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Marie-Hélène Haché is one of Greater Moncton’s Top 20 under 40

May 23, 2024

On May 22, 2024, our principal lawyer Marie-Hélène Haché, was awarded the prize of Greater Moncton’s top 20 under 40 by the Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce. Marie-Hélène earned a Bachelor of Social Science, Specialized in Criminology, with minors in both psychology and sociology from the University of Ottawa. She worked as a counsellor for…

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Saskatchewanians can draft their own separation agreement, Supreme Court says

May 3, 2024

On May 12, 2023, the Supreme Court of Canada specified when courts must take certain marital agreements into account when distributing family property in Sasktachewan. This decision does not apply to the rest of Canada, but could have broader impact over the next few years. Until the Anderson decision, the validity of a spousal agreement…

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What is a domestic contract?

May 3, 2024

What is a domestic contract? A domestic contract is an agreement entered into by spouses to arrange certain aspects of their affairs, such as child support, child parenting arrangements (custody), spousal support or division of family property. Such an agreement can be made at the beginning of the relationship, during the course of it, or…

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Tanya Daigle will spend the summer at the Crown Prosecutors Office

May 3, 2024

Tanya Daigle will work with the Crown Prosecutors Office this summer where she will learn about criminal law. Congratulations and best of luck.

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PETS CONSIDERED FAMILY MEMBERS UNDER BC LAW

May 3, 2024

Pets and other animals can be very important to us. This is why British Columbia amended it’s Family Law Act to give pets a special status. However, in New Brunswick, our little furry friends remain personal property, bearing the same weight as objects. For more on the state of the law on pet custody in…

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Marie-Hélène Haché is a finalist of GMCC’s Top 20 under 40

April 26, 2024

The Greater Moncton’s Top 20 Under 40 highlights the great accomplishments of the many people who are making a difference in our community under the age of 40. The winners of Greater Moncton’s Top 20 under 40, presented by Université de Moncton, will be announced on May 22, at the Centre des Arts et de…

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Psychological Evaluations and Family Court

April 27, 2023

There is generally 3 types of psychological evaluations and reports used in a family matter: Voice of the Child Evaluation; Parental Capacity Assessment; Psychological report from a counsellor, psychologist, therapist, social worker or probation agent. Psychological evaluations are usually requested and/or ordered in cases where parenting time and decision-making responsibility regarding the children are at…

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Emergency Interventions Orders in New Brunswick

February 22, 2023

What is an Emergency Intervention Order ? An emergency intervention order is a type of court order issued in situations where an individual’s safety or well-being is at immediate risk due to the actions or behavior of another person. It is typically used in cases of domestic violence, child abuse, or mental health emergencies. In…

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The truth about Defamation

October 5, 2022

by: Ashley Martin and Marie-Hélène Haché You may have followed the US and UK  trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. If you are curious of how these principles apply in New Brunswick, keep reading. What is Defamation? Defamation is the claim of which someone is accused of publishing or distributing a false statement of…

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