Family Law Resources

Books

What Happens Next: Information for Kids About Separation and Divorce, published by Department of Justice, Canada – www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/family

Tug of War: A Judge’s Verdict on Separation, Custody Battles, and the Bitter Realities of Family Court, by Justice Harvey Brownstone, ECW Press, 2009

Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement without Giving In, Roger Fisher and William Ury, Penguin Books, 1991

Difficult Conversations, Roger Fisher and Bruce Patton, Penguin Books, 1999

Links

Child Support Information

http://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/family/divorce/support/default.asp

Child Support Calculator

https://www.mysupportcalculator.ca/

CPP Credit Splitting

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/publicpensions/cpp/cpp-split-credits.html

Family Responsibility Office

http://mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/familyresponsibility/index.aspx

Marriage Certificates

https://www.ontario.ca/page/how-get-copy-ontario-marriage-certificate-online

Marriage License

http://www.forms.ssb.gov.on.ca/mbs/ssb/forms/ssbforms.nsf/FormDetail?OpenForm&ACT=RD%20R&TAB=PROFILE&ENV=WWE&NO=007-11018E

Divorce Certificates

https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/family/divorce/documentation/

Spousal Support Information

http://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/family/divorce/support/spousal.asp

Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines

http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/fl-df/spousal-epoux/ssag-ldfpae.html

Pension Valuations

http://fsco.gov.on.ca/en/pensions/Family-Law/Pages/familylawforms.aspx

Insurance Support Payments

Pension Valuation Information

http://fsco.gov.on.ca/en/pensions/Family-Law/Pages/familylawforms.aspx

Canada Pension Plan and Division of Credits

http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eforms/forms/sc-isp-1901a(2013-07-31)e.pdf

RRSP Transfer Information

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pbg/tf/t2220/

Canada Revenue Agency – T1213 – Request to Reduce Tax Deductions at Source for Year(s)

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pbg/tf/t1213/README.html

Vehicle Transfer Information

http://www.ontario.ca/faq/how-do-i-transfer-ownership-vehicle-family-member

Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade

Information on the Office of the Children’s Lawyer (OCL)

http://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/family/ocl/

Information on the Family Responsibility Office (FRO)

http://mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/familyresponsibility/index.aspx

Counseling, Support and Peer Groups

Career Services

Domestic Violence

Child and Family Advocates

Collaborative Family Law

www.collabfamilylaw.com

Cases

Parenting

  1. Gordon v. Goertz, 1996 CanLII 191 (S.C.C.) (mobility, best interests of the child, variation of custody and access orders, material change of circumstances)
  2. Young v. Young, 1993 CanLII 34 (S.C.C.) (religion, rights of an access parent, best interests of the child)
  3. Kaplanis v. Kaplanis, 2005 CanLII 1625 (Ont. C.A.) (joint custody, best interests of the child)
  4. Ladisa v. Ladisa, 2005 CanLII 1627 (Ont. C.A.) (joint custody, best interests of the child)
  5. Linton v. Clarke, 1994 CanLII 7380 (Ont. Div. Ct.) (assessments)

Child Support

  1. S.(D.B.) v. G.(S.R.), 2006 SCC 37 (S.C.C.) (retroactive child support)
  2. Lewi v. Lewi, 2006 CanLII 15446 (Ont. C.A.) (child support for adult children)
  3. Park v. Thompson, 2005 CanLII 14132 (Ont. C.A.) (adult children)
  4. Francis v. Baker, 1999 CanLII 659 (S.C.C.) (section 4 of the Guidelines)
  5. R. v. R., 2002 CanLII 41875 (Ont. C.A.) (section 4 of the Guidelines)
  6. Contino v. Leonelli-Contino, 2005 SCC 63 (S.C.C.) (child support where both parents have the children more than 40% of the time)
  7. Chartier v. Chartier, 1999 CanLII 707 (S.C.C.) (child support payable by a step parent)
  8. Ewing v. Ewing, 2009 ABCA 227 (Atla. C.A.), application for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada pending (section 4 of the Guidelines)
  9. Tauber v. Tauber, 2000 CanLII 5747 (Ont. C.A.) (section 4 of the Guidelines)
  10. Tauber v. Tauber, 2001 CanLII 28234 (Ont. S.C.J.) (section 4 of the Guidelines and spousal support)

Spousal Support

  1. Miglin v. Miglin, 2003 SCC 24 (S.C.C.) (spousal support in the face of spousal support release)
  2. Fisher v. Fisher, 2008 ONCA 11 (Ont. C.A.) (the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines)
  3. Bracklow v. Bracklow, 1999 CanLII 715 (S.C.C.) (entitlement to spousal support)
  4. Boston v. Boston, 2001 SCC 43 (S.C.C.) (pensions and “double dipping”)
  5. Willick v. Willick, 1994 CanLII 29 (S.C.C.) (variation of support orders, material change in circumstances)
  6. Moge v. Moge, 1992 CanLII 25 (S.C.C.) (entitlement to spousal support, objectives of spousal support, self-sufficiency)

