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Court Room Etiquette

Sometimes life forces us into situations we would rather not be in. Family court is just one such example. Litigants walk into a courthouse and to them, it can be like stumbling onto another planet where they don’t know the rules or the language. And like the song says, “everybody hates a tourist.”


Being Charged in Canada: What To Do

People in Canada who are or will be charged with a criminal offence have many important decisions to make. The consequences of being found guilty of a criminal offence in Canada go well beyond the immediate sentence and criminal record that result from a conviction being entered


Preparing to Meet Your Family Law Lawyer

It can be a big waste of time for both you and family lawyer if you are not prepared for your first meeting. Being unprepared may also end up costing you money because it will take longer for the family lawyer you hire to get up to speed on your legal matter. First of all, the Canadian family lawyer will want to know who you are and how you can be contacted. The family lawyer may also ask for a p


Is There A Link Between Divorce Rates and Seasons?

Associate sociology Prof. Julie Brines and doctoral candidate Brian Serafini presented the findings at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association in Seattle, WA.


Family Law Workshops

The schedule below shows the upcoming family law workshops by region. The classes will be presented in the language indicated.


Ottawa Overhauls Judge Selection Process

There has been big news coming out of Ottawa this week regarding the Supreme Court of Canada's selection and appointment of Supreme Court Justices


Advantage of Siblings You May Not Realize

24 Reasons To Be Glad You Have A Sibling


Making Joint Custody Work

Coordinating schedules. Divvying up holidays. Shuffling kids between houses. Sharing child custody isn't always easy, especially when you're trying to agree with someone you couldn't stand being married to


Changes to the Universal Child Care Benefit Payment

You can use this calculator to see what child and family benefits you may be able to get and how much your payments may be.