Month: January 2015

A 30 second public service announcement (PSA) will air during the Super Bowl addressing domestic violence. The video below is the longer version. In the message a woman calls 911 pretending to order a pizza. The message shows no direct …

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The presence of violence in the family is an important consideration in custody and access cases. It is, as we discuss below, one of the factors in the best interests of the child test. However, this does not mean that …

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Judges use the “best interests of the child” test when they are making decisions about custody and access. This test is set out in section 24 of the Children’s Law Reform Act as follows: 24(2) The court shall consider all …

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From time to time, the court will impute income in a child support case. This means the judge finds that the amount of income the parent who is paying support is claiming is not a fair reflection of what they …

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