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Think Twice Before Posting About Your Children Online!

Think Twice Before Posting About Your Children Online!

Have you ever heard of “sharenting” or “oversharenting”? These relatively new terms combine the words “oversharing” and “parenting” to describe the actions…

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Canada Day 2024

Canada Day 2024

On the Occasion of Canada Day 2024 our Offices will be closed Monday July 1st , we will be opened for normal business hours on .Tuesday July 2nd Enjoy the Holiday!

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Fetes Jean Baptiste 2024

Fetes Jean Baptiste 2024

On the Occasion of Fetes Jean Baptiste 2024 our Offices will be closed on Monday June 24th,, we will be opened for normal business hours on Tuesday June 25th Enjoy the Holiday!

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Can you get your child the care they need without the other parent’s consent?

Can you get your child the care they need without the other parent’s consent?

According to a Statistics Canada study, family violence in Quebec rose 29% between 2014 and 2022. Family violence can have physical, emotional, and behavioural impacts on children, even if they don’t…

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Victoria Day Weekend – Our Opening Hours

Victoria Day Weekend – Our Opening Hours

We will be closed for the holiday on Monday May 20th. Enjoy a safe long weekend!  

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$278,000?for a Wrong Medical Diagnosis

$278,000?for a Wrong Medical Diagnosis

Many people are afraid of getting a wrong medical diagnosis. Sixteen years ago, a Montrealer received $278,000 for getting wrongly diagnosed with terminal cancer. In 2008, a 41-year-old Montrealer was…

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Language Legislation: Does Your Website Comply?

Language Legislation: Does Your Website Comply?

Since June 2022, new rules regarding the language of commerce in Quebec are in effect. Enterprises must now ensure that their websites are available in French, unless they fall under an exception to the…

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Easter Hours

Easter Hours

Please note our Holiday Hours: Friday - March 29th - Closed Monday - April 1st - Open Happy Easter / Joyeuses Pâques

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For the Reduction of Armed Violence in Montreal

For the Reduction of Armed Violence in Montreal

As of February 19, the RENFORT hotline had received 89 calls in six months, which represents less than four calls a week. RENFORT is a free and confidential telephone service offering support to Montreal…

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All You Need Is Love: Our Valentine’s Day Quiz

All You Need Is Love: Our Valentine’s Day Quiz

February 14th is Valentine’s Day, a great time to show (or confess) your love in all kinds of ways. But beware of sticky situations or falling foul of the law. Take our quiz to know what to…

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Now on Lawfirms1 and Best Lawyers for 2024

Now on Lawfirms1 and Best Lawyers for 2024

Best lawyers and Lawfirms1 We are pleased to announce thst we are once again part of this group for 2024 Also this year we have joined LawFirms1, our listing czn be found HERE

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Your Legal Horoscope: Another Way of Looking at the Law

Your Legal Horoscope: Another Way of Looking at the Law

For Éducaloi’s final Angle Droit radio show of 2023, one of our contributors decided to do things a little differently. She came up with a legal horoscope for the New Year! Éducaloi…

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Our Holiday Hours

Our Holiday Hours

Our Holiday Hours Monday, December 25th, and December 26th, closed. Monday January 1st, 2024 closed.

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Stopping a Trial: What is a Stay of Proceedings

Stopping a Trial: What is a Stay of Proceedings

In April 2022, the Superior Court ordered a stay of proceedings against Jacques Delisle. Ten years ago, this former judge was convicted of the premeditated murder of his wife. The Court found that the…

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Autumn Leaves : And Other Possible Legal Issues!

Autumn Leaves : And Other Possible Legal Issues!

Autumn has arrived. Leaves are changing colour and falling. But what if they’re from your neighbour’s tree and falling in your yard? Whose job is it to pick them up? How about if it’s…

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Law 101: A Short Quiz

Law 101: A Short Quiz

Purchases, professional fees, contracts… the law is everywhere in our daily lives and in the news, whether we realize it or not. Take this short legal quiz to help you find answers to some of the…

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Canadian News Now Banned from Some Social Media Channels

Canadian News Now Banned from Some Social Media Channels

It’s official: Canadian Internet users can no longer share news on Facebook and Instagram. If they try to share news articles, they’ll be greeted by an error message stating that the post’s…

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Demystifying the Nomination of Judges

Demystifying the Nomination of Judges

Judges have been in the news lately. Justice Russell Brown resigned from the Supreme Court of Canada recently, and Quebec Justice Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette recently named two judges to the Court of…

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Canada Day 2023

Canada Day 2023

On the Occasion of Canada Day 2023 our Offices will be closed Friday June 30th , we will be opened for normal business hours on Monday July 3rd Enjoy the Holiday!

