Posts Tagged 'family law'

Beware the angry litigant

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How lawyers need to approach the issue of potential retribution from angry parties:  Read the story here.

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Court finds father’s motion to reduce support deliberate attempt to avoid his obligations

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In the recent case of Myers v. Myers, 2014 ONSC 1804 (CANLII), the husband/father had brought a motion seeking to change the child and spousal support ordered against him and to have all arrears rescinded. In response to this, the wife/mother brought a motion to have his motion either struck or to require the father to post security for costs in the amount of $25,000.

After 16 years of marriage, the couple separated and commenced family court proceedings. The court hearing ...

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When criminal charges are used as a weapon in family court

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I’ve seen it too many times: Criminal charges being used by a spouse to gain leverage over his or her partner in family court. Unfortunately, this happens in far too many cases where the charges are simply false. The allegations are typically a claim of assault, sexual assault, or criminal harassment alleged to have been perpetrated against either the spouse making the allegation or against the children of the now disintegrating relationship.

For the unfortunate partner on the receiving end of these false allegations, he or she usually ends ...

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