by Michael Butterfield on November 2nd, 2022
Tax and spousal support is often overlooked when couples separate. This is important, as it is one of the few areas where a family can benefit from a tax reduction. Who doesn’t want to pay fewer taxes? Generally speaking, spousal support is tax-deductible for the payor and taxable for the…
by Michael Butterfield on December 1st, 2020
Michael Butterfield is a well respected writer on legal issues. He is recognised by many of his peers as an authority in dispute resolution and access to justice. The following articles have been published in the Canadian Bar Association Journal. Making Mediation Safer Until recently, many mediators felt that mediation…
by Michael Butterfield on August 17th, 2020
Screening for domestic violence is a crucial part of family law cases.
by Michael Butterfield on October 12th, 2018
A man’s hands rest on top of a table near a pile of coins and dollar bills representing his savings.
by Michael Butterfield on August 21st, 2018
Separation and Back To School Getting children and families set up for school year schedules after a long summer break is complicated for everyone. When you add separation into the equation, planning can only get more complicated. Everyone involved wants the back to school process to be as smooth as…