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Divorce Among Polyamorist Groups

For those that are not familiar with what a polyamorist is, it is often called an open relationship. It is different to bigamy which means being married to two people at once and is illegal. One or both spouses date and/or sleep with more than one person but it is not considered “cheating.” This is ...
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7 Common Questions About Separation

                Questions About Separation Approximately 9 percent of the Canadian population 15 years of age and older is either divorced or separated. When couples decide to split up, divorce is one option, but one or both parties might not be ready to terminate the marriage. Separation offers an ...
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What You Need To Consider Before Filing For Divorce

What You Need To Consider Before Filing For Divorce

The stress and emotional turmoil associated with breaking up with your spouse can be overwhelming and lead to rushing to file for a divorce. There could be many good reasons for ending your marriage, including physical or mental abuse making it unsafe to continue the relationship, but rushing to file for divorce could be a ...
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What If I Don’t Want a Divorce?

What happens if you don’t want a divorce? People in Toronto call our family law firm often and ask what happens if their spouse doesn’t want to get divorced. It doesn’t make sense to call a divorce law firm if you want to save your marriage. You should call a marriage counsellor or psychologist instead. ...
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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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Dividing Wedding Gifts During Divorce

You are now getting a divorce. You have a lot on your mind and a long list of things to take care of. One of the items on your list is the wedding gifts. Dividing wedding gifts during divorce can be complex. What do people do with their wedding gifts? Do you keep them? Do ...
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Down Payment Made by Parents: Loan or Gift?

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 equalization. In Barber v. Magee, ...
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Understanding Uncontested Divorce- Ontario

Posted June 3, 2018
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 fight. Neither party ...
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Pension and Divorce

Posted May 12, 2018
In Ontario family law proceedings there are guidelines and rules that provide for special treatment of certain personal assets. When it comes to dividing your assets along with those of your ex-spouse, you need to plan. Make sure that you are not too quick with your decisions. Think about who is to get what items ...
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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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