May 11

We’re Moving!

We have quickly outgrown our lovely office at Yonge and Sheppard and will be relocating to the Spadina and Queen area!  Effective June 1, 2015, our address will change to: 402-197 Spadina Ave., Toronto, Ontario M5T 2C8.  Please note that our telephone number and fax number will remain the same. We look... read more →
Apr 23

Update on the Motherisk “Controversy”

Since I helped break the story about Motherisk, some significant developments have occurred: 1.  The Hospital for Sick Children has permanently closed Motherisk's Drug Testing Laboratory.  No explanation was given as to the reason for its closure. 2.  Today, the Ontario government announced that it would be widening the scope... read more →
Apr 03
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Jan 06

Five Tips to Make Separation Easier

Divorce and separation are hard. Few people will tell a story of a “happy” separation. Instead, many people will talk about divorce and separation as a process they “survived”. Are there tips for an “easier” separation? Since it is the New Year, and therefore a time for resolutions and lists,... read more →
Dec 11

Collaborative Law: Is it for Me?

When I am meeting with a client going through separation or divorce, I often lay out the various process choices that a client has at their disposal. More and more frequently, I have been advising people that litigation and court is not the best way to go about dealing with... read more →
Nov 19
Nov 08

Motherisk’s Non-Response

Motherisk has finally provided a response to the recent questions raised about the reliability of its hair testing procedures.  Except the response isn't really a response.  Rather, it is a series of statements telling the public to  "trust us", "we know what we are doing" and "it's not serious anyways",... read more →
Nov 06

Motherisk Hair Testing Techniques in Question

I was interviewed by the Toronto Star about the recent questions surrounding the methodology used by Motherisk in forensic investigations.  This has become a significant issue for those of us who practice in child protection because Motherisk has always been the "go-to" lab for hair drug analysis in Toronto.  Frequently,... read more →
Nov 03