Live Virtual Event - Divorce, Parenting & Self-help: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Date and time: 
June 3, 2022 - 11:30am
Event type: 
Educational Opportunity

In this 1-hour live virtual event, Ontario Collaborative Family Lawyers, Russell Alexander, Margie Primero-Pimentel & Cindy Vergara will share their insights on parenting and self-help in divorce and family law.

The panel will be covering the following topics:

1. What is self-help (“SH”) and why is it frowned upon?
2. Domestic violence and SH
3. When your spouse does SH
4. Leaving the Jurisdiction
5. Obtaining a Court Order
6. Maintaining the Status Quo
7. The good:
a. Proactive tools:
i. Emergency proceedings such as: exclusive possession orders, restraining orders/non-contact orders
b. Status quo – could be good for your situation
c. Best interests of the child – standard to overturn
d. Help to reduce conflict
e. ADR solutions
8. The bad
a. Exclusive possession orders – what does this open you to? Occupation rent, who will pay for the expenses, can you change the locks?
b. Status quo –did you acquiesce?
c. Virtual snooping- tort liability
d. Emergency court proceedings – costly, unpredictable, new status quo to be created as result of self-help, decision follows you
9. The ugly:
a. Parent leaving the jurisdiction/country without other parent’s consent or knowledge
i. Hague/ police involvement/ multiple proceedings
ii. Ability to foster a relationship with the other parent/best interests of the child test
iii. Abduction – register the passport with border agencies??
iv. New relocation requirements under the DA
10. Case Law

Attendees will have the opportunity to submit their questions for the panelists to address during the Q&A portion of the presentation. As always, to respect confidentiality, audience members' identities will remain anonymous.

Registration is complimentary. Reserve your spot now as spaces are limited.



Contact email:
Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers
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