Family Law

Tax law hurts former spouses who share parenting

2018-07-05T18:55:08-07:00July 5th, 2018|Family Law|

June 18, 2018|Written By Michael McKiernan John Schuman says the family law bar is still reeling from the Tax Court of Canada’s judgment in Harder v. The Queen. Family lawyers say Canada’s outdated tax laws are penalizing former spouses who enter shared parenting arrangements for the care of their children. Section 118(5) of the federal Income

Biological dads score win at Florida Supreme Court on antiquated rule

2018-07-05T10:10:53-07:00July 5th, 2018|Family Law|   Biological dads score win at Florida Supreme Court on antiquated rule local By Jane Musgrave - Palm Beach Post Staff Writer 2 Christopher Farrell holds his infant son in October 2015. Updated: 12:07 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2018 |  Posted: 11:32 p.m. Thursday, June 28, 2018 WEST PALM BEACH — A Loxahatchee

I have never met a dead beat dad

2017-04-02T14:21:37-07:00April 2nd, 2017|Blog, Carey's Thoughts, Family Law|

In 40 years of family law I have never met a dead beat dad, if by “dead beat” one means a father who willfully and with intent is underemployed for the sole purpose of avoiding child support. What I have seen are legions of fathers whose changing circumstances prevent them from earning what they would

Divorced parents who pit children against former partners ‘guilty of abuse’

2017-02-13T19:22:58-08:00February 13th, 2017|Divorce Information, Family Law, Parental Alienation|

I have been maintaining for years that a parent who alienates a child against the other parent is guilty of child abuse. At best it should be a criminal offense, no different from a parent willfully breaking the arm of a their child. At the least it should be grounds for government agencies to remove the