Family Matters with Justice Harvey Brownstone Season 1, Episodes 11 - 15
First TV show ever hosted by a real judge! Expert guests include authors, judges, lawyers, and counselors. All your family law questions answered in an entertaining talk show format.
Episode 11. Remarriage after Divorce
What are the potential obstacles to achieving a lasting happiness the second - or third - time around? What are the pitfalls you should be aware of in creating a blended family? It looked so easy on the Brady Bunch, but our guests are here to tell us that real life can be very different. What are the special needs of people who are contemplating or already in a new relationship, especially if there are children and ex-partners involved in the big picture?
Episode 12. Family Law Access
One of the most contentious issues that can arise for separated parents in conflict is the question of how to divide a child's time between parents. Regardless of who has custody, and even in cases of joint or shared custody, the fact remains that a child cannot be in two places at once. Many parents have great difficulty devising a parenting schedule which maximizes the child's time with each parent, in a way that best meets the parents' schedules and most importantly, the best interests of the child. This is particularly challenging with very young infants, or in cases where parents do not live close to each other. Also sometimes a parent alleges that the other poses a risk to the child's safety and well-being. Judge Jane Cartwright of the BC Provincial Court will discuss the legal principles and practical considerations that apply when a court is asked to make decisions about parental access to children.
Episode 13. Online Security & Privacy
Nowadays, everyone has daily multiple Internet connectivity: social networking, banking, shopping and a variety of others. The experts tell us this is just the beginning of the huge potential that the Internet has to impact the way we live our lives and conduct our businesses. How secure is our confidential information that is stored online? We hear about major corporate databases being hacked, and mass breaches of online security. We are told that identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes. What can we do to protect ourselves from these risks?
Episode 14. Divorce with Dignity
Have you ever heard of the term "the divorce from hell"? Probably every marriage breakdown has hellish aspects to it, but everything is relative, even high conflict divorces. In this episode you will meet author Karen Stewart, who emerged from "divorce hell" with a mission: to ensure that no one ever makes the same mistakes that she and her ex-husband made. Her book, Clean Break, urges separating couples to learn from her "poor choices and misplaced trust". In this episode she will explain the pitfalls that so many couples contend with as they navigate the complicated and often frustrating family justice system. Her own experiences form the foundation for the innovative process she founded as CEO of Fairway Divorce Solutions.
Episode 15. Fairway Divorce
In recent years, members of the legal and mental health community have been exploring new ways to assist parents in conflict to resolve disputes in a non-adversarial, cooperative and cost-effective way. In this episode, Justice Brownstone, who has long advocated for keeping parents and children out of family court, will interview Karen Stewart, CEO of Canada's biggest and most popular dispute resolution company, FAIRWAY, about their unique and innovative process of spousal dispute resolution.
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Justice Harvey Brownstone, Karina Sacca, Paula Bisacre, Judge Jane Cartwright, Omar Ha-Redye, Guy Rosario, Karen Stewart, Karen Stewart