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News from Morneau Family Law & Legal Innovation

My latest news including upcoming speaking engagements, podcasts and more. Plus my latest thoughts, discoveries, experiences and information, shared with you to help us all work towards a better future for families – and family law.

  • Mastering Self-Advocacy with David Morneau: Legal Insights & Empathy in Family Law
    Published On: May, 2024Categories: Videos1.4 min read

    Join us for a heartfelt chat with David Morneau, a "recovering litigator," as we explore self-advocacy in the legal world. Learn the keys to being treated humanely by your attorney, the benefits of mediation, and the shift from victimhood to self-actualization in legal disputes. Tune in for insights, humor, and warmth!

  • Advocating for Yourself… with Your Own Attorney -Been There Got Out Podcast
    Published On: May, 2024Categories: Podcasts0.4 min read

    In this episode of the Been There Got Out Podcast, David Morneau, a "recovering litigator," joins us to discuss the importance of advocating for yourself with your attorney. We reminisce about our past collaborations and dive into practical advice on how to effectively communicate and collaborate with your legal counsel. Tune in to learn valuable strategies for ensuring your voice is heard and your interests are represented in legal matters.

  • The Epidemic of Gender Based Violence – WR Community Town Halls
    Published On: November, 2023Categories: Videos0.9 min read

    Join the discussion on the epidemic of gender-based violence in Waterloo Region. Learn from expert speakers as they shed light on intimate partner violence, its impact on the community, and the need for provincial intervention. Discover how local councils are recognizing and addressing this urgent issue to create a safer environment for all. Visit www.WRCommunityTownHalls.ca for more information.

  • Trauma and the Law – Healing a Broken System – Wholehearted Podcast
    Published On: September, 2023Categories: Podcasts0.5 min read

    In this episode of the Wholehearted Podcast, family mediator and collaborative legal professional David Morneau discusses the flaws in the legal system and steps we can take to join the change. He envisions a world where we listen without judgment, are curious about others' perspectives, and work together even when we disagree. David emphasizes focusing on getting it right rather than being right, and embracing mistakes as learning opportunities. It's a great episode full of insights on fostering a more cooperative and understanding legal system. Enjoy!

  • Creating a Life of Meaning: How to Align Your Values and Purpose with David Morneau
    Published On: May, 2023Categories: Videos0.5 min read

    Join us this week on Breaking as we chat with David Morneau, CEO of Morneau Family Law, about his journey from Windsor, Ontario to legal innovation. Discover insights on law school’s zero-sum game, post-graduation burnout, and the importance of aligning with your values. Tune in for an inspiring discussion on making an impact and being true to yourself.

  • Does Litigation Ever Get You to Vindication? – Divorce Solutions Podcast
    Published On: December, 2022Categories: Podcasts0.6 min read

    If you think vindication is something a judge can provide in your family law matter, you're mistaken. Lawyer David Morneau discusses how the Family Law system isn't set up for vindication but rather to encourage fighting, highlighting the importance of Alternative Dispute Resolution methods. Tune in to Divorce Solutions with Tracy Miller and Jamie West for more insights.

  • The Client as Consumer: Taking Your Power Back in Family Court – with David Morneau & Warrior Woman Angie
    Published On: August, 2022Categories: Podcasts0.4 min read

    In this episode of the Been There Got Out Podcast, Lisa and Chris welcome back Canadian family law attorney David Morneau (@dmorneaulaw) and warrior woman Angie (@bosslady.to). They continue the series "The Client as Consumer" by discussing how to take back your power in family court and why it's important not to view your lawyer as a knight in shining armor. If you're struggling with a high-conflict relationship, divorce, or custody battle, this episode offers valuable insights and practical advice.

  • The Client As Consumer: Things to Know When Retaining An Attorney (part 2 of 2) – with David Morneau & Warrior Woman Angie
    Published On: August, 2022Categories: Podcasts0.5 min read

    In this episode of the Been There Got Out Podcast, Chris and Lisa continue their conversation with Canadian family law attorney David Morneau and super-client Angie. They delve into the series "I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now: The Client As Consumer" and discuss how to improve legal systems. David emphasizes that the best way to reform the system is to win your case by making informed decisions. Tune in for part 2 of this insightful and empowering discussion.

