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Returning to School During a Global Pandemic

September 3, 2020
Chase v. Chase, 2020 ONSC 5083 In consultation with medical experts and Ontario school boards, the Ontario government has made the decision to re-open schools in September 2020.  As a result, many parents are faced with the decision to have their children return to school or to continue with online learning.  When separated parents are […]

Amendments to the Divorce Act Regarding Relocation

May 6, 2020
Mobility Redefined Moving is a life-changing event. Whether it’s a promotion that takes you to new province, a career change that demands international relocation, or a change in family situation, relocation is sometimes necessary as the demands of life evolve and priorities change. In normal circumstances, a move presents an opportunity for growth, new experiences, […]

Bringing an Urgent Motion During COVID-19

April 23, 2020
Bringing an Urgent Motion During COVID-19 to Court In the last several weeks we have witnessed a shift unlike any other event in modern history: non-essential businesses are closed, families are concerned for the safety of their loved ones, and the judicial system has been forced to react to family law matters in a way […]

Collaborative Family Law

April 13, 2020
At Morrison Williams, we frequently get asked questions about the separation process, including:  Can I negotiate with my spouse directly?  If we cannot agree, what are our next steps?   What are the alternative processes to litigation (going to Court)?  In recent years, there has been a growing desire from those going through separation to avoid […]

The Impact of the Novel Coronavirus on Family Court Orders and Separation Agreements

March 26, 2020
Over the past few weeks, the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) has drastically impacted the lives of most Canadians.  While many Canadians are experiencing unease related to financial uncertainty, change in routine, and a growing health crisis, separated and divorced parents are facing a new challenge: co-parenting during this pandemic.     Presently, the courts in […]

Children Over the Age of Majority

November 7, 2018
Have you wondered how long you will need to support your children?   There is a common misconception that child support ends when a child turns 18 years of age.  In fact, this is not the case in many circumstances.   Separated spouses and parents in Ontario have an obligation to continue to provide support for children […]
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