Deciding Custody and Access: The Best Interests Of The Children ( Page 8 )

Sole Custody Orders Ontario

Sole custody orders can be a hard thing to understand. Have you signed off on your ex having sole custody of your children? This does not take away all of your parental rights. Most of the time the parent that has an order for sole custody of children will use it as the final say. ...
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Legal Fees and Taxes

Are you curious about legal fees and taxes? It’s that time of year again when everyone is trying to maximize their tax breaks. If you’ve been involved in family law litigation you should discuss whether or not you have any sort of tax breaks or benefits that may have resulted or changed from your case ...
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Can You Have Two Spouses At The Same Time?

Is it possible to have two spouses at the same time? We’re not talking about issues related to bigamy or polygamy. Did you know, that under Canadian law, it is possible to have two spouses at the same time? This article outlines how some individuals find themselves with two spouses. It also covers the troubles ...
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What Is Financial Disclosure In Divorce?

What is financial disclosure and document production? Financial disclosure and document production relates to the information each party must provide to the other party. This is done to support claims for child support, spousal support, property, or exclusive possession of the matrimonial home. It includes both the financial statement that both parties are required to ...
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Dealing with Daycare During Divorce

Dealing with daycare during divorce can be complex. More and more parents are choosing to be returning to the workplace after their children are born. Without family to help care for younger children often couples use home daycare services. This is also often the case for couples who separate as both single parents attempt to ...
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Mandatory Information Program Ontario

Across the provinces, the litigation process in Canada has started to require parties to take classes and seminars before starting family law litigation. It is an effort by the government to ensure that parties are informed about the legal process. People obtain details about available support programs and become more knowledgeable about the separation process. ...
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How Do Lawyers Bill: Retainers, Fees and Disbursements?

There are three main terms that you should know about lawyer’s billing practices before hiring a lawyer: Retainers; Fees; and Disbursements Call our family law firm toll free at 1 844-466-6529 Retainers When talking about legal fees, a retainer refers to an initial deposit paid by the client to the lawyer in advance of work being ...
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Post Separation Communication Between Parents

Post separation communication can be difficult. Separation is often accompanied by anger and frustration directed at your ex-spouse. Comments are misunderstood and intentions are doubted, resulting in strained communications with your ex-spouse.  And when there are children involved, parents often find it hard to speak to the other parent at a time when communication is ...
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Legal Fees Tax Deduction

The cost of going to court can get expensive. When legal fees begin to increase, spouses start to look for ways to recapture their money spent. One question that clients have is whether they can claim their fees on their tax returns. The answer is yes, some legal fees can be deducted from your total ...
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