Barrie Hayes, Partner, Family Law

Statistics Canada has recently released an analytical paper addressing parenting and child support after separation or divorce. Highlights of the paper are as follows:

In 2011, approximately 5,000,000 Canadians had separated or divorced within the last 20 years. Of these, about one quarter currently had at least one child

Catherine Hyde – Paralegal

Tis the season, and no I don’t mean Christmas. You have made it through the winter activities ofbear meal.jpg hockey, figure skating, dance, music.  Now the days are getting warmer and longer. Your schedule though often becomes busier as you now have soccer, baseball, ball hockey.  There are wrap-up parties for your

By Lori L. Aylwin

One of the toughest issues we face in family law is the question of whether a parent can move their residence and “move forward” after separation when there are arrangements with another parent for access or when there is a shared residential arrangement. 

Here is a list of DO’s and DON’Ts

Catherine Hyde – Family Law Clerk

Summers in Barrie, Ontario have always been beautiful.  We live in a marvelous city with the beautiful Kempenfelt Bay at its centre.  I came from a siFamily on beachngle parent home and there was not much money.  Back in the 60’s every Sunday we walked from our home on Mulholland Drive

The breakdown of a relationship is always a stressful experience but the emotional impact is heightened when there are children involved and spouses are faced with making a decision about how they intend to parent their children going forward or, worse yet, they are faced with having a judge make that decision for them.  Once

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

There was recently a flurry of news coverage in Canada: and internationally:  reporting that a missing little girl from Manchester UK had been found in Quebec. The little girls’ story is a sad one, though similar tales have become more familiar and more widely reported in recent years. Pearl Gavaghan Da Massa was

FishingMy daughter, who lives in Yellowknife, recently sent some pictures of the family fishing in the Yellowknife River.  The picture to the right is that of my son-in-law and my granddaughter, who is 3 years old.  Both Father and daughter were enjoying the moment with the expectation of catching a fish on a beautiful summer day.  I