Kanata Cowan


Tug of War in Ontario

Justice Brownstone, a family court judge, has been making waves in the news for the past two years since he became the first sitting judge to write a book - Tug of War: A Judge’s Verdict on Separation, Custody…more
 /  Family Law

Islamic Marriage Contracts and Enforceability in Ontario

As family law practitioners we have noticed an increase in the number of clients coming to our offices with Islamic Marriage Contracts in hand. The question that arises is whether or not the marriage contracts are valid in…more
 /  Family Law

Retroactive Child Support: “You can run but you can't hide/or can you?”

Simone v. Herres, 2011 ONSC 1788 Hamilton Court File No.: D-2402-01 Date: 2011/04/08 Simone v. Herres is a recent local judgment of Taliano J. which addresses the issue of retroactive child support against an…more
 /  Family Law

Continuing Legal Education and Kraft Dinner: Making Ontario Works Work Harder

While searching for an article for this latest instalment of the Hamilton Law Journal we stumbled across another judgment of Justice Quinn of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. This judgment, C.L.E. v. K.D.,…more
 /  Family Law

Kerr v. Baranow, a case from the Supreme Court of Canada: A New Twist on Unjust Enrichment in Common Law Domestic Partnerships

Justice Cromwell delivered a unanimous new judgment from the Supreme Court of Canada this past February 18, 2011. Kerr v. Baranow, [2011] S.C.J. No. 10, concerns two companion appeals, one from British Columbia and the…more
 /  Family Law

An Expression of an Unfulfilling Trial, A Case Comment on Bruni v. Bruni

An Expression of an Unfulfilling Trial, A Case Comment on Bruni v. Bruni, [2010] Ont. S.C. 6568…more
 /  Family Law

Being Extraordinary

This month we have decided to discuss the case of Homier v. Paquette, a decision of the Honourable Madam Justice C. Brown dated August 30, 2010. Homier v. Paquette starts out simply enough; by the time the…more
 /  Family Law
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