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Tuesday, 30 August 2011 19:19

Offbeat Happenings in Family Law

It’s no surprise that relationship breakdowns can be accompanied by intense feelings, but these two recent articles showcase some of the more offbeat happenings in family law.  They also demonstrate that birthdays can be a particularly sensitive time post-separation for parents and children alike.In Quebec, an ex-husband recently made the news for dropping off a 20 ton boulder in his ex-wife’s driveway as a “birthday present”.  The ensuing police investigation might have put a damper…
Thursday, 25 August 2011 20:15

Mentoring Helps Young and Old

“Mentors pass knowledge on to next generation” reads the headline of the Lawyer’s Weekly July 15, 2011 issue.  The article, written by Mathew Chung of the Lawyer’s Weekly, interviews several lawyer’s committed to mentoring, including David Barrister’s associate, Kathryn Hendrikx.  “I think the biggest concern from a practitioner’s perspective is time, that mentoring will take a lot of time out of your day, your week, your month.  I don’t think that is true.  It doesn’t…
This is part 3 in a series of 3 articles.  Click here for Part 1 and Part 2.Parts I & II discussed general amendments, reviewed how a pension will be valued, and settlement options. Part III highlights some areas that have not been dealt with under Bill 133. What the Regulations Leave OutHybrid Pension PlansSome pension plans, such as hybrid plans, are not covered under the draft Regulations as they do not easily fit into…
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