Articles Posted by Chris Porteous

Happy life = a lot less strife

Only 30 per cent of marriages are healthy and happy, relationship experts say. Is yours one? As Valentine’s Day approaches, you may be encouraged to know love can even prevent real-life heart problems. Married couples are at lower risk for heart or blood vessel problems, couples data from the 20-year U.S. Marital Instability Over the ...
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Turning a gender lens on corporate games

Could tournament rules be thwarting female lawyers’ efforts to get ahead? U.S. law professors Naomi Cahn, June Carbone and Nancy Levit recently put a gender lens on what goes on behind office doors. The corporate “tournament,” as they call it, “valorizes intense competition” or sharp-elbows syndrome. Angst is up as a result, productivity is down ...
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Understanding Common-Law Relationships in BC

The status granted to couples living together outside of a traditional marriage differs from one province to another. British Columbia couples living together share the share the same rights and privileges enjoyed by married couples provided they have cohabited for at least two years. The differences in the laws of the different provinces can be ...
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A Primer On Getting A Divorce In Ontario

The ups and downs of married life can put a strain on a relationship. Couples needing time away from each other to work out their differences might decide to live separate and apart. There are few legal formalities to a separation other than the agreement of the parties to not live together. Separation is not ...
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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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