Bankruptcy: Not a tool for avoiding costs incurred in family law
by Timothy Sullivan, lawyer Custody battles can be costly. Family lawyers see this kind of situation all too often: A protracted custody and access battle between divorcing parents goes on [...]
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Common law vs marriage: Legal relationships that sneak up on you
by Timothy Sullivan, lawyer “Love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage…” When’s the last time you’ve seen a horse or been in a carriage? You meet, date, [...]
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Leash the hounds: Liability for your dog
What you need to know about your responsibilities by Emily Murray, Litigation Associate As part of SullivanLaw’s love of family pets, including our support of SafePet Ottawa, we have written [...]
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Avoiding probate just got a little harder. But don’t panic.
by Timothy Sullivan, Lawyer What is probate? Canadians are in the fortunate position that there are no succession duties or death taxes. However, some institutions or agencies require authentication of [...]
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Pet custody continues to be a growing area of Canadian law
When fighting over furry friends, consider what it’s (really) worth by Timothy Sullivan, Lawyer We’re talking about pets more than usual this month because of our support for SafePet Ottawa [...]
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Pets in family law: ‘Cat-astrophe’ or ‘How much is that doggy in the window?’
by Emily Murray, Litigation Associate   “The ownership of a dog is a more complex and nuanced question than the ownership of, say, a bicycle.” [1] According to Canadian courts, [...]
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SafePet: Why it’s important and how you can help
It’s not just the gala events by Timothy Sullivan, Lawyer Get your glitter, sparkles and silver on for the SafePet Ottawa Gala November 3. SafePet Ottawa helps women who are [...]
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SafePet Ottawa: Protecting pets and their families
by Timothy Sullivan, Lawyer As some of you know, a few weeks ago our beautiful 12-year-old Golden Retriever, Kiltie, died. We’re all still feeling the loss – we still expect [...]
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Welcome to our new associate, Emily Murray!
A new associate for SullivanLaw We’re excited to announce that Emily Murray has joined SullivanLaw as an associate. Emily has a wealth of advocacy experience, having articled at a mid-sized [...]
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Child support: What happens when the child goes to university?
In another month, many parents will be dropping off their kids at university for the first time. With this in mind, we’re bringing you one of our most popular articles [...]
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