Member Calls for Changes in the Family Law System

andrew-feldstein member and Canadian lawyer Andrew Feldstein recently launched It’s Time for Justice, a six-edition series of downloadable White Papers on the need for immediate change in the Canadian family law system. Specifically, Mr. Feldstein is calling attention to the need for Canadian couples to be able to separate and divorce quickly, efficiently and at less cost. This will result in less stress for everyone involved including spouses, partners and children.

In Canada, 38% of people will experience separation and divorce at some point in their life; however, almost all of us have been directly or indirectly affected in one way or another. It’s Time For Justice was created to affect change.

“For 20 years, we have been talking about improving access to justice in Canada and we have made barely any progress. The time for talk is past. The time for action is now,” says Mr. Feldstein.

Mr. Feldstein points out that the change must come at the legislative end, on Parliament Hill and at Queen’s Park. Lawyers, judges, and citizens abide by laws set by Canada’s government; those laws need to be changed to make family law less bureaucratic and more efficient.

“In It’s Time For Justice, I ask the politicians responsible for divorce law to recognize their obligations to all Canadians,” says Mr. Feldstein.

Here are some of the highlights from the first edition of It’s Time For Justice:

  • Family law problems, including obvious roadblocks to family law justice
  • What access to justice means
  • The role of politicians and journalists in affecting change
  • The difference between separation and divorce
  • Family law solutions including legal costs and access to justice

You can download the first edition of “It’s time for justice” here. Future editions will be published over the next 18 months [September 2013 – March 2015]. Andrew Feldstein is seeking ideas from inside and outside the legal world as well as expressing his own opinions. a href=”” target=”_blank”>Many people have already expressed their views regarding the Canadian family law system and how it’s failing. His efforts are definitely not going unnoticed.

Andrew Feldstein is the Managing Partner of Feldstein Family Law Group, with three offices in in Greater Toronto. He’s well known for his desire to help his clients get on with their lives with a minimum of animosity and bad feelings after divorce and separation.

Overall, It’s Time For Justice was created to call immediate attention to the need for the Canadian Family System to be updated, specifically Divorce and Separation. Andrew Feldstein’s future White Papers via the website will cover issues, roadblocks and solutions.

Feldstein Family Law Group is very active online and you can follow them on:

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1 comment

  1. Yvon says:

    Divorce is a tought subject to abord, even when the couple says it is what both of them want, it is alway a painful process. There are also lots of problems with the process that could be sorted out. It is good to see that there is someone doing something to change that, best of luck.

    Yvon Lebras

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