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Fetes Jean Baptiste 2023

Fetes Jean Baptiste 2023

On the Occasion of Fetes Jean Baptiste 2023 our Offices will be closed on Friday June 23rd,, we will be opened for normal business hours on Monday, June 26th Enjoy the Holiday!

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Top 5 Civil Code Rules You Probably Don’t Know

Top 5 Civil Code Rules You Probably Don’t Know

The Civil Code of Québec gives Quebecers rules to live by in many areas of everyday life, including property ownership, marriage, and contracts. Some of these rules are well-known, but…

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Home-Grown Cannabis in Quebec: End of a Legal Saga

Home-Grown Cannabis in Quebec: End of a Legal Saga

The legal saga concerning the right of Quebecers to grow cannabis at home has just taken a new turn. It was legal for a while, then made illegal. The law declaring it illegal was contested all the way…

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Happy Easter -- Our Opening Hours

Happy Easter -- Our Opening Hours

Please note our Holiday Hours: Friday - April 7th - Closed Monday - April 10th - Open Happy Easter / Joyeuses Pâques

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Three Years Into COVID-19: The Pandemic Through the Eyes of Courts

Three Years Into COVID-19: The Pandemic Through the Eyes of Courts

March 13, 2020. The Quebec government declares a public health emergency. Without knowing it, we are living through the first moments of a pandemic that does not yet have a name. Three years later, the…

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New Quebec bill aims to protect mothers and their children born of sexual assault

New Quebec bill aims to protect mothers and their children born of sexual assault

By Annabelle Olivier  Global News Posted February 23, 2023 5:04 pm  Updated February 23, 2023 6:15 pm Justice Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette tabled a new bill at the Quebec legislature…

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Curatorship becomes tutorship

Curatorship becomes tutorship

Watch out, curators! Your title changed on November 1, 2022: you’re now a tutor. With this change in title come some changes in power and responsibilities. Do you know what they are? Curatorship…

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Watch Out for Hidden Fees While Shopping!

Watch Out for Hidden Fees While Shopping!

Have you ever seen a really good price advertised in store or online, only to be surprised by extra fees at the checkout? Most hidden fees are illegal according to Quebec’s consumer protection law!…

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Holiday Opening Hours

Holiday Opening Hours

Our holiday hours are: December 23 we are open until 12:30pm December 26 and 27 we are closed December 28 and 29 we are open 9:00 am to 5:00pm December 30 we are open until 12:30pm January 2 and 3 we…

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Protecting Vulnerable People: 3 Major Changes to Better Protect You

Protecting Vulnerable People: 3 Major Changes to Better Protect You

For someone who is vulnerable or ageing, just paying a bill can be challenging. On November 1, the rules for protective supervision changed. This change in the law is both cultural and structural:…

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Snow Removal Contracts: Have you Read the Fine Print?

Snow Removal Contracts: Have you Read the Fine Print?

Like it or not, winter’s around the corner. If you’ll be signing a snow-removal contract, here’s some things to look out for. A written contract is clearest An old saying goes “a…

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Can You Face Charges in Canada for a Crime Committed Outside the Country?

Can You Face Charges in Canada for a Crime Committed Outside the Country?

It’s sometimes said that “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”. But is that actually true? Can a Canadian who commits a crime in another country just forget about it once they’re…

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Plane Passenger Rights: Lost, Delayed, or Damaged Baggage

Plane Passenger Rights: Lost, Delayed, or Damaged Baggage

Flights and baggage handling are chaotic this summer. You have the right to compensation when your checked baggage arrives late or damaged—or never arrives at all! When Does an Airline Have to Compensate…

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Are Electric Scooters Legal?

Are Electric Scooters Legal?

