Family Law

Child support disputes burgeoning

Laura Paris says courts can overrule termination language for adult child support. By Julius Melnitzer | January 5, 2023 As inflation persists and a recession hovers, disputes over child support, including its continuation past age 18, are burgeoning. “Child support, which is reviewable annually, has become a bigger issue with inflation as there’s no automatic cut-off […]

Bill Gates exclusive: announcing your divorce on Twitter?

By Julius Melnitzer | June 23, 2021 Bill and Melinda Gates are an inspiration to many. Class is all over them, including the way they handled the announcement of their separation on Twitter after 27 years of marriage. So why not follow one of today’s leading influencers and do the same thing? “When people are […]

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By Julius Melnitzer | June 1, 2021 CAN JUDGES CANCEL CHILD SUPPORT ARREARS RETROACTIVELY? On Friday, June 4, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) will determine whether courts can retroactively cancel child support arrears. The judgment in Colluci v. Colluci will consider whether doing so provides an incentive for payors to be delinquent. Related Article: […]

What to do about sharp rise in self-represented litigants

October 12, 2020 | By Julius Melnitzer Increased funding for legal aid to help with the dilemma of self-represented litigants (SRLs) isn’t in the cards — at least not anytime soon. “I and many others who have advocated more funding for legal aid just have to be realistic,” said professor Nicholas Bala of Queen’s University […]

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