It’s 2021 and the world and the practice of family law is changing. Are you up to date on two of the biggest developments family law practitioners have seen in years? Bill C-78 amended three federal family laws: the Divorce Act, the Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act and the Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act. The coming into force of most of the amendments to …

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In April 2020, the Canadian Mental Health Association called for immediate action to avoid the potential of an "echo pandemic" of mental health issues resulting from COVID-19. In subsequent months, studies revealing dramatically increased rates of anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts among Canadians have indicated that the echo pandemic has become a devastating reality. At this critical …

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As Canadians increasingly turn to assisted human reproduction (AHR) procedures to help build their families, more lawyers need to ensure they have a basic understanding of this growing area of client need. Once the niche of only a handful of fertility law specialists, today lawyers in every practice area, including family law, estate planning, employment law and contract drafting, are …

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