Though it may be hard to believe as they whiz by when you’re walking on the sidewalk or crossing the street, riding an electric scooter is generally illegal in Quebec. In fact, riders may even face…

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Quebec adopts sweeping family law reform with changes for non-binary people, kids' rights

Quebec adopts sweeping family law reform with changes for non-binary people, kids' rights

QUEBEC CITY -  People who do not consider themselves men or women will now be able to legally check the 'X' box on official documents provided by the Quebec government, without having to…

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Minimum Wage: A Few Reminders

Minimum Wage: A Few Reminders

On May 1st, the standard minimum wage will increase from $13.50 to $14.25 an hour. But there are some rules you might not know. 1. Workers who get tips The minimum wage is lower if you work in a restaurant,…

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Happy Easter - Easter Hours

Happy Easter - Easter Hours

Please note our Holiday Hours: Friday - April 15th - Closed Monday - April 18th - Closed Happy Easter / Joyeuses Pâques

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The Pay Equity Act: Where are we at 25 Years Later?

The Pay Equity Act: Where are we at 25 Years Later?

The Pay Equity Act aims to provide women and men with equal salaries for comparable work. Since its introduction in Quebec in 1997, the salary gap has narrowed by 8%. Here’s a look at…

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Leaving your spouse? Here's a trick for how to share custody of your pets

Leaving your spouse? Here's a trick for how to share custody of your pets

If you're the parent of a fur baby thinking of leaving your spouse, you may want to consider the kind of custody agreement you're willing to live with, with your soon-to-be-ex. According to the…

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Three Things to Know about Harassment in the Workplace

Three Things to Know about Harassment in the Workplace

You probably have some idea what types of behaviour constitute psychological or sexual harassment in the workplace, but you may not know what the law provides. Here are three things to…

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Holiday Hours 2021

Holiday Hours 2021

Our Holiday Hours are as follows Closed early on the 24th at 12pm Closed – December 27th Closed Early on the 30th at 12pm Closed on January 3rd Happy Holidays to all

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Travelling Alone With Your Child to the United States

Travelling Alone With Your Child to the United States

The land border between Canada and the United States reopened on November 8 for non-essential travel. You may want to take advantage of this opportunity to travel with your children. But can you leave…

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What If #FreeBritney Happened in Quebec?

What If #FreeBritney Happened in Quebec?

The American singer Britney Spears recently made headlines for trying to break free from the control that her father has been exercising over her business and her personal life for the past…

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Someone Shared My Intimate Photo!

Someone Shared My Intimate Photo!

Your new crush asked for a pic and you sent it. Now, it’s online and being shared on social media. Is it your fault? You decide! It doesn’t matter if you sent the photo or not. The answer…

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5 Things to Know Before You Head to the Garage

5 Things to Know Before You Head to the Garage

Don’t know much about mechanics? Are you worried that your mechanic might inflate their invoice or make unnecessary repairs? Read this article to learn about your rights!   …

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Going Standup Paddleboarding? Here’s the rules!

Going Standup Paddleboarding? Here’s the rules!

Standup paddleboards (SUPs) have been growing in popularity in recent years. However, just like with canoes and kayaks, there are certain rules you need to know before you take one out! Lifejackets You…

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Picnics in the Park: What’s Allowed and What’s Not?

Picnics in the Park: What’s Allowed and What’s Not?

Am I allowed to smoke cannabis in a park? Can I grill veggie burgers on my new barbeque? How about a few beers with my friends? And is my puppy welcome? Here are a few rules you must follow. Important: rules…

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Administrative Tribunals: They Matter!

Administrative Tribunals: They Matter!

There are 15 administrative tribunals in Quebec that deal with the things that impact your daily life. To celebrate the 9th Journée nationale de la justice administrative (national day of…

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Federal Benefits Programs: How to Apply

Federal Benefits Programs: How to Apply

The Canadian government has created three financial benefit programs to help Canadians deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. To apply, here’s what you need to know. Common steps for all three programs…

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Ten Important Dates in the Evolution of Women’s Rights

Ten Important Dates in the Evolution of Women’s Rights

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, here is a brief summary of how women’s rights have evolved in Quebec since 1918. 1918 Women obtained the right to vote in federal elections, except…

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Skiing and Snowboarding Accidents: Who Is Responsible? 9 Feb, 2021 Legal News

