Monthly Archives: November 2009

Same-Sex Couples: When Divorce Isn’t An Option

Since 1995, same-sex couples have had full marriage rights in Canada.  Since these rights are not available in many U.S. states, American couples have travelled to Canada to get married.  So far so good. What happens, though, in the event … Continue reading

Posted in Family Law | Tagged | 1 Comment Publishes 300th Issue of “Weekly” recently published the 300th issue of The Weekly.  The web version of the Weekly is here. The Weekly began 13 years ago under the guidance of Founding Editor John Helie.  Over time, the newsletter became a bi-weekly and … Continue reading

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Read her lips: it’s confidential!

A lesson on mediation confidentiality for the uninformed: (H/T: Victoria Pynchon)

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Should I vaccinate my child against pandemic H1N1 Flu?

The challenges such a decision pose are compounded in the case of separated or divorced parents who share custody.  “Custody”, in this jurisdiction at least, is construed as authority to make major decisions in four areas of a child’s life: … Continue reading

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Mediation Outreach

For all of us who explain how we do mediation in our opening statements to clients, we know that the process is not the best known in the land. It is to be hoped that “Facing Kate”, a new TV … Continue reading

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Death Penalty World Map

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