  • The Client As Consumer: Things to Know When Retaining An Attorney (part 1 of 2) – with David Morneau & Warrior Woman Angie
    Published On: August, 2022Categories: Podcasts0.5 min read

    In this episode of the Been There Got Out Podcast, Chris and Lisa welcome Canadian family law attorney David Morneau (@dmorneaulaw) and expert client Angie (@bosslady.to). They discuss the series "The Client As Consumer" and emphasize why choosing the right attorney is crucial for your case. Learn how to take back your power, arm yourself with education, and win your case by making informed decisions. Tune in to part 1 for valuable insights and practical advice.

  • The Best Interest of the Child – The Law School Show Podcast
    Published On: February, 2022Categories: Podcasts0.5 min read

    n this episode, host Nurulayn Noor speaks with collaborative family lawyer David Morneau about advocating for children's best interests in Canadian family law. David shares his experience and emphasizes the importance of empathy, compassion, and moving away from adversarial approaches to make the process more amicable for everyone involved, especially the children. He highlights how legal professionals can support vulnerable clients through a holistic and collaborative approach.

  • Separation Sensibility – Sara Makes Sense Podcast
    Published On: August, 2021Categories: Podcasts0.4 min read

    In this episode of SARA MAKES SENSE, Sara talks with veteran family lawyer David Morneau about navigating separation with integrity. They discuss the do's and don'ts of dealing with lawyers and ex-spouses to ensure the process is as smooth as possible. Got a question for Sara? Send her an email, and she might respond in an upcoming episode.

  • Canada’s Divorce Act revamped to address family violence and custody battles – CTV News
    Published On: March, 2021Categories: News Articles0.3 min read

    Canada's Divorce Act has undergone significant changes, now addressing family violence and emphasizing the best interests of children. The updated Act includes various forms of abuse and introduces the term "parenting order" to foster more cooperative custody arrangements. Experts discuss the impact of these reforms on family law.

  • Divorce Act changes target effects of family violence on children – National Post
    Published On: March, 2021Categories: News Articles0.3 min read

    The first significant changes in decades to Canada's Divorce Act took effect on March 1. Delayed by the pandemic, these reforms now require courts to consider the best interests of the child, particularly in cases of family violence. The updated Act includes factors like emotional well-being and various forms of abuse, aiming to create more balanced and protective parenting arrangements.

  • CBC News | For years, Canada’s Divorce Act didn’t mention family violence. That changes today.
    Published On: March, 2021Categories: News Articles0.4 min read

    Family lawyers and advocates are closely monitoring the first major changes to Canada's Divorce Act in over 20 years. The updated Act now requires courts to consider the best interests of children, including the impact of family violence. David Morneau, executive director of the Child Witness Centre, notes that recognizing the nuances of domestic violence is a significant step forward. The Act's expanded definition of family violence includes physical, sexual, psychological, and financial abuse, aiming to provide better protection during family separations.

  • Navigating the Legal System with David Morneau – She is Your Neighbour Podcast
    Published On: October, 2020Categories: Podcasts0.5 min read

    In this episode of the She is Your Neighbour Podcast, David Morneau shares his insights from over 20 years as a family lawyer and his current role as Executive Director of a non-profit supporting children affected by abuse. He discusses the legal recognition of domestic violence and the importance of a holistic support system. Join the conversation with #SheIsYourNeighbour.

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It has taken some time to rebuild. 15 months to be exact. This time has been intentional and well-spent, implementing many lessons I have learned over the course of my 25-year professional career.

Having stepped away from law for a short period, I was able to reset, really dive deep on my personal and professional values and come back in a way that aligns those values with how to help people in a system that is crumbling, dehumanizing and incendiary.

In the coming days, I will be excited to share my journey and philosophy, all captured in my incredible new website.

For now, I would appreciate you checking out my new professional page, which will soon be sharing content. Give it a like if you are so inclined.

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