Terry’s experiences have taught him that no matter what the circumstance, people want to be treated with respect, be provided with insightful and practical guidance and trust that the person they are listening to is hearing them.
Terry is a multifaceted lawyer with part of his practice being devoted to criminal law. Terry has a wide range of experience in dealing with criminal cases that vary from high profile murder cases to complex fraud issues to everyday motor vehicle charges. Terry is also a highly skilled and experienced family law lawyer with a practice concentrating on issues relating to surrogacy, adoption, divorce, child support, parenting time and spousal support. Terry’s goal is to ensure that the family unit is treated with respect and understanding during a difficult time.
Terry recognizes families come in all shapes and sizes. Parents are divorced, separated, common-law, same-sex and single. The family with one parent and one child is a family. A grandmother raising her step-grandchild is a family. The same-sex couple and their adopted or conceived through surrogacy child is a family. New dimensions in parenting may require a new way of doing things, a pioneering spirit.
For the first time, a court in Canada has awarded separate damages for surrogacy fees for future potential pregnancies.Read full article
This blog post is a follow up from the January 26, 2017 blog post. The CBA has responded to Health Canada's initiative to develop regulations covering the reimbursement of expenditures to surrogates.Read full article
On September 30, 2016, Health Canada announced they would be making changes to the regulations governing surrogacy under the Assisted Human Reproduction Act. They will controversially be proposing to regulate reimbursable expenses for parties involved in surrogacy arrangements.Read full article
Quebec's Civil Code has long held surrogacy agreements void while other Canadian provinces have moved to legitimize the process. However, all of that may change. Quebec's Minister of Justice has recently announced to take a fresh look at the issue and it's place in today's society.Read full article
The Matrimonial Property Act no longer reflects the face of the Nova Scotian family. In order to address our evolving society, The Law Reform Commission of Nova Scotia has released a discussion paper regarding proposed changes to the act and how it will affect Nova Scotians.Read full article
If you are travelling within Canada with your children, very little documentation is required, although you should be sure that you have current identification for yourself and each child. Unless both parents are travelling with the children, you should have a Travel Letter signed.Read full article
If your license has been permanently suspended because of impaired driving charges, a new amendment, effective April 1, 2015, gives some hope that you may be able to get your license back. You have to have had your license suspended for 10 years, and must be willing to have the alcohol ignitionRead full article
Custody can often refer to the “physical custody” of the child; that is, in which parent’s care is the child on a given day; however, the more usual use of the word custody refers to the “legal custody” of the child. Legal custody refers to which parent has the responsibility to make the majorRead full article