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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Court Determines Which School Child Will Attend

An Ontario court recently granted a mother’s request seeking an order that her child attend a specific school for the upcoming school year.   A Special Needs Child The parties separated in 2008. The parties had one child, X, who was 13 years old and starting grade 8 in September 2018. The parties had shared …

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Nova Scotia Courts Consider the Question of Who is a Parent?

Two levels of court in Nova Scotia recently discussed the question of who constitutes a parent, for the purposes of adoption, in that province. At issue was whether the biological father of a child that had been put up for adoption should have received notice of that adoption even though he had no relationship with …

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Gelman Family Law News – Winter 2016

Your Brilliant Future Awaits “The only constant in life is change”. And there is no question that the end of a relationship is a huge change. But what if instead of fearing all the change in your post-relationship life, you embrace the opportunities?! What if you shift your perspective…? Continue Common Law and Property Equalization When …

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Gelman Family Law News – Autumn 2014

Dating Post Divorce I have often felt like a social guinea pig. Only with the benefit of hindsight have I been able to see a pattern (one of many) that has emerged throughout my life. I have had many experiences requiring mental toughness far beyond my years, usually before any one of my contemporaries. One such …

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Gelman Family Law News – Spring 2015

How Counselling Can Help on the Road From Separation to Divorce So, you and your spouse have tried to talk and work towards getting along better, but somehow things go back to the way they were no matter how hard you try. Perhaps it’s time to consider working with a professional who can help guide …

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Gelman Family Law News – Autumn 2015

[su_heading style=”default” size=”19″ align=”left” margin=”20″ class=””]A PI’s 5 Tips for Hiring a Private Investigator[/su_heading] I am often asked what is the most prevalent reason someone wants to hire a private investigator (PI). The answer is as broad and open ended as the question. This article is intended to provide some general insight with regard to …

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