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Case Conference: What It Is and What It Is Not

You prepared your family law application for custody and access of your children. You issued and served your paperwork. You completed your Mandatory Information Program. You attended at your first appearance. And you now have a Case Conference coming up. This is it!...

Unrepresented In Family Court in Barrie Ontario

Going Through Family Court Is Hard Enough No one expects to find themselves in family court and certainly no one wishes to be there. In other words, think about it this way: I am going to court to ask a third party (a judge) who doesn’t really know me, or my family,...

An Employee’s Duty to Mitigate

As an ex employee, you do have a duty to mitigate and find a job.   So, you got fired. And I am sure what you want to do is curl up in bed, binge daytime television, and eat tub after tub of Haagen-Dazs ice cream. I hear you. Breaking up is hard to do - especially...

Royal Sun Alliance v. Desjardins/Certas

Yes, there is more than one definition of ‘spouse’ in Ontario In Royal Sun Alliance v. Desjardins/Certas, a recent decision on appeal from an arbitrator’s finding, the definition of ‘spouse’ was reviewed. The Superior Court determined that under the Insurance Act, the...

Defamation and Social Media

Are you liable if you talk badly about someone online? Had a bad experience with someone and are thinking about telling your story on social media? You may want to think again. Using Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms as an outlet to communicate and...

My employer will protect me … right?

The short answer is probably not. Most employees do not realize that when they leave their job, or are hired for a new job, they have rights and the employer has legal obligations. While you may easily search and find the Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) and the...

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