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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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How My Divorce Made Me a Better Family Lawyer

There’s no sugar-coating how painful it is to end a marriage or long-term partnership. When I tell clients going through divorce that I understand their stress and anxiety, I’m speaking from experience.

In 2005, with two children under the age of four, my husband and I separated, and in the fall of 2008, our divorce was finalized. Our marriage hadn’t been going well for a while and we both knew it was the right decision, even though at the time it felt like I had somehow failed.

How My Divorce Made Me a Better Family Lawyer
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1 False Allegations: When your Ex Lies in Court

Stop me if you ve heard this one: divorce is often messy and can bring out the negative traits in people. Couples frequently disagree on issues like custody, parenting schedules and what to do with the matrimonial home, among other issues.

In my practice, I see the divorce process frequently transform otherwise reasonable people into the worst versions of themselves. They're hurt, angry, unwilling to compromise and are intent on making their former partner pay for causing such a drastic change in their lives.

False Allegations: When your Ex Lies in Court
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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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