Separation during Coronavirus:  Can I? Should I? What are my options?  

Blog Post
May 7, 2020
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The pandemic has changed all aspects of our lives. Many families are reporting significant increases in stress due to social isolation, confinement, financial trouble and lack of familiar resources. For many, any weaknesses in spousal relationships have been tested to the limits resulting in an increase in those considering separation and divorce. Just as COVID-19… Read more »

Cancelling contracts and obligations – is COVID-19 a “Force Majeure” situation?

Blog Post
March 20, 2020
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With the COVID-19 pandemic and preventive measures being implemented by Canadian authorities, many are are worried about how contracts and obligations will be impacted. For the March break, I had booked day camps for my kids. With the current situation, and before the Ontario government declared a state of emergency, I called to cancel their… Read more »

Enforcing Forum Selection Clauses – How to avoid litigating where you litigate

Blog Post
November 14, 2016
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Many commercial contracts contain a “forum selection clause”. This sets out the court and country that will have jurisdiction over any litigation that may result from a contractual dispute. If a party commences a legal proceeding in a different forum than the one set out in the contract, the other party may attempt to stay the proceedings and enforce the forum selection clause.