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5 Tips for Finding a Family Lawyer That’s the Right Fit for Your Unique Situation
With hundreds of lawyers serving the residents of Niagara, selecting someone to help you navigate your legal matters can feel like an overwhelming task. Fortunately, […]
“Getting the Most out of Family Mediation”: A Free Family Mediation Guide for Clients!
Going through a separation can be confusing. Many couples assume that their case will ultimately be settled by lawyers or by going to court, but […]
Combining Mediation and Unbundled Legal Services to Provide Greater Access to Justice
The following article originally appeared in the July 25, 2014 issue of The Lawyers Weekly, published by LexisNexis Canada Inc. It was inspired by the writings of Kari […]
How University of Toronto Alumni and Students are Changing Family Law
Sharon Silbert was recently featured in an article in the University of Toronto Faculty of Law‘s Nexus Magazine about the ways in which the practice […]
Family Mediation Basics
Ontario’s Ministry of the Attorney General has created a helpful list of questions and answers about family mediation for individuals looking to understand its basic […]
Some Benefits of Staying Out of Court
I’m pleased to be quoted on the Advocate Daily website, talking about some of the benefits of out-of-court resolutions for families going through transitions. Here […]
Family Mediation on the Other Side of the World
At the beginning of this month, New Zealand took a big step towards transforming its family justice system. In order to move away from the […]
What’s a Retainer?
A retainer is essentially a deposit towards the cost of legal services. It is an amount paid to our firm in trust, for deposit to your credit in the firm’s trust account, and it will be applied periodically towards accounts for legal services and disbursements when accounts are delivered.
Timing is Everything
One factor that can have a tremendous impact on the way a separation plays out is timing. It is quite common for a couple that splits to have one person who has been contemplating separation for a long time, and another for whom the decision to break up is much more recent, or even imposed on them against their will.
Family Mediation Myths
If you are considering using mediation to help you resolve the issues related to your separation, you may have encountered some of the following misconceptions […]