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November 2013 Archives

CASE CONFERENCES AND PROCEDURAL FAIRNESS

Justice George Czutrin rendered an important appeal decision (from a judge of the Ontario Court of Justice) on 20 June 2013: B. (A.) v. A. (N.L.) Justice Czutrin's decision adopted the principles of procedural fairness that Gene C. Colman had advanced years earlier in a published article that is reproduced at this web site 

PARENTAL ALIENATION - SANITY TRIUMPHS IN A CHILD CUSTODY CASE

In an important child custody case, Family Court Chief Justice, John Harper, addresses parental alienation almost without using those words, "parental alienation". Clearly, F. (A.) v. W. (J.) is an egregious example of the lengths that a vengeful and ill parent will go to alienate the children from a formerly loved parent.

LIMITATIONS OF SUPERVISED ACCESS IN CHILD CUSTODY CASES

Supervised access is a frequently advanced claim in child custody - access cases. Supervised access places the child and parent in an artificial and restricted atmosphere. Cases have maintained that supervised access interferes with the parent/child relationship. It is meant to be a temporary measure only. One judge gathers together precedents and reminds us of the applicable legal principles.