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Managing Partner Daniel Goldwater launches new talk series

Managing Partner Daniel Goldwater launches new talk series

Daniel Goldwater, the firm's managing partner, has a launched a new interview series Viva Voce this week, speaking with members of the legal community on hot topics and getting to know the people underneath the robes. "I've really appreciated getting to know them in a...

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What You Need To Know About Parental Abduction

What You Need To Know About Parental Abduction

What if one parent abducts their own child without the consent of the other? Read about what you need to know about parental abduction to learn more.   What Is Parental Abduction of a Child?   Child abduction isn’t usually the sort of nightmare most parents...

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Why is surrogacy illegal in Quebec?

Why is surrogacy illegal in Quebec?

While surrogacy is legally permitted in the country, Québec is different. Why is surrogacy illegal in Québec? Read on to learn more.   Surrogacy in Québec   In many parts of the world, families who are unable to conceive a child are able to turn to a...

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Child Custody When Your Child Is On The Autism Spectrum

Child Custody When Your Child Is On The Autism Spectrum

Arranging child custody following a separation is a fraught issue at the best of times. All the more so when a child has special health needs, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Here, the family lawyers at Goldwater, Dubé offer an insight on such child custody...

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Spousal Support: What Are My Rights?

Spousal Support: What Are My Rights?

Sometimes called alimony, spousal support is the financial support paid by one individual to their former spouse following the breakdown of their union. Are you eligible for spousal support? What are your rights? Sometimes called alimony, spousal support is the...

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How to talk to your children about your separation

How to talk to your children about your separation

Whether you are going through a separation, a divorce, or getting used to joint custody, it can be tempting to vent to your kids, but it is precisely the wrong thing to do. Here are some tips for successful conversations with your kids when going through a separation...

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Responsibly Modernizing the Courts

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the justice system to adopt digital communication methods into everyday processes as never before. Brutal necessity has driven rapid innovation. As a Canadian leader in family law since 1981 and among the first Canadian firms to...

Resolve your dispute while in isolation

The COVID-19 pandemic presents unique challenges for separating and separated couples, but options are available for parties to resolve disputes remotely—including mediation subsidized by the Quebec government. Are you managing a divorce or separation in the midst of...

Custody and COVID-19: What parents need to know

“But no matter how difficult the challenge, for the sake of the child we have to find ways to maintain important parental relationships – and above all, we have to find ways to do it safely.” -- Ribeiro v. Wright , J. Pazaratz of the Superior Court of Justice of...

Take 10 Minutes to Calm Down

Clinical psychologist Dr. Samantha Goldwater-Adler takes you through the Guest House meditation, inspired by Rumi, a 13th century Persian poet. Meditation is an excellent tool to help navigate these uncertain, stressful times. There are many different meditation...