When politics and reality collide - there is no escaping the serious impact - and the things we could never have imagined having to prepare for! What happens to child support orders in a Government shutdown? An especially pertinent question because there is no precedent for a Federal shutdown that has gone on this long. The answer is - there is no answer. But let us frame it and ask the questions anyway. One thing is for certain the obligation is still there and your Court
An article by Marwa Elzankaly of McManis Faulkner, in The Recorder provides ten tips for attorneys when helping clients to weigh up whether to litigate a case or not. She notes: “Determining the best way for your client to resolve conflict and whether to proceed with litigation is a business decision that must be made with the big picture in mind. It is imperative to evaluate your client's goals and assess any potential business impacts. Litigation is serious business. In th
"He was accepted as a sperm donor in 2000 without so much as having to show his driver's license to prove his identity, the Star reported, citing court documents." According to an article in Vice News, three Ontario families are taking a US sperm bank and its Ontario distributor to court for allegedly giving them false information about their sperm donor, whom they say turned out not to be the healthy genius they thought he was, but a convicted felon with multiple diagnoses o
Mediation is an alternative to litigating a divorce. Anyone can take this route, as long as clear it serves the parties’ respective interests and that of the children in the family. In most cases it probably will.
A couple can start a divorce mediation process, from the moment the decision is made to uncouple, rather than after starting the litigation process. However it is always important to consult with an family law attorney right away, especially if there are trust i
TOP 10 REASONS to MEDIATE YOUR DIVORCE: Mediation helps parties place the best interests of their children first; Mediation tends to mitigate assumptions - and therefor the stress, anger, hysteria and conflict; Mediation allows uncoupling parties, instead of a judge, to control the outcome of their divorce, when it comes to every aspect - such as support, custody and division of community property; Mediation can save large amounts of money; Parties can raise, discuss and sett
The glaring truth that we barely speak of: Same-sex couples, just like their heterosexual counterparts, need marriage under the civil law so they can get divorced! That is why, as a civil law institution, having marriage available, equally for all, is imperative. Now we have marriage equality, but because that was not always the case, same-sex couples can still find their rights confusing and unequal.
The need for marriage equality for all is important,not only because of