Ontario Family Court Review: Luke’s Place submission

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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 out of a combative court process, where possible; reduce the cost of the process to…

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Is mediation a good way to resolve a family law dispute?

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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 and disputes. In some family law cases, ADR can be better than going to court.…

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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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