A Trial Management Conference is a procedural appearance which takes place after a Settlement Conference has been held and the Family Court Application remains unsettled.

The purposes of the Trial Management Conference include:

a)    Exploring the chances of settling the case;

b)    Arranging to receive evidence by written report and agreed statements of facts, by

By Jodi Armstrong

When you are already in a stressful situation, and perhaps feeling a little overwhelmed by the issues that have arisen as a result of your separation, it would be nice, I am sure, to have a clear understanding of the meaning of the words that we family law lawyers tend to throw

Catherine Hyde, Family Law Clerk.

reindeer.jpgThe commercials have already started advertising the upcoming Christmas season, displaying those warm fuzzy families.  Now that you are separated or divorced, you can’t help but wonder how you can still have the best Christmas for yourself and your children.

Even though it is still just over a month away, it

By Evelyn Thompson, Family Law Clerk

I recently attended a Mandatory Information Program session, also known as a “MIP”.  I was on a fact-finding mission.  I wanted to experience, first-hand, the basic information that is given to both parties so I might better prepare my clients as to what they could expect.  What surprised me

By Douglas J. Manning, Partner, Certified Specialist in Family Law

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision has re-affirmed the principle that if a support payor’s income increases and they fail to reveal this information to the support recipient then they are in jeopardy of having their support obligation increased retroactively so as to result