Articles Posted by Chris Porteous

Frequently Asked Questions About An Ontario Divorce

According to statistics compiled by the federal government, more than 14 million Canadians are married and living with their spouses, but almost 3 million people are either separated from their spouses or already divorced. Divorce is the process of terminating the marital relationship, but there are other issues, including child support and custody, parenting time, ...
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Divorce – How Budgeting Helps You Prepare

Even with the high rate of divorce in Canada, approximately 40 percent of first marriages end in divorce, few people are prepared for the emotional and financial impact. The sudden realization that your marriage is over and life as a couple is about to end can be emotionally devastating, but you also must deal with ...
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Bill C-78 Changes to Canada’s Divorce Act

Changes to Divorce, Parenting and Garnishment Coming Canada’s Divorce Act, and parenting and garnishment laws, may soon be changing. As of November 2018, Bill C-78 was still being debated by Parliament. Here’s what the changes, introduced by the federal government May 22, 2018, could mean for your family. Bill C-78 would: champion children’s best interests protect ...
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Growing A Law Firm

I met with over 100 lawyers last year to discuss referrals and business expansion opportunities. Growing a law firm can be challenging, and information is key. I’ve found most want to go it alone and start their own practice. The risks are inherent: leaving an established law firm, building your business reputation, finding referrals. Then there ...
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