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Lines between civil, criminal law often blurred in domestic violence cases

In part two of a three-part series on domestic violence, Toronto family lawyer Jennifer Daudlin looks at the intersection of criminal and family law and how there is sometimes a disconnect when it comes to the best interests of children.

In cases of domestic violence, it can be common for family law and criminal law to coincide — highlighting the importance of information sharing among various legal proceedings, Toronto family lawyer Jennifer Daudlin tells more.

#MeToo’s light doesn’t shine brightly enough on domestic violence

In part one of a three-part series on domestic violence, Toronto family lawyer Jennifer Daudlin offers insights into the current landscape, including the impact of the #MeToo movement on the justice system.

While the #MeToo movement has raised awareness of sexual assault, encouraging victims to come forward and report abuse, it fails to expose the full picture of domestic violence, ... read more.

Child abduction fears when parents are from different countries

“There is nothing more terrifying for a parent than the threat of abduction of a child,” Daudlin tells “So it’s important to be alert to the indicators of a potential abduction, and not ignore any direct or indirect threat.” ... read more.

Considerations to determine fit with family lawyer

People working with a family lawyer should always feel comfortable that their objectives are being met, Toronto family lawyer Jennifer Daudlin tells 

“Your relationship with your lawyer is just that, a relationship. If you feel like it’s not going to work, it probably won’t,” says Daudlin, founder and principal of Daudlin Law.

She suggests some key questions individuals could ask their would-be lawyer to help them determine if the fit will be a good more.

Prepared self-reps make process more efficient: Daudlin

With an increasing number of people representing themselves in court, Toronto family lawyer Jennifer Daudlin says litigants need to be prepared when they go before the judge or risk facing lengthy delays and added more

OCA decision confirms contingency fees prohibited in family law

Family law lawyers would be wise to examine their retainer agreements with clients in light of an Ontario Court of Appeal ruling that found an extra fee charged by counsel who achieved a positive result was, in fact, a contingency fee, says Toronto family lawyer Jennifer Daudlin ... read more

Daudlin embraces challenges of family law

Toronto family lawyer Jennifer Daudlin loves a challenge in both her professional and private lives.  The lifelong athlete persevered through a series of debilitating injuries to become a high-level competitive swimmer and, since her retirement from that sport, has taken up a number of new activities... read more

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