New O. Reg. 431/20: ADMINISTERING OATH OR DECLARATION REMOTELY under Commissioners for Taking Affidavits Act - August 1, 2020 Summary from Ontario's Regulatory Registry
Legal Aid Ontario Updates July 30, 2020: COVID-19: Ongoing list of supports for lawyers
COVID 19: Reopening Courtrooms July 6, 2020 - from the Government of Ontario
There will only be two courtrooms , 401 and 402 available initially, and the distancing and cleaning protocols will restrict their capacity . There is only one small elevator with public access to the fourth floor and this elevator is often out of service.
Dear Family Law Members: The Superior Court Direction dated June 26th has generated a question relating to scheduling a new or fresh motion, in an existing case, which was not scheduled before the closing of the courts. The June 26th notice does not speak directly to this issue, however, the "assignment court confirmation” form does, and counsel would complete the form and send it in in the same manner as provided in part II(2) of the June 26 notice. The page number restriction for affidavits will be enforced.
(From George van Hoogenhuize)
“How do we get new first appearance dates?”
Answer: “The filing office is presently working on issuing dates for cases from March 16 to the current date. Notification of dates will be made by way of a phone call or email. For all newly issued applications, the filing office is working on providing the first appearance date when the application is issued. This will commence the week of July 6.” (From George van Hoogenhuize)
COVID-19 Related Family Law Cases:
Edwards v Robinson - urgent motion request - May 11 - case conference ordered
Blythe v Blythe - urgent - May 6 - modification of access
Berube v Berube - urgent - April 24 - access
Peerenboom v. Peerenboom - urgent - April 23 - access, blended families, "household"
Matus v. Gruszczynska - urgent - April 17 - access
Kostyroko v Kostyroko - urgent - April 9 - access
Ivens v Ivens - urgent - April 9 - access
Matour v. Hashemian - deemed urgent - April 6 - access
Children's Aid Society of Toronto v. T.F - not urgent - April 2 - re CAS COVID-19 general policy
Mills v Mills - not urgent - April 2 - set trial date
Theis v. Theis - not urgent - April 1 - financial circumstances
Guerin v. Guerin - deemed urgent - March 31 - exclusive possession of matrimonial home
Reitzel v. Reitzel - not urgent - March 31 - access
Scharafanowicz v. DeMerchant - deemed Urgent - March 31 - access
L-A.F. v K.V.S. - "potentially urgent" re home for sale - March 30
Baijnauth v. Baijnauth - urgent - March 30 - finance
Thomas v. Wohleber - deemed urgent - March 30 - finance - definition of "urgent"
Eden v. Eden - not urgent - March 30 - access
Zee v Quon - urgent - March 27 - access
Chrisjohn v Hillier - urgent - March 26 - access
Le v Norris - urgent - March 26 - access
Skuce v Skuce - deemed urgent - March 26 - access
Douglas v Douglas - not urgent - March 25 - access
Ribeiro v Wright, 2020 ONSC 1829 (CanLII) - not urgent - March 24 - access - outline on "urgent" vs "not urgent"
Onuoha v Onuoha - not urgent - March 24 - move children out of country
Smith v Sieger - deemed urgent - March 18 - bring student back to Canada
Ontario's Family Law Limited Scope Services Project
Memorandum Re: Confirmation of Motions - August 13, 2019
The following links may be of interest to the Family Law Bar in York Region
Pension Forms from the Financial Services Commission of Ontario http://www.fsco.gov.on.ca/en/pensions/Forms/Pages/default.aspx#Family
Supervised Access Services, York Region www.socialenterprise.ca/supervised-access-services