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Reducing Costs in Family Law

Posted June 27, 2018
Reducing Costs in Family Law Family law can be expensive if both spouses cannot agree on terms. Reducing costs in family law is often a key concern. Even alternative methods to the court system, such as mediation or arbitration, can sometimes be expensive. One of the largest concerns that every client has is how to ...
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Child Support Payments After Losing Job

Posted June 27, 2018
Child Support Obligations What happens when you lose your job, how does it affect child support payments? Dealing with a workplace injury or job loss can be extremely stressful when you have a family to take care of. Having to deal with court orders for child and spousal support can increase your stress even further. ...
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Down Payment Made by Parents: Loan or Gift?

Posted June 13, 2018
Down Payment Made by Parents The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently addressed whether a down payment made by a parent will be classified as a loan. They discussed if it would be excluded from the calculation of net family property. Or would it be considered a gift to be included as family property for ...
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Can You Force A Child To Go With The Parent?

Posted June 13, 2018
Can you force a child to go with the parent? In Ontario, a recent case dealt with the issue of whether a parent can be found in contempt of an access order. This happened because one parent was refused parenting time on the basis that the child doesn’t want to go. So can you force ...
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Understanding Uncontested Divorce

Posted June 3, 2018
Understanding Uncontested Divorce Are you looking for information about uncontested divorce? Most people will tell you that going through a divorce is the most stressful time of their lives. Too many hours are spent on arguing with their ex. On top of that there may be a huge legal bill at the end of the ...
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Spousal Support During Remarriage

Posted May 31, 2018
Spousal Support During Remarriage Do you have questions about spousal support during remarriage? You have been paying your monthly spousal support diligently. It has been paid monthly as you agreed or were ordered to. You’ve never missed a payment. You try not to complain about it when talking to your ex. We have family lawyers ...
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Getting Sole Custody In Ontario

Posted May 22, 2018
Custody Of A Child Do you have questions about getting sole custody in Ontario? You’ve got your sole custody agreement or court order and feel like you can finally relax? You can stop fighting with your ex about custody issues of your children. Right? Then why are you getting letters from your ex’s lawyer? Further, ...
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Family Responsibility Office

Posted May 22, 2018
Family Responsibility Office Do you have a Ontario family law case that deals with support? You should discuss with a family lawyer how and when to contact and utilize the services provided by the Family Responsibility Office (F.R.O.).  F.R.O. is the best way for a person to enforce their court orders and domestic agreements to ...
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Why You Need Power of Attorney

Posted May 20, 2018
Why You Need Power of Attorney Are you wondering why you need power of attorney? Most people know that they should have a will in place. This is done to make sure that if you pass away that your loved ones will be taken care of. They will have some direction as to what you ...
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Paternity Test During Divorce

Posted May 19, 2018
Paternity Test During Divorce Looking for a paternity test during divorce? A common topic of new clients is whether or not they should even be involved in the family law proceedings their ex has served them with. Often the subject matter is the custody, access and support of a new born or young child. While ...
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