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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 Family lawyers say Canada’s outdated tax laws are penalizing former spouses who enter shared parenting arrangements for the care of their children.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

2015 Speech by Senator Anne Cools

2017-08-30T18:57:07-07:00August 30th, 2017|Blog, Carey's Thoughts, Great Reads|

November 25, 2015 Speech by Senator Anne C. Cools Honoured guests, ladies and gentlemen, as a senator of 32 years, I am pleased to join you at the University of British Columbia.  Tonight I speak on children’s wellbeing, this vast subject that preoccupied my endeavours for decades.  I am touched by this moment’s link to

Divorce Culture

2017-08-15T11:43:27-07:00August 15th, 2017|Blog, Carey's Thoughts, Divorce Information|

Divorce culture has infected every institution in so-called Western societies. No longer are the pillars of family structure fully supported by established religions or the nation state. The always hungry capitalist economies have seduced women out of the home into the soul killing work forces. Displaced men are trained at tax payer expense to apprentice

From an alienated father

2017-03-30T13:49:28-07:00March 30th, 2017|Letters From Dads|

Good Evening. I just read your blog post and thought I would reach out. I am a now alienated father from 4 kids who is being crushed by a system that is supposed to act in the best interests of the kids. I lived in a fog for 20 years with a lady who I

Anger

2015-07-20T14:29:07-07:00July 20th, 2015|Divorce Information|

  The anger a father feels when he suddenly can’t see his children as much as he used to is universal and very understandable. No caring and nurturing parent can not experience that anger. The anger is at the mother of the children, at oneself and at the “system” which is seen as biased in

Representing Yourself In Court

2015-06-30T14:43:38-07:00June 30th, 2015|Divorce Information|

Everyone is familiar with the saying that a man representing himself in court has a fool for a client. I am here to tell you not to believe it! It doesn’t have to be true. As a young lawyer, I never bought into it. The legal profession, like all other professions, has successfully convinced government

Opposing Lawyer

2015-06-12T13:41:57-07:00June 12th, 2015|Family Law|

It is human nature to want to trust someone coming forward on behalf of your X offering to help resolve problems which have vexed you for some time. When that person is her lawyer be careful not to fall into one of two possible situations: The lawyer may seem to be a really good, polite,