Retroactive Child Support

Retroactive Child Support

Family Law: Retroactive Child Support Brown v. Kucher, 2016 BCCA 456 (37191) Ms. Kucher, the Applicant, and Mr. Brown, the Respondent, had a relationship for less than a year, which Mr. Brown terminated when Ms. Kucher told him she was pregnant. His response was he...
Corporal punishment continued…

Corporal punishment continued…

The court extrapolated the following principles regarding acceptable corporal punishment in child protection law from the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Canadian Foundation for Children, Youth and the Law V. Canada (Attorney General), 2004 SCC 4 (at para. 12)....
Marijuana use in a care giving role

Marijuana use in a care giving role

The court imposed a condition that the mother obtain an alternate caregiver for the times that she panned to use marijuana.  The mother claimed to use marijuana for medicinal purposes, although she did not have a prescription.  She claimed to use it several times a...
Child Support and Grandparent Assistance

Child Support and Grandparent Assistance

Decisions cited: Lefebvre v. Gowan, Squires v. Crouch COURT OF APPEAL FOR ONTARIO CITATION: Squires v. Crouch, 2016 ONCA 774 DATE: 20161024 DOCKET: C61246 Feldman, Epstein and Miller JJ.A. BETWEEN Timothy James Squires Applicant (Appellant/ Respondent by way of...
Family Law Flow Charts

Family Law Flow Charts

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