Losing My “Religion”

Custody battles might get more complicated, if such a thing is possible, thanks to what the Canadian government wants to do to religion. They don't intend to do anything to religion itself, of course, but section 1(7) of their proposed Bill C-78 amendments to the Divorce Act says the family law notion of "religion" will [...]

2018-12-15T17:37:03+00:00December 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Blowing Up Your Wedding Dress

Blowing up your wedding dress when your divorce is finalized raises several interesting questions. Would Collaborative Law have been a better option? What does it say about the issue of blame? And what does it say about the tailoring of the dress itself? Starting with the last of these, there is no indication whatsoever in [...]

2018-11-30T13:04:45+00:00November 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Dog’s Best Interests After Divorce

What should we do with a dog from a broken home? Under the law, the answer has traditionally been quite simple: dogs and other pets are property, in the same category as silverware and automobiles. A dog's best interests after divorce do not come into play — the only thing that matters is who has [...]

2018-10-16T12:27:46+00:00October 16th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

Fe/male Infertility

If you are a would-be father with infertility problems, you might be advised to lose weight, take antioxidant supplements, and wear freeze-pack underwear to cool the testicles. Such treatments may be indicated because, according to a recent article the The Daily Mail, more than half the cases where couples face infertility are due to the [...]

2018-09-20T13:27:07+00:00September 20th, 2018|Blog, Fertility Law|

Freeze eggs, stop time

Younger and younger women are freezing their eggs nowadays, according to a recent story in the New York Times. There are various reasons for this: the cost of the procedure has come down dramatically; many women want "insurance" against possible obstacles such as career and/or not finding the right partner in time; and the egg-freezing [...]

2018-09-11T19:14:42+00:00September 11th, 2018|Blog|

What is the price of an embryo?

What is the price of a human embryo? It depends. In some circumstances an embryo, once birthed, can trigger liability for child support. In other circumstances, as shown by a recent ground-breaking case from Ontario, it can be reduced to the status of "property" and dealt with accordingly -- as long as you're reimbursed for [...]

2018-08-14T21:24:13+00:00August 13th, 2018|Family Law, Fertility Law|

We’re Both Your Mama

Along with real life comes, amongst other things, questions and conundrums. For instance, a lesbian couple is embarking on having a child. One of the women (let's call her "Mary") will provide her egg to fertilize with donor sperm. The resulting embryo will then be implanted into her partner (let's call her "Jane") for gestation. [...]

2018-05-22T11:50:44+00:00May 22nd, 2018|Blog, Fertility Law|

New Parentage Law in Ontario

On January 2, 2017, a new parentage law will come into effect in Ontario. Known as Bill 28: All Families Are Equal Act, it is an amendment to the province's Children’s Law Reform Act. There are many new exciting changes as a result, including the following: A (sperm or ova) donor is not a parent [...]

2016-12-22T08:23:48+00:00December 22nd, 2016|Blog, Uncategorized|
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