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Can an ADHD Be Used to Set Aside a Family Court Order?
Ontario’s Family Court recently dealt with the interesting issue of whether an order obligating a separated couple to sell their matrimonial home should be set aside because of a variety of hardships claimed by the wife, including ADHD. What Happened? The parties separated in June 2016. They have two school-aged children who continue to live …
Must Canadian Children Be Registered as a Specific Sex on Official Documents?
Earlier this year, an eight-month-old baby in British Columbia made international news when the child was issued a health card that does not specify a sex. The document is widely believed to be a first, both in Canada and worldwide. A Health Card with No Specified Sex The child’s parent, Kori Doty, a non-binary transgender …
Court of Appeal Upholds Cohabitation Agreement Waiving Spousal Support
The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a cohabitation agreement that a woman signed decades ago without obtaining independent legal advice, finding no reason to overturn the agreement. What Happened? The parties in question began to live together in 1997. The husband had previously had an acrimonious separation and wanted to avoid a similar situation …
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