Property

  1. Stone v. Stone, 2001 CanLII 24110 (Ont. C.A.) (equalization of net family property, unequal division of net family property)
  2. Rawluk v. Rawluk, 1990 CanLII 152 (S.C.C.) (equalization of net family property, resulting trusts, constructive trusts)
  3. Peter v. Beblow, 1993 CanLII 126 (S.C.C.) (constructive trusts)
  4. Best v. Best, 1999 CanLII 700 (S.C.C.) (valuation of pensions)
  5. Serra v. Serra, 2009 ONCA 105 (Ont. C.A.) (unequal division of net family property)
  6. Levan v. Levan, 2008 ONCA 388 (Ont. C.A.) (setting aside domestic contracts, unequal division of net family property)
  7. von Czieslik v. Ayuso, 2007 ONCA 305 (Ont. C.A.) (unequal divisions of net family property)

Marriage Contracts

  1. Hartshorne v. Hartshorne, 2004 SCC 22 (S.C.C.)
  2. Levan v. Levan, 2008 ONCA 388 (Ont. C.A.)

Separation Agreements and Disclosure Obligations

  1. Rick v. Brandsema, 2009 SCC 10 (S.C.C.)
  2. Marinangeli v. Marinangeli, 2003 CanLII 27673 (Ont. C.A.)

Summary Judgment

  1. Aguonie v. Galion Solid Waste Management Inc., 1998 CanLII 954 (Ont. C.A.)
  2. Dawson v. Rexcroft Storage, 1998 CanLII 4831 (Ont. C.A.)

Interim Costs and Disbursements

  1. British Columbia (Minister of Forests) v. Okanagan Indian Band, 2003 SCC 71 (S.C.C.)
  2. Biddle v. Biddle, 2005 CanLII 7660 (Ont. S.C.J.)

Partition and Sale

  1. Latcham v. Latcham, 2002 CanLII 44960 (Ont. C.A.)
  2. Silva v. Silva (1990), 1 O.R. (3d) 436 (Ont. C.A.)
  3. Martin v. Martin (1992), 8 O.R. (3d) 41 (Ont. C.A.)
  4. Batler v. Batler (1988), 67 O.R. (2d) 355 (Ont. H.C.)

Occupation Rent

  1. Griffiths v. Zambosco, 2001 CanLII 24097 (Ont. C.A.)
  2. Higgins v. Higgins, 2001 CanLII 28223 (Ont. S.C.J.)

Trust Doctrines

  1. Rathwell v. Rathwell, [1978] 2 S.C.R. 436 (S.C.C.)
  2. Rawluk v. Rawluk, 1990 CanLII 152 (S.C.C.)
  3. Sorochan v. Sorochan, 1986 CanLII 23 (S.C.C.)
  4. Pettkus v. Becker, 1980 CanLII 22 (S.C.C.)
  5. Peter v. Beblow, 1993 CanLII 126 (S.C.C.)
  6. Wylie v. Leclair, 2003 CanLII 49737 (Ont. C.A.)
  7. Bell v. Bailey, 2001 CanLII 11608 (Ont. C.A.)
  8. Campbell v. Campbell, 1999 CanLII 2294 (Ont. C.A.)
  9. Kerr v. Baranow [2011] S.C.J. No. 10

Preservation Orders

  1. Lasch v. Lasch, (1988), 13 R.F.L. (3d) 434 (Ont. H.C.J.)
  2. Bronfman v. Bronfman, 2000 CanLII 22710 (Ont. S.C.J.)

Prejudgment and Postjudgment Interest

  1. Debora v. Debora, 2006 CanLII 40663 (Ont. C.A.)
  2. Burgress v. Burgress, 1995 CanLII 8950 (Ont. C.A.)
  3. Levan v. Levan, 2008 ONCA 288 (Ont. C.A.), application for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed 2008 CanLII 54724 (S.C.C.)

Costs

  1. Serra v. Serra, 2009 ONCA 395 (Ont. C.A.)
  2. Islam v. Rahman, 2007 ONCA 622 (Ont. C.A.)
  3. M.(A.C.) v. M.(D), 2003 CanLII 18880 (Ont. C.A.)
  4. Boucher v. Public Accountants Council for Ontario, 2004 CanLII 14579 (Ont. C.A.)
  5. Biant v. Sagoo, 2001 CanLII 28137 (Ont. S.C.J.)

Motions

  1. Rosen v. Rosen, 2005 CanLII 480 (Ont. S.C.) (Motion before a Case Conference & Urgency)

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