Retroactive child support and D.B.S v S.R.G

  • December 09, 2019
  • Robynne B. Kazina

Family law lawyers are routinely approached by clients seeking a retroactive increase in the amount of child support and those defending such claims.

Family Law

Tell your clients about tax deductible fees

  • March 08, 2019
  • Beau Atkins

Certain legal fees incurred in pursuing claims for child support or spousal support payments are tax-deductible. If you practice family law in Canada, you owe a duty to clients pursuing such relief to help them obtain this deduction.

Family Law

Bill C-78 proposes changes to the way information is released

  • January 16, 2019
  • Katherine Batycky

Bill C-781 contains proposed changes to the Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act2 that would shorten its title and at the same time allow for more expansive use of that Act by individuals and provincial agencies that may already use the current Act.

Family Law

Family violence screening by Family Law lawyers

  • December 15, 2016
  • CBA Family Law Section and the Federal Provincial Territorial Ad Hoc Working Group on Family Violence

Family law lawyers are most often engaged by clients when families are experiencing great change, distress, or upheaval in their lives. Multiple factors may contribute to or exacerbate the client’s situation. The presence of certain circumstances, such as family violence, may be difficult for family law lawyers to detect.

Family Law