Tag Archives: family law

The divorced parent’s worst nightmare

A Toronto woman had sole custody of her two children, but she allowed her ex-husband to use them in a trip to Europe.  A few weeks later, she received a phone call from them – from Afghanistan: Zaiba Zaiba has … Continue reading

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Unrecommended legal strategies (I)

It’s bad enough when clients wear old jeans and hoodies to court.  This is just a little bit worse: Heath Campbell is the leader of a pro-Nazi group called Hitler’s Order. He lives in New Jersey, and chose to name … Continue reading

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Crime doesn’t pay. Criminals do.

So your income went down after you were convicted of a criminal offence, and now you can’t pay child support?  Too bad: When it comes to paying child support, courts won’t sympathize with parents who are the authors of their … Continue reading

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Mom of the year

A New York court has ordered a woman to stop posting anything online about her children: There’s not much to “like” about this woman’s Facebook habits. A mean upstate mom who cyber-bullied her emotionally-disturbed 10-year-old son on Facebook by calling … Continue reading

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“17 Common Mistakes To Avoid In Divorce Proceedings”

From family lawyer Sherry Donovan in the Huffington Post.  I agree with all of them, and I’d add an 18th: concentrate on what’s best for the children and yourself, not what might punish your ex. I’ve warned many clients that they’re … Continue reading

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Who gets the RRSPs?

The Globe and Mail on division of Registered Retirement Savings Plans following the breakdown of a marriage: While family law across Canada calls for a 50-50 split of matrimonial property, couples don’t necessarily need to split each asset right down … Continue reading

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“The desk at her Century City office is free of clutter and empty of anything that could potentially be flung across the room, as tensions tend to run high.”

Entertainment Tonight on “Hollywood’s Top Divorce Lawyer,” Laura Wasser.

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