Skiing and Snowboarding Accidents: Who Is Responsible? 9 Feb, 2021 Legal News

Like many Quebecers, you might be hitting the slopes this winter. Fortunately, ski hills are open during the pandemic. But who’s responsible if you get injured while skiing or snowboarding? Here’s…

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The Legal News That Marked 2020

The Legal News That Marked 2020

The start of this new decade was certainly newsworthy. Important new legislation, almost daily decrees related to the pandemic, and some much-anticipated court cases. What should we remember…

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Holiday Hours 2020

Holiday Hours 2020

From all of us at TEITELBAUM LIBRATI, We want to wish you and your Families a Safe and Happy Holiday Season Please note our Holiday Hours Closed December 24th and 25th, 2020 Closed December 31st 2020…

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Understanding the Challenge to the Act respecting the laicity of the State

Understanding the Challenge to the Act respecting the laicity of the State

The trial contesting the Act respecting the laicity of the State, also known as “Bill 21”, got underway in Montréal on Monday, November 2nd. Here are key concepts to help understand…

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Schools in Red Zones: Stricter Rules

Schools in Red Zones: Stricter Rules

Going to school during a pandemic means lots of rules: masks, bubbles, distancing… In red zones, new rules have been added. Back to stable bubbles everywhere, at all times All schools in red zones…

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COVID-19 custody battles present tricky challenge for overwhelmed courts

COVID-19 custody battles present tricky challenge for overwhelmed courts

Graham Slaughter CTVNews.ca Writer @grahamslaughter Published Friday, September 11, 2020 10:02PM EDT TORONTO -- Divorced parents at odds over arrangements for their child’s safety during COVID-19…

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Parental Authority: Rights and Responsabilities of Parents

Parental Authority: Rights and Responsabilities of Parents

Parental authority refers to parents’ rights and responsibilities toward their children from the minute they are born until they turn 18. Under their parental authority, parents make decisions that…

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When Children Can Have Their Own Lawyer

When Children Can Have Their Own Lawyer

Children have rights when their parents separate. Can children give their opinions by having a lawyer represent them in a conflict between their parents? Situations in Which a Child Can Have a Lawyer…

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Living with an ex: When pandemic breakups don't mean separating

Living with an ex: When pandemic breakups don't mean separating

  Brooklyn NeustaeterCTVNews.ca Writer @bneustaeter Contact Published Monday, June 15, 2020 3:00PM EDT   TORONTO -- With divorce and separation proceedings on hold and COVID-19 public health…

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Pandemic parenting: Know your rights as a working parent with kids

Pandemic parenting: Know your rights as a working parent with kids

Solarina HoCTVNews.ca Writer @shtweet Contact Published Friday, May 29, 2020 9:22PM EDT   TORONTO -- The next three months will likely feel incredibly daunting for many parents and children…

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Judge rules that COVID-19 physical distancing laws are not illegal confinement

Judge rules that COVID-19 physical distancing laws are not illegal confinement

Daniel J. RoweDigital reporter @DanielJRowe42 Contact Published Saturday, April 25, 2020 2:48PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, April 25, 2020 2:53PM EDT   MONTREAL -- A Superior Court judge ruled…

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Protecting Seniors from Exploitation and Abuse

Protecting Seniors from Exploitation and Abuse

The most vulnerable among us can be easy targets for harmful behaviour. That's why the law provides different forms of protection, in particular for seniors.    What is exploitation?…

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Rules on Marriage Ceremonies in Quebec

Rules on Marriage Ceremonies in Quebec

Marriage is a formal event. An official must perform the ceremony, and at least two witnesses must be present. The official is called an "officiant" or a "celebrant." The couple can…

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COVID÷19 Update

COVID÷19 Update

Please be advised that due to Covid 19 our offices are closed. However, as an essential service, we will continue to provide legal services via teleworking. We can be reached by email or by leaving a…

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Separation anxiety: Divorce, money and coronavirus

Separation anxiety: Divorce, money and coronavirus

NEW YORK — The first few days of staying at home for coronavirus seclusion with my two kids were chaotic, stressful and scary, much like they were for everyone else. And then they left for their…

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Social Media: Our Legal Responsibilities

Social Media: Our Legal Responsibilities

Posting Pictures of People Before you post a recognizable picture or video of people online, think again. You usually need their permission.  There are some exceptions to this rule. For…

