About Ken Maynard

Ken is an Accredited Family Mediator and leader in the field of Marriage Mediation. Your can meet with Ken at any one of his 5 Greater Toronto Offices | North York | Aurora | Barrie | Vaughan | Mississauga |

Self Representation in Family Court – Ontario – Yikes

The Halls of Justice are supposedly accessible to everyone, even without legal representation. After representing myself on some issues that should be straightforward, I was overwhelmed by the cost, delays, unnecessary complexity, process, jargon and etiquette. As I’ve found out, the only reason for this is to discourage self representation and increase legal billings. [...]

Self Representation in Family Court – Ontario – Yikes2020-12-15T22:50:53-05:00

Divorce Lawyer Cost – Justice made inaccessible

For Families, the Courts are dictated as the only option. The justice system’s court statistics mislead when they allude to the fact that a very low percentage of disputes lead to trial. The inference is that the courts have been successful and with little involvement are able to effectively settle issues before trials are [...]

Divorce Lawyer Cost – Justice made inaccessible2020-08-09T15:48:22-04:00

Canadian Judges – Biased and Out of Touch

Ontario Judicial Council Gives Crime A New Name! By Tom Thompson, Justice Reporter May 26, 2007 On Thursday May 23, 2007 The Ontario Judicial Council renamed one form of criminal activity. According to the chairman of the ‘Ontario Judicial Council (OJC), Justice Robert Blair, surrounded and supported in council by the peer group and [...]

Canadian Judges – Biased and Out of Touch2020-12-15T22:15:34-05:00

Filing taxes when separated in Canada

TAX - The Impacts…. Can they make it any more difficult? Considering the pervasiveness of divorce, I was surprised to find the tax system so out of sync with the realities and impacts. In my own situation there was lack of accommodation of basic circumstances, an inability to correct known problems, long delays, [...]

Filing taxes when separated in Canada2020-08-09T15:48:20-04:00

Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines – not government approved

A little Background… Since my separation and divorce 12 years ago, in addition to paying child support I was also ordered to pay spousal support. There was never specific reason for entitlement or length of commitment given. In addition and although the divorce law states that each parent is responsible for the financial well [...]

Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines – not government approved2020-08-09T15:48:21-04:00

The Silver Bullet – False Domestic Violence Allegations

Impact and Reality If you were to believe many of the feminist groups and those from the shelter movement you would think that every father is a deadbeat and abuser. Allegations of family violence are the weapon-of-choice in divorce strategies. I understand Lawyers, and paralegals in women's shelters, call them "The Silver Bullet". False [...]

The Silver Bullet – False Domestic Violence Allegations2020-08-09T15:48:24-04:00

For the Sake of the Children Senator Anne C. Cools

I thought I would end this book with an excerpt of a speech from Senator Anne C. Cools (then a Conservative Senator and later part of the Independent Senators Group). The message in her speech from the red chamber is as relevant today as it was in 1998 which indicates the lack of [...]

For the Sake of the Children Senator Anne C. Cools2020-12-15T22:43:36-05:00

Family law changes – The voice of Families is needed to save the Family

In our Country, the vote is the only currency that will elicit a response from our governments. It’s time to get the family on the agenda and demand our representatives ensure that all family members are treated equally, with the respect they deserve and in accordance with the human rights mandated in laws. Our [...]

Family law changes – The voice of Families is needed to save the Family2020-08-09T15:48:26-04:00

Research from the U.S.

Following is a reference from Kevin Thompson, a father and victim of the court system in Massachusetts providing some insights from his studies and experiences in the U.S.. You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. Abraham Lincoln Most states have addressed the discrimination against fathers in family court and have [...]

Research from the U.S.2020-08-09T15:48:27-04:00

The New Divorce Act – Is not enough

Update laws and specifically the Divorce Act. The number 2 major contributor to getting families out of court and to reduce the incidence of divorce in the first place is to clarify the impacts of divorce so that knowledgeable decisions can be made. There are no Rules. I suspect that is to hide the [...]

The New Divorce Act – Is not enough2020-12-15T22:14:29-05:00
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