How Artificial Intelligence May Impact Alternative Dispute Resolution

We often hear about how artificial intelligence (“AI”) is being used to transform various industries, such as how we drive cars and how we communicate with one another. One area that people may not have thought lent itself strongly to the use of AI is alternative dispute resolution. However, a recent article in the Law …

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Factors The Court Will Consider When Making a Costs Award

The reason behind costs awards in family law matters When parties are involved in family law litigation, it is possible that the court will find one party liable to the other for their costs of the proceeding. In 2018, in the case of Mattina v. Mattina, the Court of Appeal confirmed that rules with respect …

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Does Withdrawing RRSPs Count As A Depletion Of Assets?

While it’s unfortunate, it is not uncommon to see a spouse with child or spousal support obligations attempt to reduce their income or assets in order to lower the amount of support they have to pay per month. To preemptively address this, courts can include orders that a support-paying spouse to not deplete their assets. …

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Father Regrets Signing Minutes Of Settlement; But Can He Convince The Courts To Overturn?

Back in April we looked at a case where the courts refused to overturn a separation agreement entered into by two parents. Another recent decision, this time from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, highlights just how important it is to carefully consider the details and implications of a separation agreement before signing it. The …

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And Baby Makes Three

Fans of the British royal family are celebrating the arrival of the 7th in line to the British throne, and even some of us here in the colonies will admire the paparazzi pics of baby Sussex and speculate about what his first name will be. It seems unlikely that this Little Prince will be born …

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Introducing Jennifer Shuber, Certified Specialist in Family Law

Gelman & Associates is thrilled to welcome Jennifer Shuber to our firm. Jennifer is a highly-regarded family lawyer and has been practicing exclusively in the area of family law for the past two decades. Jennifer left a very successful practice to join the Gelman & Associates team and will be based in Toronto. Jennifer is …

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Court Refuses to Set Aside Separation Agreement

In a recent decision, an Ontario court considered the interesting question of when it might be appropriate to set aside a separation agreement. As it turns out, the answer to this question may be more complicated than it seems.   The Parties’ Story The parties were married for approximately 19 years and separated in 2008. …

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