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April 10, 2020

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 Ontario, March 24 2020

In this time of unprecedented crisis, separated parents must try to reconcile needs that may be contradictory. On one hand, children need both of their parents, and this need cannot be put on pause or taken lightly. On the other hand, the objective to limit the COVID-19 contagion and to save lives could lead to a suspension of physical contacts between a child and one of his or her parents.

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April 10, 2020

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 exercises out there. This one is great to help us be more aware of and tolerant of difficult feelings as they arise. It's based on a classic poem by Rumi.

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March 26, 2020

Legal services during COVID-19 pandemic

We would like to update you on the status of our services as Quebec’s legal community adjusts to activities during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. It’s a challenging time for us all and your patience is greatly appreciated.

In this bulletin, you will find:

  • new custody guidelines releas...

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March 2, 2020

What law students need to know about the Course aux stages

If you haven’t heard, it’s time to start thinking about this year’s Course aux stages.

What’s the Course aux stages, you ask? You must not be a second-year law student in Quebec! The Course aux stages is the official recruitment period for articling positions in Quebec.

In order to become a lice...

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May 16, 2019

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 and France, where we can trace...

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May 15, 2019

How to file for divorce

In Québec, there are several ways to file for divorce, each with their own specific requirements. No matter which path is taken, there must be a motive for the divorce (separation, adultery, or mental or physical cruelty) and a judge must then grant the divorce in order for it to become official.


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