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May 7, 2019

Recently, the Government of Canada has introduced Bill C-78 to amend the Divorce Act, which will be the most significant change to that Act in over 20 years.  Some of the changes are welcomed by the Family Bar, while others might just be window dressings (with little o...

December 28, 2016

Justice Danyliuk recently wrote a decision in Henderson v Henderson, 2016 SKQB 282, which serves as a harsh reminder that in the eyes of the law, dogs, cats and other pets are considered property.  While everyone is likely familiar with custody (i.e., decision making r...

August 22, 2014

In January 2012, the media began reporting on a same-sex couple who came to Canada seeking a divorce.  They had been married in Canada back in 2005, but separated in 2009.  One lived in Florida while the other resided in the United Kingdom.   Florida has a constitution...

June 23, 2014

Unlike other property and assets, the matrimonial home is given special consideration under the Family Law Act  of Ontario.  The two important features of the matrimonial home which distinguish it from other real property pertain to possessory rights (i.e., who can liv...

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