Month: May 2013

Where should a custody case be heard?

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The case of Dovigi v Razi [2012] O.J. No. 2418 2012 ONCA 361, which deals with this issue, was heard by the Ontario Court of Appeal. During her pregnancy, the woman ended her relationship with her partner. When she was

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Testifying by Skype

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A judge in a 2012 Ontario family court case has ruled that one of the parties can provide her evidence by Skype. In P. v C.(2012) ONCJ 88 (CanLII), the father sought to revisit a final custody and access order

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What does domestic violence cost?

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The Department of Justice has released a new report “An Estimation of the Economic Impact of Spousal Violence in Canada, 2009″. The report examines the economic costs of spousal violence: in the justice system (police, courts, prosecution, legal aid, correctional

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Verbal abuse by text

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The Family Law Act allows a spouse to seek an order for exclusive possession of the matrimonial home. Violence is one of the criteria to be considered by the court when dealing with such an application. A recent Ontario case

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Unrepresented litigants: Obligations of the lawyer

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The Law Society of Upper Canada, the governing body for lawyers and paralegals in Ontario, recently provided an e-bulletin to assist lawyers who are dealing with self-represented litigants on the other side in a case. The information it contains is

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