Setting Aside Orders in Family Court

April 16th, 2019 by Mason Morningstar

For various reasons, family law litigants may fail to participate in their court proceedings, placing them at risk of being “noted in default”. The court may then make “uncontested” orders in their absence, based on the evidence of the moving party only. It may come as a great surprise to learn that these orders are […]


What happens if I default on my Mortgage?

April 12th, 2019 by Robert Adourian

A mortgage on your home will most likely be the most significant debt you will incur in your lifetime. A commitment in which you will be obligated to pay for a considerable amount of time – in the majority of cases anywhere between 10-30 years. That said, when a borrower defaults on their loan and […]


How Can I Obtain Custody of the Family Pet in My Divorc …

March 27th, 2019 by John Schuman

Under Ontario’s current Family Law Legislation, pets, of any sort, are not treated like children they are, for all purposes of law “property”, like furniture, cars or bank accounts.  So, judges do not decide things on the basis of the “best interests of the pet”, the way judges decide parenting issues on the basis of the […]


Changes to Impaired Driving Laws

March 19th, 2019 by David Schell

In 2018, Bill C- 46 was passed and with it came significant changes to impaired driving laws in Canada.  Bill C-46 repealed sections 249 to 261 of the Criminal Code and replaced it with Part VIII.1 – sections 320.11 to 320.4 The changes include three new offences referring to a blood drug concentration (BDC) over […]


I Want to move Provinces However, I am Aware That I’d …

March 13th, 2019 by John Schuman

If you, as a primary parent, want to move, you would need your ex’s permission because naturally,  moving will interfere with him parenting your son.  However, if he moves, then he will be interfering with his own time with your son, and, presumably, that will not affect your time with the child/ren.  However, if he […]


What Does The Court Decision On the Repeal Of The Sexua …

March 7th, 2019 by John Schuman

On February 28, 2019, the Ontario Divisional Court released its decision on the constitutional challenge to the provinces repeal of the 2015 Sexual Education Curriculum brought by the English Public Teachers Union and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and others. While the Court dismissed the challenge, the decision does not prohibit teachers from teaching the 2015 Sexual […]


I Owned the Home Before We Married – Why Does My Spou …

March 5th, 2019 by John Schuman and Katelyn Bell

We are all familiar with the skyrocketing price of homes in Toronto and the surrounding area. It is not a simple feat to purchase a home – it requires a lot of hard work and obviously, money. Picture this: you work your way through school, spend years in full-time employment, finally earn enough income to […]


What Are the Consequences of Filing a False Police Repo …

February 28th, 2019 by David Schell

By now we have all been subjected to the tragic details of television star Jussie Smollett’s alleged attack in Chicago earlier this year. When the news broke initially, it seemed as though Smollett was a survivor of what appeared to be a hate crime and his colleagues within the entertainment business did not hesitate to […]


Is it Illegal For A Teacher To Secretly Film Their Stud …

February 26th, 2019 by John Schuman and Katelyn Bell

Most, if not all, of us can likely agree that it is wrong to film someone without their consent. We can also probably agree that it is even more wrong when the filming is sexual in nature. Take for example someone filming you inside your condo while changing and/or focusing their camera in on your […]

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