Tag Archives: family law

SCC Upholds Quebec Law Denying Common Law Partners From Receiving Spousal Support

Canada’s highest court, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC), has ruled that Quebec can continue to exclude separated common law couples from receiving spousal support. A majority found that the exclusion does violate the Charter right to equality, s. 15.…

Winkler calls for fresh approach with expanded mandatory mediation

Law Times       By Michael McKiernan | Publication Date: Monday, 20 September 2010 Ontario Chief Justice Warren Winkler wants to see a complete overhaul of the province’s family law system rather than more tinkering around the edges of…

Here comes the judge

Justice Harvey Brownstone is a legal eagle on a mission: to dispel myths about the Canadian justice system, particularly family law, and provide alternatives to heartache and potentially harmful litigation.Now Brownstone, author of the bestseller Tug of War: A Judge’s…

Here comes the judge Bestselling legal eagle to spread message online

Justice Harvey Brownstone is a legal eagle on a mission: to dispel myths about the Canadian justice system, particularly family law, and provide alternatives to heartache and potentially harmful litigation. Now Brownstone, author of the bestseller Tug of War: A…

Here comes the judge Bestselling legal eagle to spread message online

Justice Harvey Brownstone is a legal eagle on a mission: to dispel myths about the Canadian justice system, particularly family law, and provide alternatives to heartache and potentially harmful litigation. Now Brownstone, author of the bestseller Tug of War: A…

East Coast Custody Battle by Split Lesbian Couple

There is an interesting custody battle brewing in Vermont and Virginia that involves religion, same-sex unions, and artificial insemination. Janet Jenkins and Lisa Miller were joined in a civil union in Vermont in 2001. Miller later moved to Virginia in…

Back to Basics: ‘It’s not what happened that matters to the court, only what you can prove happened’

I hope that’s an accurate quote.  I tried to remember it exactly as I heard it last week in Hamilton where Justice Harvey Brownstone talked about his book, Tug of War.  While he had a lot of informative and entertaining…