Family law in Canada is a strange creature, inasmuch as it is both federally and provincially/territorially regulated. Federal law is restricted to the Divorce Act which, as the name indicates, only applies to people who are seeking a divorce. Obviously, Continue reading Ontario’s child support regime set to become more equitable
I am really happy I am not a CAS worker. Frankly, I don’t want the responsibility; I would be too afraid of making the wrong call. What if I removed kids from their home when it wasn’t really necessary? What Continue reading The state vs parents: the playing field is even less level for some than for others
When Jody (all names have been changed) left her partner, Dave, she took the kids, who were 8 and 4 years old, and figured that was all she had to do. After all, she had always been the one to Continue reading What really is in the best interests of children?
In a world in which we love to judge mothers for everything they do (or don’t do), it would be hard to top Agave, the main female character in the Anne Carson version of Euripides’ play Bakkhai (played, as pictured Continue reading Feminist reflections on motherhood: There’s nothing worse than a bad mother