Recent case: Urgent motion for temporary custody

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Justice Pazaratz begins his decision in Coe v Tope (2014 ONSC 4002) by venting his frustration with parents generally who, at least in his opinion, fail to put the best interests of their children first. He writes: BREAKING BAD PARENTS: When smart, loving, caring, sensible mothers and fathers suddenly lose their parental judgment and embark…

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Recent case: Alternative dispute resolution and arbitrator bias

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McClintock v Karam 2015 ONSC 1024: The parties in this case had signed an agreement that they would refer any custody and access conflicts they could not resolve on their own to mediation/arbitration. This is a process in which the parties work with one individual who initially acts as a mediator. If that person is…

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