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Court of Appeal hears our request

The Court of Appeal has heard our request to affirm the right of all Quebec women to seize and collect their alimony and child support orders. The Provincial Government opposed our request, arguing that the Minister of Revenue of Quebec should be the only ones who act...

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What’s the deal with lawyers’ robes?

In Québec courtrooms, you’ll notice nearly every lawyer is dressed the same. Long black robes, often with white collars. Here in Québec, they’re called by their French name, toges. It’s part of a tradition that stretches back to the courts of both the United Kingdom...

Concerned about document-shredding? Enter the Anton Piller order.

In a civil court case, it’s often necessary for one side to obtain documents or files from the other to use as proof in Court. But what happens when a plaintiff thinks a defendant may destroy the evidence? Enter the Anton Piller order. Known as the “nuclear bomb” of...

How to file for divorce

Deciding to end a marriage can be hard. If you are wondering how to file for divorce, family law lawyers at Goldwater, Dubé may be able to help.   Filing for Divorce in Québec   Deciding to get a divorce is typically hard to make. The fact that you have...

Bill 21: Open letter to the Quebec Bar president

To the President of the Quebec Bar, It is with great consternation that we have learned of three messages the Quebec Bar tweeted during the evening of April 26th, announcing that our professional order will NOT participate in the Parliamentary Commission on draft Bill...

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...

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...