Category: Case law

Onuoha v Onuoha 2020 ONSC 1815: The family had been living in Nigeria, but in October 2019, the mother brought the couple’s two children to Ontario. The father claimed that he had not consented to this and brought a Hague …

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  Skuce v Skuce (2020 ONSC 1881): The Skuces separated in May 2019, with three young children. The children have lived with their mother since then, spending time with their father in informally supervised settings. The father is a recovering …

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In Douglas v Douglas (so far unreported), the father brought a motion to have the status quo access arrangements with the 6 ½ year old child reinstated. The parents have been separated since December 2018, and there are no court …

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On March 20, Justice Diamond issued a decision in a case (Jackman v Doyle, not yet reported) in which the mother sought the return of the children from the father’s care. The triage judge, Justice Shore had, the day before, …

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Two COVID-19 family law decisions addressing the issue of what makes a case “urgent” under the present court regime in Ontario have been decided on in the past week. One has been reported (Smith v Sieger, 2020 ONSC 1861); the …

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Jewish Family and Child Service of Greater Toronto, v. K.B., 2018 ONCJ 650 While this case does not pertain to family violence, in it Justice Sager makes relevant comments on the legislative interpretation of the Child, Youth and Family Services …

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Kunuthur v. Govindareddigari, 2018 ONCA 730: The parents married in 2004 and lived in the United States where their son was born as an American citizen. The family moved to Brampton in 2011, when their son was 6 years old, …

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This is a summary of a paper titled, “Your Spouse Is Not a Squatter: How to Effectively Apply Principles of Occupation Rent,” prepared by Fadwa Yehia of Jamal Family Law Professional Corporation for the Law Society of Ontario’s Six-Minute Family …

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S.H. v. D.H., 2018 ONSC 4506: This case pertains to a property and contract dispute over a viable embryo. While they were married, the two parties purchased eggs and sperm with which neither of them had a biological connection. The …

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Lavie v. Lavie, 2018 ONCA 10: The appellant father appealed a 2015 trial decision, raising more than 20 grounds, including the trial judge’s imputation of income to him but not to the respondent mother. The parties began living together in …

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