In a recent case out of Ontario, Alsawwah v Afifi, 2020 ONSC 2883 (which was heard by the Ontario Superior Court via videoconference) the Court started out by quoting the famous American trial lawyer, Louis Nizer, who […]
We are all by now very used to making sure our hands are clean, literally, but did you know there is “Clean Hand Doctrine” in court, wherein a litigant should come to court with figurative clean hands?
A Separation Agreement is a legally binding contract with your former spouse that sets out the resolution of issues arising from the breakdown of the relationship. A Separation Agreement can form the basis of a divorce judgment, provided […]
In 2018, a 69-year old man in the Netherlands, Emile Ratelband, brought a lawsuit to change his birth date by 20 years to avoid, in his words, age discrimination. In TV and other press appearances prior to his […]
If you are in Canada but divorced in another country, Canada will most likely recognize the foreign divorce that was granted (with some limited exceptions). Section 22 of the Divorce Act declares that a divorce granted pursuant to […]