Tag Archives: Vaughan Family Lawyer

Learn How to Keep Your Composure with Financial Disclosure

< img src=women.png alt= Stack of financial recordersWhat is Financial Disclosure? Are contemplating a separation or divorce? One of the most important procedural steps you can anticipate is the exchange of full and frank financial disclosure. Family law legislation requires both parties to have sworn financial statements including supporting documentation. The forms needed for this process depend on whether the resolution of issues includes both property and support considerations, … Continue Reading

It’s back to school time!

This can be an exciting time for some kids and maybe a bit upsetting for others.  For parents that are separated, it can be an especially stressful time.  Questions come up about how much time the children should be spending with each parent or how the school holidays and PA days are going to be … Continue Reading

Timely Cost Effective Resolution of Family Law Matters

Do you want your family law issues resolved in a timely and cost-effective manner? Who doesn’t?  Everyone wants to get the door closed on their past and move forward with their new life. We get it. At Galbraith Family Law, we are dedicated to the resolution of family law matters in a timely and cost … Continue Reading

Barrie Divorce Lawyer Explains Parental Alienation

WHAT IS PARENTAL ALIENATION AND WHY IS IT SO BAD? There is an old African proverb that states “when two elephants fight it is the grass under their feet that suffers”. Similarly, when parents fight over custody and access of their children after a separation it is the children that suffer. In many cases the parents … Continue Reading

Divorce Depression and Grief

I just read an amazing blog by "The Jolly Mama". It is an amazingly honest description of the emotional struggles of separation and divorce from someone going through it. The title of her blog entry is "Kubler-Ross and My Life Lately" and here is a quote from it. What does any of this have to … Continue Reading

Divorce Gift Certificates??

Daniel Clement pointed out in his blog that a UK law firm is actually selling gift certificates for a consultation with a divorce lawyer. What do you think of that? … the gift of divorce!!  Here are the top ten uses I have come up with so far, just for laughs, with suggestions on what to … Continue Reading

Tiger Woods: Why Did You Do It?

Tiger Woods has become the focus of much ridicule recently as a result of his admission to having had extra-marital relations.  One publication suggests Tiger had 14 mistresses over the course of his short marriage. Wow! That’s a lot! Some have focused on Tiger being caught as a result of his use of text messages. This … Continue Reading

Tearful Good-byes

I shed a tear and held back a million of them. Have you ever had a moment like that? Maybe it was when you dropped off your son or daughter to daycare for the first time… or said good-bye on the first day of school, trying your best to show a brave face… or the … Continue Reading

Why I Practice Family Law

Have you ever had someone need your help and you were able to help them? Maybe it was something big like saving someone’s life… or maybe it was something small like helping someone lift their heavy bag into the overhead bin. Maybe a friend didn’t know how to get their little one to sleep at … Continue Reading

Gay Marriage and Gay Divorce

Gays in many of the states in the U.S. cannot get married unlike gay couples in Canada. In Canada, gays have all the same rights as heterosexual couples when it comes to marriage and divorce. The law in Canada was changed in 2005. The law varies from state to state. Marriage licenses are issued in … Continue Reading

Is Your Divorce Driving You Crazy?

Are you going through a divorce? Do you sometimes feeling like you are losing your mind? Maybe you can’t concentrate or you are constantly feeling like you are about to cry? Maybe you are drinking too much? Or working too hard? Or shopping too much? Maybe you have been willing to try anything to cope and … Continue Reading

Scheduling Events When Divorced

Have you been unaware of an upcoming school event (like the Christmas concert) or an extracurricular event because your spouse forgot to tell you? Isn’t it frustrating? And disappointing? It’s also embarrassing when you drop the ball and forget to pass on important information. Scheduling events, holidays and other activities for children can be difficult for any family, … Continue Reading

Deciding Whether to Vaccinate for H1N1

We are experiencing a pandemic of H1N1 influenza worldwide. As a result, governments around the world are asking everyone to become vaccinated. Kysa Crusco of New Hampshire has recently done an excellent blog about this issue from an American perspective. Parents everywhere are wondering  "should I vaccinate my child?"  My own opinion is that the … Continue Reading

Ten Reasons a Pre-Nuptial Agreement May Be Unenforceable

Dick Price, in his recent blog, lists ten reasons why a pre-nuptial agreement might not be enforceable. He quotes Stephen Worrall from his blog. An "unenforceable" agreement means it’s not worth the paper it’s written on! The courts will not enforce the terms of the agreement. You should use the agreement to start a fire … Continue Reading

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

I just returned from an amazing conference of the IACP held in Minneapolis. It was a fantastic learning opportunity and chance to meet some of the best collaborative practitioners from around the world. I believe there were about 550 people in attendance, 48 of whom were from outside of North America. The outgoing president is Canadian Nancy … Continue Reading

Interview with Nancy Newton of Rainbows

Nancy Newton is the Executive Director of Rainbows. It is described on their website as "an international not-for-profit organization that fosters emotional healing among children grieving a loss from a life-altering crisis. These losses, among others, include separation, divorce, death, incarceration and foster care." I believe Rainbows really helps kids deal with the emotional journey … Continue Reading

Why Dads Suffer in Court

Susan Piggs recently had an excellent article in the Toronto Star entitled "Divorced Dads Can’t Catch a Break" . She outlines the many grievances of fathers who feel mistreated by the Ontario Court system. It’s sad to read the stories of so many aggrieved fathers. Many of these fathers believe that judges are intentionally against … Continue Reading

Supervised Access is an Option

Supervised access means that  access to the children can only occur in the presence of someone else. The purpose is to ensure that the children will be safe. There are supervised access centers run by the government that will provide supervised access at their facilities in some cities including Barrie. Often the supervisor is a … Continue Reading

Suing for Pain and Suffering in a Separation

Damages for pain and suffering were awarded in  a recent case called McLean v. Danicic and McDermott. Yes "pain and suffering". She was awarded $15,000.00. Do you know any divorce or separation that did not involve a lot of pain and suffering? Does that mean everyone will be able to sue for damages? The simple … Continue Reading
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