Confidentiality of Family Mediation
January 6, 2022 | Miscellaneous
Family mediation is a form of private dispute prevention and resolution and is at the forefront of the civil justice system in Quebec with the reform of the Code of Civil Procedure in 2016. With the guidance of a certified mediator, the main objectives of family mediation are to allow each party to be heard, engage in conversation and to identify each parties’ respective position, all with the aim of reaching a mutually favourable agreement.
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What to do if your partner is suffering from an addiction
August 14, 2021 | Miscellaneous
Addiction is a major issue in many relationships, but it is rarely discussed out of shame. As the partner of a person who is suffering from addiction, it is important to note that sometimes, no matter your efforts,
pet custody
Who Keeps the Family Pet after a Divorce or Separation?
June 10, 2021 | Miscellaneous
A pet is often viewed as an integral and irreplaceable member of the family. Pet parents become emotionally attached to their pets. Even though these pets receive the same unconditional love and affection as any other family member,
Gender identity
June 9, 2021 | Miscellaneous
Gender identity is defined as one’s internal sense of self and their gender. Some people mentally identify with their assigned sex at birth, while others identify with a gender other than the one assigned at birth, whether is be male, female, non-binary or anything in-between.
Medically Assisted Procreation
Confidentiality of Medically Assisted Procreation: should it be lifted?
March 17, 2021 | Miscellaneous
In Quebec, the anonymity of sperm donors is protected. In accordance with article 542 of the Civil Code of Quebec, nominative information relating to the medically assisted procreation of a child is confidential.
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Happy International Women’s Day
March 8, 2021 | Miscellaneous
Today is a day to celebrate all women and men that came before us to give women a voice and presence in all aspects of our world. It is also a day to celebrate each other and everything we have accomplished.
The Psycholegal/Psychosocial Expertise Process in Quebec: What You Need to Know
December 2, 2020 | Miscellaneous
If you are new to the legal process in Quebec when it comes to family law, you probably are wondering why and if it is important to have an expert opinion in a family conflict.
Techniques to Develop Strong Parent/Teacher Relationship
September 23, 2020 | Miscellaneous
Throughout their lives, children spend much of their days with their teachers. Teachers and children build an important bond throughout their school year and kids often look up to their teachers as mentors and confidantes.
How Do I Establish Paternity and What Does It Mean?
September 11, 2020 | Miscellaneous
You may be asked to prove that your children are in fact yours, for example at customs at airport or crossing the border. Or if a child is born out of a relationship, the paternity may be uncertain.
Books to Start the Conversation on Anti-Racism
June 6, 2020 | Miscellaneous
Educating children about race is essential to strive for a world of equality and peace and it is never too early to educate and talk to your kids.
I am a grandparent: what are my rights?
May 5, 2020 | Miscellaneous
When discussing minor children, it is important to start off with Article 33 of the Civil Code of Quebec: “Every decision concerning a child shall be taken in light of the child’s interests and the respect of his/her rights”.
Homeschool survival tips
April 22, 2020 | Miscellaneous
You might have contemplated for years what you wanted to do when you grew up and for some, that debate may have even continued far into adulthood. Early on, I thought about being a teacher for a minute; I had a love for children, I was a young entrepreneur in babysitting, and I was a summer camp counsellor for many years. However, I decided to become a lawyer.
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