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Rules for Children Travelling Alone

Rules for Children Travelling Alone

Children under the age of 18 need the permission of both parents to travel alone or with just one parent. Depending on the type of trip, there are other rules to follow to help everything go smoothly.…

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Family Mediation: Reaching an Agreement Without Going to Court

Family Mediation: Reaching an Agreement Without Going to Court

Family mediation helps you settle the issues that arise following a break-up without going to court. Mediation is always optional. Either spouse can refuse to go to mediation or can stop at any time.…

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Finding Your Biological Parents or a Child Given Up for Adoption

Finding Your Biological Parents or a Child Given Up for Adoption

Adopted children often want to learn more about or find their biological parents. Also, many people who have given a child up for adoption would like to reunite with the child. Can this be done? In this…

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Losing Parental Authority

Losing Parental Authority

Parental authority is the set of rights and obligations parents have that lets them make decisions for their children until they turn 18. In rare cases, parents can lose the right to make decisions…

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Legal Responsibility of Parents

Legal Responsibility of Parents

Parents can be held responsible for the harm their minor children cause. This article explains when parents can be held responsible for the actions of their children who are under 18. It also explains…

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Changes in Child Custody

Changes in Child Custody

Usually, a court decision on child custody is valid until the child turns 18. But a judge can change the court decision, or the parents can agree on changes to child custody if their situation changes…

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'I'm taking the kids': There are 250 international parental abductions involving Canadians

'I'm taking the kids': There are 250 international parental abductions involving Canadians

Jackie Dunham, CTVNews.ca Staff Writer @JaclynLDunham   When Kristen Allen’s former partner and her six-year-old daughter failed to arrive at the airport in Toronto one fateful evening…

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Congratulations on your selection by your peers for inclusion in the 14th Edition ofThe Best Lawyers in Canada

Congratulations on your selection by your peers for inclusion in the 14th Edition ofThe Best Lawyers in Canada

Dear Muriel Librati, Congratulations on your selection by your peers for inclusion in the 14th Edition ofThe Best Lawyers in Canada for your work in Family Law. This email confirms that…

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Divorce after 50 is absolutely destroying baby boomers' finances

Divorce after 50 is absolutely destroying baby boomers' finances

Boomers are ending marriages, sometimes for the second or third time, wrecking their finances on an unprecedented scale and never bouncing back BLOOMBERG NEWS Updated: July 19, 2019 In one sense, Amazon.com…

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Should you get a prenup or cohabitation agreement before settling down?

Should you get a prenup or cohabitation agreement before settling down?

  Marrying couples will put a lot of time and effort into planning even the smallest of weddings – but what about preparing for what may come after the “I dos?” With so much at…

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Domestic violence victims struggle to navigate justice system: Winnipeg family lawyer

Domestic violence victims struggle to navigate justice system: Winnipeg family lawyer

By Amber McGuckin Reporter  Global News This is Part 3 in a four-part series about domestic violence. Click on the links to read Part 1 and Part 2.  Manitoba has the…

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Common-Law Couples: Making a Life Together Without Being Married

Common-Law Couples: Making a Life Together Without Being Married

A common-law relationship is when two people make a life together without being married. Quebec law officially calls these couples "de facto" couples or "de facto unions." To be considered…

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If you rack up debt after separation, don't expect your former spouse to pay for it

If you rack up debt after separation, don't expect your former spouse to pay for it

Adam N. Black: This couple were separated for six years when the husband demanded his wife pay half of the $115,000 in debt he had piled on since Sharing the assets and liabilities a couple acquired during…

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Your ex gets a raise after you divorce? You might be in line for tens of thousands more

Your ex gets a raise after you divorce? You might be in line for tens of thousands more

It’s one of the most controversial, difficult and most-litigated issues in family law One of the most controversial, difficult and most-litigated issues in family law across Canada is the extent…

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Manitoba introduces ‘groundbreaking’ legislation to speed up family law system

Manitoba introduces ‘groundbreaking’ legislation to speed up family law system

By Diana FoxallReporter  Global News The province wants to make it easier on Manitobans going through divorces and separations. Justice Minister Cliff Cullen introduced a…

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Quebec government to launch public consultations into updating family law

