When divorced parents disagree about whether a child should receive a COVID-19 vaccination, who decides whether a child will be vaccinated or not? The case law on vaccinations in general and COVID-19 related school issues may give us some insight, although no cases have been decided in Ontario on the issue of COVID-19 vaccinations for children just yet.

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When parents are divorced, who gets to decide if their children attend school in-person or remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic?  The case law dealing with school issues during COVID-19 continues to evolve, and the answer to this question depends on whether you have sole custody or joint custody. If one parent was given sole custody…

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Two experienced lawyers agree on numbers, disagree on cause of spike in divorces in York Region. by Jeremy Grimaldi Source: YorkRegion.com There have been plenty of predictions throughout the coronavirus pandemic, ranging from a spike in domestic abuse to the collapse of the economy to the potential for a second wave of the virus. Now…

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On June 5, 2020, the federal government announced that the pending changes to the Divorce Act will be delayed to March 1, 2021, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These changes were originally scheduled to come into effect on July 1, 2020, in accordance with Bill C-78. With the government focused on the pandemic, leaders…

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Since March 16, 2020, regular court operations in Ontario have been suspended due to COVID-19. In-person and virtual court attendances have generally been limited to urgent matters. Limitation periods and litigation deadlines have been suspended. This suspension has significantly impacted litigants’ ability to take procedural steps before the courts. On Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in…

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