When I practised law in the mid to late 1990s, most of my clients were women leaving abusive relationships who were involved with family court. My main job, of course, was to provide them with legal representation, and I did Continue reading Surviving family court
On May 22, federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould announced Bill C-78, which contains significant changes to the Divorce Act. These changes, when passed, will be the first overhaul of divorce laws in Canada in 20 years. Intended to increase the Continue reading Here we go again. . .
In the late 1980s, a new phrase started to pop up in American and then Canadian family courts: parental alienation syndrome (PAS). Originally coined by American psychiatrist Richard Gardner, the term was used to describe situations where one parent intentionally Continue reading Alienating children or protecting them?
When Tina Turner belted out “What’s love got to do with it?” in 1984, she had left her relationship with the abusive Ike Turner behind her. However, reports of their divorce indicate she also left behind much of her financial Continue reading What’s law got to do with it?