Quebec government to launch public consultations into updating family law

The Canadian Press  Published Friday, March 15, 2019 10:39AM EDT  In a bid to update Quebec’s family laws, the provincial government will launch public consultations in late April, Justice…

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She paid the insurance premiums for 13 years, but his new spouse got the payout — until the court intervened

She paid the insurance premiums for 13 years, but his new spouse got the payout — until the court intervened

Full $250,000 paid to first wife in ruling guided by principle of unjust enrichment An Ontario woman who paid life insurance premiums for 13 years on a policy on her former husband, only to discover that…

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Former Dragons’ Den star's divorce case highlights trouble with ‘expert testimony’ in family law

Former Dragons’ Den star's divorce case highlights trouble with ‘expert testimony’ in family law

Laurie H. Pawlitza: In Robert Herjavec's divorce case, judge expressed frustration with experts who supported the positions of the party who hired them The more complex our world has become, the more…

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What you need to know if you are considering getting a divorce in 2019

What you need to know if you are considering getting a divorce in 2019

Laurie H. Pawlitza: Here are some words of advice for people looking to join the flood of calls to family lawyers early each January A New Yorker cartoon famously pictures two young children admiring…

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Quebec ready to reform family law to protect children of common-law spouses

Quebec ready to reform family law to protect children of common-law spouses

By Giuseppe Valiante The Canadian Press Quebec says it is ready to enact a major reform of family law following repeated calls by legal experts to ensure children of separated common-law parents are not…

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Rogers had this employee arrested, now they're paying the price

Rogers had this employee arrested, now they're paying the price

Rogers had this employee arrested, now they're paying the price Listen Here  

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In family court, there's no hiding the Ferrari

In family court, there's no hiding the Ferrari

'If you claim you’re so poor you can’t afford a penny of child support, best not to be driving a red Ferrari convertible. In addition to two Mercedes-Benzes …' “If you…

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Indefinite needs mean indefinite support for disabled adult child, court finds

Indefinite needs mean indefinite support for disabled adult child, court finds

Ruling will have significant impact on the future determination of child support and beyond In an important decision released on Sept. 4, Justice Sullivan of the Ontario Court of Justice ordered a father…

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International custody disputes should consider children's interests, according to new Supreme court guidelines

International custody disputes should consider children's interests, according to new Supreme court guidelines

To date, judgements in Canada have been based mainly on what a parent's circumstances and 'intentions' were Canada’s top court is issuing new guidelines on how international custody…

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ANALYSIS: Will changes to the Divorce Act actually make a difference for children?

ANALYSIS: Will changes to the Divorce Act actually make a difference for children?

By Abigail Bimman Global News Family law experts have been pushing for changes to the clunky old Divorce Act for decades. This week, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould tabled Bill C-78. Spanning 154…

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Father at centre of 5-year custody battle wants $500K from ex and lawyer who relied on ‘fraudulent expert’

Father at centre of 5-year custody battle wants $500K from ex and lawyer who relied on ‘fraudulent expert’

By Kyle Benning and Simon Little CKNW The B.C. father at the centre of the longest child welfare civil litigation in the history of Canada is seeking more than $500,000 in special costs…

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Three adults in polyamorous family are legal parents of child, says Newfoundland judge

Three adults in polyamorous family are legal parents of child, says Newfoundland judge

The three people in the Newfoundland case turned to the courts after the province said only two parents could be listed on the child's birth certificate ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — In what is believed…

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Changes proposed to the Divorce Act for less conflict, more ‘clarity’

Changes proposed to the Divorce Act for less conflict, more ‘clarity’

By Meaghan Craig Reporter  Global News Approximately 48 per cent of all marriages in this country end in divorce. They can be bitter and attorneys say they’ve seen some couples scrap…

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Our Services

Our Services

Our Professional Services to Assist You Over the past 25 years, legislation has significantly reformed personal and family law. These laws continue to evolve in order to respond to the sociological…

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Helpful Resources

Helpful Resources

We have 2 sections thaat contain both helpful links and phone numbers Click here for Resource Links Click here for Resource Numbers  

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Welcome to our Website

Welcome to our Website

Muriel Librati was born in Montreal March 23rd, 1967. She detains a law degree from the University of Montreal as well as a Bachelors and Masters degree in Public Administrations from the University of…

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