Family Matters with Justice Harvey Brownstone is in its second season at CHEK and CHCH, Family Matters with Justice Harvey Brownstone, is the only TV show ever hosted by an actual sitting judge. Justice Brownstone is the author of the bestseller: Tug of War: a Judge’s Verdict on Separation, Custody Battles, and the Bitter Realities of Family Court. He is considered the ‘face and voice of the Canadian justice system;’ and is likely the most recognizable judge in the country. Family Matters focuses on the relationship between modern family issues and the justice system, covering topics such as Internet dating, spousal and child support, addictions, parenting, social media, bullying, domestic violence, same-sex marriage/parenting, adoption, child protection, and infidelity. Justice Brownstone interviews social workers, lawyers, mediators, judges, psychologists, and everyday people to inform and entertain viewers on topics usually not discussed in a sophisticated, intelligent manner on TV. Family Matters online legal Q&A is tied closely with the show, providing free legal answers from lawyers and other legal professionals. The Q&A together with the show, give legal advertisers a valuable outlet for educating the public. Justice Brownstone has answered over 800 questions himself on the Q&A, believing that the more information people have, the better their decisions will be when faced with a family or legal crisis.
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Justice Harvey Brownstone is a sitting Ontario provincial court family law judge and author of the bestselling book, Tug of War: A Judge's Verdict on Separation, Custody Battles, and the Bitter Realities of Family Court.
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In 2009, Justice Brownstone released his bestselling book, Tug of War: a Judge's Verdict on Separation, Custody Battles, and the Bitter Realities of Family Court (now in third printing). "This was the first book by a sitting family court judge that speaks directly to the public." Justice Brownstone "wanted parents to get the best possible information, directly from a judge, about the realities of family court and the alternatives available to litigation, so that parents could make informed decisions about how to resolve parenting disputes in a way that meets the best interests of their children. The public and media response to Tug of War was overwhelming!" Tug of War spent 12 weeks on the national best seller list, and catapulted Justice Brownstone into the media spotlight. He has appeared on every major radio and TV talk show in Canada and has been one of the most sought after speakers on the lecture circuit. He has been credited as single-handedly changing the public perception of the justice system and the judiciary, by enhancing access to justice through his public education efforts. Because he is one of the very few judges willing to appear in the media and make public appearances, he has become the face and voice of the Canadian justice system and is indisputably the most famous judge in Canada.