Category Archives for "COVID-19"

One Year On: The Impact of Covid-19 in Family Law

The past year has been one like no other in family law. Almost from the day we entered lockdown in March of last year, my phone has been ringing non-stop.

 New clients. Current clients. Anxious parents claiming that their co-parent was flouting COVID-19 rules and putting their children’s safety at risk, wanted to deny the children’s co-parent access. Former couples at odds over whether it was safe to send their kids back to school asked the court to decide the dilemma. Many people lost jobs or had to shut down businesses, and as a result, couldn’t meet their support obligations.
One Year On: The Impact of Covid-19 in Family Law
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A COVID-10 Vaccine Will Bring its Own Problems

If you think a vaccine for COVID-19 will alleviate all the problems the virus is causing, think again.

As I recently discussed, many parents are having disagreements about whether it is safe to send their kids back to school. As the number of cases in schools continues to climb , there were 342 cases in Ontario schools on the day I wrote this column ,the possibility of a second lockdown keeps growing.

But a vaccine will fix everything, right? Sadly no.

A COVID-10 Vaccine Will Bring its Own Problems
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As COVID Ebbs, Our Courts Slowly Reopen

It seems ambitious but the Ministry of the Attorney General plans to reopen a limited number of courthouses on July 6.

I'm not sure if that will happen since I can't even see a hairdresser in Toronto right now. Still, I realize everyone wants to see our judicial system operating again, so let's have faith that things will work out.

As COVID Ebbs, Our Courts Slowly Reopen
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2 Financial Effects of COVID-19 for Separated, Divorced Couples

Many separated and divorced couples are dealing with a compounded level of stress due to the lockdown imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

With countless businesses closed or forced to curtail activity, people across the country are facing reduced hours, job loss, and struggling to meet their financial obligations, including child support payments. In the past month, nearly six million Canadians have applied for COVID-19 emergency benefits, and that number is expected to increase in the weeks ahead.

Financial Effects of COVID-19 for Separated, Divorced Couples
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