Urgency, COVID-19 and Family Law
Gary Joseph, Family Law

Urgency, COVID-19 and Family Law

Gary S. Joseph, LL.M., C.S., Managing Partner, MacDonald & Partners LLP., Family Law Practitioners   Access to our courts is now largely governed by the test of “urgency”.   There is a multitude of cases addressing what our Judges view as urgent.  For the most part, ...

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Former Husband Income Loss Can’t Reduce Support Obligations
Family Law, Stephen Kirby

Former Husband Income Loss Can’t Reduce Support Obligations

Former husband responsible for own income loss can’t reduce support obligations to ex-spouse   A recent Superior Court judgment shows former spouses may struggle to reduce their support obligations if they are at fault for their own income loss, says Toronto family lawyer ...

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Judge’s Decision to Reject Settlement Divides Appeal Court
Family Law, Gary Joseph

Judge’s Decision to Reject Settlement Divides Appeal Court

Judge’s decision to reject parties’ settlement divides appeal court By  Gary Joseph , managing partner   When two parents reach an agreement over the future of their children mid-trial, the judge needs a very good reason to reject it. In the ...

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Michael Stangarone, Family Law

Michael Stangarone has been recognized as a leader...

  MacDonald and Partners LLP is pleased to announce that Michael Stangarone has been recognized as a leader in his field in the latest edition of  The Best Lawyers in Canada ® for his work in Family Law in Toronto. He was previously recognized for his strong litigation ...

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William Abbott, Family Law

Perpetual students: child support beyond the first degree

Pursuant to s. 2(1)(b) of the Divorce Act, a “child of the marriage” is one who is “the age of majority or over and under their [parents'] charge but unable, by reason of illness, disability or other cause, to withdraw from their charge or to obtain the necessaries of life.” Case law has ...

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William Abbott, Family Law

Does a lawyer have automatic right to question wife?

Toronto family law lawyer Will Abbott tells Law Times  the central question in an unusual decision released by the Superior Court recently was whether or not a lawyer representing himself in his divorce had an automatic right to question his wife. “A lot of people presume they do ...

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Gary Joseph, Family Law

Efforts to improve system significant

Numerous efforts, including additional mediation options and the passage of new rules, have been made in an attempt to address public concerns over the family law system, Toronto family lawyer Gary Joseph says in Law Times . “After eliminating most of the archaic demands of ...

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Michael Stangarone, Family Law

Equalization can’t be mischaracterized as support

Making the intentions behind the terms of a separation agreement clear from the start may save a divorced couple the trouble of further conflict and litigation down the road, says Toronto family lawyer  Michael Stangarone . Stangarone, a partner with  MacDonald and Partners LLP , ...

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