Tag: ADR

A review of Ontario’s family and civil legislation, regulations, and processes by the Ministry of the Attorney General is underway. Submissions will be accepted until July 31, 2019. The review is looking at three key issues: direct family law matters …

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“But if you try sometime you find/You get what you need.” Many women leaving abusive relationships would take exception to even the modest optimism expressed by the Rolling Stones in this 1969 hit. Nonetheless, this is very much the tone …

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Many legal issues arise when a couple separates: custody and access, financial issues and dividing the family property are often the most pressing. Some people decide to attempt to resolve these issues without going to court and use one of …

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Parenting coordination is a form of alternative dispute resolution that can assist parents implement their parenting plan, usually after a court order for custody and access is in place. Parenting coordinators (PC) are often mental health professionals, but lawyers and …

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Mediation is one form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that women may be encouraged to use during their family court process. In recent years, there has been an increasing emphasis on the use of ADR to resolve family law differences …

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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 …

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