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June 20, 2019

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June 2019 Update:
New Web Site Launched: We are proud to have recently launched our revamped and revised firm web site.  We have reorganized our robust content, we have updated our material, we have removed some old and less relevant material, we have redesigned, and we have added some cool photographs.  Please visit.

Colman presents major paper to AFCC: The Association for Family & Conciliation Courts held its 56th Annual International Conference in Toronto at the end of May.  Gene C. Colman along with George W. Piskor published a major paper and presented a well attended workshop entitled, " Equal Parenting International Innovations: Evaluating Myths and Stereotypes".  Colman and Piskor analyzed the principal arguments that oppose a rebuttable presumption for equal shared parenting and juxtaposed those myths and stereotypes against the very solid social science research and other arguments that militate in favour of a truly shared parenting regime.  You can view the article Here and you can view the PowerPoint presentation Here.

Bill C-78, Divorce Act Amendments:  This government Bill to amend the Divorce Act has passed through the House of Commons and is currently being considered by the Senate.  Gene C. Colman's co-authored Brief to the Commons Justice Committee also was presented to the Senate committee.

ESP Thought of the Day:  The  Gene C. Colman Family Law Centre Equal Shared Parenting - Thought of the Day  has been on hiatus since early April 2019.  We hope to continue it again soon.  If you wish to remain informed with respect to ESP, then you can sign up with a click right here . Just fill in your name and email address and press "submit".  You can also read back issues by clicking here .

Summer Student:  Consistent with the firm's commitment to legal education, we are pleased to have with us this summer a student who is entering Osgoode Hall Law School next semester.  Jaskaran Basuita has been of considerable service to the lawyers and staff as well as to our clients.  We are proud to have a role in launching his legal career.
Consultation: If you are interested in a consultation with us, please visit the consultation page on our website or call our law clerk, Kim Pitre, at extension #100.

The Gene C. Colman Family Law Centre is pleased to once again this year co-sponsor The Canadian Association for Equality (CAFE) Annual Golf Charity Benefit held at Nobleton Lakes Golf Club on 18 June 2019.  

The Gene C. Colman Family Law Centre is a proud sponsor for Good Foot Delivery's participation in the 2019 Scotiabank Charity Challenge.  Good Foot provides a personalized point-to-point delivery service on foot and public transit creating employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities. They are a social enterprise and registered charity. By supporting Good Foot you are supporting an environmentally friendly delivery service and helping members of your community get a foothold on independence.  We have found that these enthusiastic young people are very diligent to get your letter or parcel to its proper destination on time and at a great price.
CLE's and Events Attended: 
Continuing Legal Education is an important component of our professional lives.  We endeavour to keep up with the law.  Attendees report the highlights to the rest of our team at our regular firm lunches.  Here is a sample of some courses that our lawyers have recently attended:
Gene C. Colman:
  • 2 April 2019: Cultural Sensitivity in Family Law Proceedings, Ontario Bar Association.
  • 1 May 2019: Not Just Alienation: Resistance, Rejection, Reintegration and Realities of Troubled Parent-Child Relationships, Association of Family & Conciliation Courts.
  • 19 May 2019: Civil Marriage in Jewish LawYeshiva University, Toronto. 
  • 22 May 2019: Tax Incentives for Amazon:HQ2,Yeshiva University, Toronto. 
  • 29 May 2019: The Business Lunch in the Eyes of Jewish Law and the CRAYeshiva University, Toronto. 
  • 30, 31 May 2019: The Future of Family Justice: International Innovations, AFCC 56th Annual Conference, Toronto.
Gloria Antwi:
  • 18 March 2019: Family Law Summit, Day One, Ontario Bar Association.
  • 14 May 2019:  Judges' Pet PeevesNorth Toronto Family Court.
  • 22 May 2019:  Family Law Toolkit to Enhance Your Practice, Ontario Bar Association.
  • 4 June 2019: Advanced Divorcemate Training.
Jenny Kirshen:
  • 19 March 2019: Family Law Summit, Day Two, Ontario Bar Association.
  • 14 May 2019: Judges' Pet Peeves, North Toronto Family Court. 
  • 11 April 2019: Understanding Financial StatementsSeminar Partners.
Kulbir Rehal:
  • 29 April 2019: Parenting Coordinators as Arbitrators, Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario.
  • 30 April 2019:  8th Annual Recent Developments in Advanced and Complex Issues in Property and Equalization, Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development.
  • 11 June 2019: Advanced Strategies to Resolve Family Law Files - Part 2: Resolving the Family Law Matter Outside the Court Process, Law Society of Ontario
Blog Posts:
The status quo is important.  But you can't necessarily get away with making a new status quo post separation and then bolster it with nasty unproven allegations against a decent father.    Read More

Advocate Daily Articles Featuring Gene C. Colman:
Colman's client recovers more than $60,000 in support
Toronto family lawyer  Gene C. Colman  recovered almost C$63,000 for a U.S.-based client in a support settlement after a judge found his separated Canadian spouse wasn't forthcoming about changes in her circumstances.    Read More
When in doubt, take a paternity test: Colman
Men who made support payments for a child they later discover is not theirs could be relieved of that financial obligation, Toronto family lawyer Gene C. Colman tells  Read More  
Equal shared parenting better for infants, toddlers: research
Equal shared parenting (ESP) can work for infants and toddlers, as well as older children, Toronto family lawyer  Gene C. Colman  tells 
Timing , circumstances dictate child support for adult children


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