Posts by Dane Tousignant

What to expect when you’re served with an Emergency Protection Order (EPO)

By on April 20, 2018 | Divorce

An Emergency Protection Order is a provincial court order which generally prohibit the respondent from contacting or coming anywhere near the claimant and their family members.  For an EPO to be granted a judge or justice of the peace must be satisfied that family violence has occurred, that the claimant has reason to believe that…   Continue Reading »

Property Division after Death

By on March 29, 2018 | Wills

If a lawsuit is started before a party dies the estate can often chose to continue that lawsuit.  But when the surviving family members start suing each other after a spouse dies things are more complicated.  That’s what happened in the recent is case of Stalzer Estate v. Stalzer, [2018] A.J. No. 315.  The resulting…   Continue Reading »

Restraining Orders – What to do When Being Harassed

By on July 18, 2017 | Divorce, Restraining Orders

The breakdown of a family relationship is always hard. But it can be unbearable if the romantic relationship is replaced with a hostile, violent, or vexatious one.  So what do you do then? Assuming all practical fixes break down, the parties can resort to one of three court applications: 1)   Emergency Protection Order (EPO), 2)  …   Continue Reading »

Finances After Divorce – buying or renting a new home

By on April 5, 2017 | Divorce

Usually a separation means that someone needs to find a new place to live.  The New York Times has a useful tool for looking at the long-term costs of renting versus buying.   You may find this tool useful if you are looking for new accommodation for yourself, but it can also be useful […]

Enforcing cost awards through MEP

By on March 9, 2017 | Uncategorized

Our courts generally award some additional money to whomever is more successful in their litigation as costs.  This is designed to discourage litigating losing cases.  But enforcing a cost award can be more trouble than it is worth, and many cost awards don’t ever get paid. When awarded costs people tend to do one of […]



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