Judge blasts warring parents who squandered $500,000 on custody battle

Justice Alex Pazaratz’s judgments are considered a must-read: His literary prowess can be traced back to his days as a newspaper intern before entering law school. A few of his compelling quotes: “Somehow, no matter how hard we try, we don’t seem to be getting the message out to separating parents: “Nasty doesn’t work. “Withholding … Continue reading Judge blasts warring parents who squandered $500,000 on custody battle

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW YOUR OPTIONS EARLY

The Impact of Family Mediation and Resource Centre’s (FMRC’s) Family Law Information Sessions (“FLIS”) YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW YOUR OPTIONS EARLY The Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario has established Mandatory Information Programs (MIPs) throughout family court locations across Ontario, providing attendees with general information about separation/divorce and the legal process. These … Continue reading YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW YOUR OPTIONS EARLY

Ten Tips for Success in Resolving Parenting Disputes

Ten Tips for Success in Resolving Parenting Disputes By Hon. Harvey Brownstone, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Be child-focused. Parents must learn to love their children more than they dislike each other. Children need peace more than their parents need to win. Make your child’s well-being the focal point of every discussion you have with your ex-partner. Before taking … Continue reading Ten Tips for Success in Resolving Parenting Disputes

Don’t allow a total stranger to make crucial decisions about your child

“AFTER FOURTEEN YEARS OF PRESIDING IN FAMILY COURT, ONE QUESTION HAS NEVER CEASED TO AMAZE ME: how can two parents who love their child allow a total stranger to make crucial decisions about their child’s living arrangements, health, education, extracurricular activities, vacation time and degree of contact with each parent? This question becomes more mind-boggling … Continue reading Don’t allow a total stranger to make crucial decisions about your child

What judges see in court

“What judges see in court is beyond belief and certainly more dramatic and gut-wrenching than any television show or movie. As any family law lawyer, judge, or litigant will tell you, family court litigation is expensive, time-consuming, unpredictable and highly stressful.” (Brownstone, 2009)

Family Dispute Resolution