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In a child's best interest: the battle over equal custody parenting
In early 2014, Maurice Vellacott, a Conservative MP for Saskatoon, introduced a bill to amend Canada's Divorce Act of 1985. Bill C-560 aimed to implement a presumption of equal shared parenting
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New book details strategies for success in custody disputes
Toronto family lawyer Brian Ludmer is part of the team of experts behind a new book offering tips, resources and support to people engaged in high-conflict custody battles.
advocatedaily.com
Pension benefits extended to common-law spouses
The so-called Carrigan amendments to the Pension Benefits Act recently became law, highlighting the need to update estate plans after separation, and also providing an example of provincial government processes working properly, says Toronto family lawyer Brian Ludmer.
advocatedaily.com
Request for appointment of Children's Lawyer dismissed
The Ontario Court of Appeal has dismissed a motion requesting the assistance of a Children's Lawyer in an ongoing custody battle involving three young girls, says Toronto family lawyer Brian Ludmer, of LudmerLaw.
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Equal shared parenting bill edfeated
But proponent vows to keep pushing for Divorce Act changes.
Defeat of Bill C-560 is not going to stop proponents of ESP
While the defeat of Bill C-560 was a disappointing loss, the message behind the proposed legislation continues to thrive, says Toronto family lawyer Brian Ludmer.
advocatedaily.com
Parents denied access to kids continue to seek solutions
Despite settled jurisprudence and ample statutory remedies, difficulties in enforcing access to children continues to be a problem in search of a solution in family court, Toronto family lawyer Brian Ludmer writes in Lawyers Weekly.
advocatedaily.com
This Mother's Day, Think of the Kids
Mother's day is around the corner. For too many children whose families are restructuring all they want for the day to be happy is their father. They want their dream back. They want to be able to love both parents equally without guilt. We owe it to our children to put their rights, their best interests first.
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Social science research supports Bill C-560: Ludmer
The need for fundamental reform related to contested custody cases has been well documented, and Bill C-560, a private member's bill proposed by Conservative MP Maurice Vellacott, represents a reasonable, balanced approach to fixing the broken system, Toronto family lawyer Brian Ludmer writes in a Law Times commentary.
advocatedaily.com
Speaker's Corner: Time for Canada to embrace equal shared parenting
From the 1998 Senate special joint committee recommendations to the present, numerous reports and statements concerning the family law system have recognized the need for fundamental reform as it relates to contested custody cases.
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Bill C-560: Canada's solution to the divorce wars
In today's society, it appears that divorce court has become a battleground where children are fought over by parents competing to be the "primary" parent or to avoid being marginalized.
advocatedaily.com
Uncovering income like assembling a financial puzzle
Establishing the true income of a support payor is a common struggle in matrimonial proceedings, but with due diligence and the proper tools, it's possible to uncover close to a full financial picture, says Toronto family lawyer Brian Ludmer.
advocatedaily.com
Myths and Facts regarding Bill C-560
From the 1998 Canadian Senate special joint committee on child custody and access recommendations, to the present, numerous reports and statements concerning the family law system as it relates to contested custody cases have recognized the need for fundamental reform.


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