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Courts Won’t Ignore Violence

Q&A By John T. Syrtash, Associate,Garfin Zeidenberg LLP, a Toronto family law lawyer for the past 38  years Question: Two years ago, I spent four months in a shelter with my small children because of the violent behavior of my ex-husband. I now have full custody of the children and a restraining order against him. He has no…

Solutions to Parental Child Abduction

Q&A By John T. Syrtash, Associate,Garfin Zeidenberg LLP, a Toronto family law lawyer for the past 38  years   1.     Call the Police.  Explain the urgency of the abduction and give as much information as needed.  Amber alerts are now being made to every cell phone. An Amber Alert is issued when a child is missing or…

Long haul to lift restraining order.

Q&A By John T. Syrtash, Associate,Garfin Zeidenberg LLP, a Toronto family law lawyer for the past 38  years   Question: My cousin is going through a tough separation. His wife had a restraining order put against him and he is afraid to pick up his kids. He meets them near their school.  Now his wife would…

Getting Equal Parenting Time

  Q&A By John T. Syrtash, Associate, Garfin Zeidenberg LLP, a Toronto family law lawyer for the past 38 years Question: I was married for almost ten years and have a six-year-old son. My wife was having an affair with my son’s Godfather, which resulted in the birth of a baby girl. The truth came…

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