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COVID-19 and Meeting the “Urgency Test”

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, courts have had to consider parties’ requests to hear motions and decide whether a matter meets the “urgency test” (set out below) on a case-by-case basis. In a recent decision, an Ontario court considered whether a mother’s motion met this test in the context of a more recent notice to …


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Allegations Against Father Lead To Reduced Access

We have spent a lot of time during the COVID-19 pandemic covering cases where the courts are asked to determine whether or not a matter is urgent. While some matters might be deemed insufficiently urgent, leaving the parties to have to wait until courts resume normal activities before pursuing their matters, some types of issues …


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Reversing Possession of the Matrimonial Home During COVID-19

What options does a parent who lives in a small space with their children during the COVID-19 pandemic have when their spouse continues to live in the larger matrimonial home? In a recent case, an Ontario court considered the question of whether it would be appropriate to reverse possession of the home so that the …


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