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Accessing family law services in both official languages

People should be aware they have the legal right to access services in either English or French — Canada's two official languages — when dealing with the justice system, Toronto family lawyer Jennifer Daudlin tells more. 


Rushing cohabitation agreements a recipe for disaster

Unmarried couples should leave themselves plenty of time to negotiate a cohabitation agreement before moving in together, ... read more.


Child access and domestic abuse allegations: a delicate balance

In the final instalment of a three-part series on domestic violence, Toronto family lawyer Jennifer Daudlindiscusses the importance of putting children first in separation and divorce.

Even in situations of domestic abuse, parties must recognize it is almost always in a child’s best interest that a relationship with both parents is maintained,... read more.


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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