever imagined, says a new report by the National Self‐Represented Litigants (SRL) Project.
Liberal backbencher Kim Craitor is making his fifth attempt to update the Child Law Reform Act to give grandparents more rights.
B.C. lawyer John-Paul Boyd has updated his popular family law website, and with some help from Courthouse Libraries BC, it has been re-launched as a Clicklaw Wikibook, JP Boyd on Family Law.
An unreleased report commissioned by the country's top judge is urging a radical overhaul of Canada's family law system.
Date Friday, April 5, 2013
Time 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. ET (Registration: 8:30 a.m.)
Place Markham Convergence Centre, 7271 Warden Avenue, Markham
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Register for the Webinar http://joiningdots.eventbrite.ca
This free session, Joining the dots: Understanding the links between child protection and youth homelessness, is presented as part of Responding to Youth Homelessness: A Systems Approach Learning Series.
Today, B.C.'s new Family Law Act comes into effect, granting couples who have lived together for two or more years the same rights and regulations as married couples.
CLEO's new family law resource identifies the main issues that can come up when relationships end.
Registration is now closed for for Mar 6 webinar on Property Rights and Obligations of Married and Co-habiting Partners
When: March 06, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. EST
Where: Online - Registration for this event is now closed.
March 06, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. EST - This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series looks at the Ontario rules for division of family property, for married and co-habiting couples following relationship breakdown. Topics include the equalization payment, the matrimonial home, and issues for surviving spouses. Presenters are Tamar Witelson, Legal Director at The Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children (METRAC) and Robert Halpern, partner and head of the Family Law Group at the law firm Torkin Manes. Registration for this event is now closed.
Registration is now closed for Feb 28 webinar - Dealing with the Children's Aid Society: What Parents Should Know
When: Thu, Feb 28, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM EST
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
February 28, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. EST - This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series is the second of two discussions about the Children's Aid Society. This webinar looks at the child protection process from the point of view of parents who are dealing with the CAS. In this discussion, lawyer Seema Jain, of Jain Family Law and Mediation, discusses what parents should know before, during and after a child protection hearing, in conversation with METRAC’s Legal Director, Tamar Witelson. Due to overwhelming demand and limited budget(s), registration is now closed for this webinar.
People often use terms like "pre-nuptial", "marriage contract", and "divorce settlement". This month's On the Radar highlights the most common types of what the law calls "domestic contracts".