Bankruptcy & Family Law

Bankruptcy. This is perhaps the most frightening word a family law practitioner can hear. After all, once issues of custody and access are set aside, the remaining claims between husband and wife are all of a financial nature: alimentary support, partition of the...

Long Distance Custody Cases

When may a custodial parent move away with the children? What constraints may be placed on such a move? Is there a difference between conventional custody access situations and joint or shared custody arrangements? ATTACHMENTS Long Distance Custody Cases (DOC) No...

Parental Alienation Syndrome

Parental Alienation Syndrome (P.A.S.) may be defined as the manifestation of a child’s systematic alienation from his parent, caused by any one or more of these four factors: conscious programming by the other parent (brainwashing); subconscious or unconscious...

The Constitutional case for de facto couples in Quebec

By Anne-France Goldwater and Marie-Hélène Dubé Goldwater, Dubé In July 2009, the Quebec Superior Court issued its decision in the landmark case on the legal status of de facto (or “common law”) unions in the province of Quebec. The Court dismissed the constitutional...