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Foreign Divorces Child Custody

Foreign divorces are very complicated. Can you divorce your partner from afar and how does that affect custody of your children? A Saudi couple who came to Ontario to study faced that challenge when they became embroiled in a contentious divorce and custody dispute. Five years into their arranged marriage and three years after becoming ...
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How To Annul A Marriage In Ontario

Want to know how to annul a marriage in Ontario? You thought you had started a new life. Imagine your surprise when you discover you are married to two women at once. An Ontario man who married in 2017, then applied to sponsor his wife to Canada encountered just that dilemma (Arevalo v McHenry, 2019). ...
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Documents Needed To Get Your Ontario Divorce Started

The documents needed to file for a divorce in Ontario may vary depending upon the circumstances of your particular case. For instance, if custody, support and other family law issues have been resolved through negotiations and reduced to a settlement or separation agreement, you could file an application online asking only for a divorce. If, ...
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5 Steps To Take To Prepare For A Divorce or Separation

Denial can play a big role in not recognizing the telltale signs of a troubled marriage and cause some people to be unprepared for a separation or divorce. The preparations you make in anticipation of separating from your spouse or ending the marriage through a divorce are as important as were the preparations and planning ...
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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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Is Marriage Dying?

Is marriage dying? What is the solution? People don’t just get married for love. For thousands of years it has been a way to live a better life. Living together and sharing resources is much more cost efficient than living apart. It is possible that one day only middle-class people who are trying to get ...
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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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