How long do you have to pay child support payments?
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How Long Do You Have to Pay Child Support?

One of the most common questions regarding child support payments is, how long does a parent have to pay child support? The answer to this question quite simply depends on the circumstances of the case.   The requirement to pay child support ends when a child reaches the age of majority, which in Ontario is 18 […]

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Women Pay Child Support
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Do Women Pay Child Support?

Do Women Pay Child Support? The idea that women do not have to pay child support is a myth. While historically a father would make child support payments for the children, this is no longer the standard.  &nbsp How Does Child Support Work? Child support is based on two factors: the primary residence of the […]

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Divorcing a Narcissist

  When getting a divorce, parties should seek to negotiate and reach a settlement. This can be extremely difficult when a party exhibits traits of narcissism. Below are four key points to keep in mind when divorcing a narcissist. Determine if your ex is a narcissist Narcissists typically lack empathy and accept no responsibility. They […]

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Collaborative divorce: An Alternative To Litigation

Collaborative divorce (colloquially referred to as collaborative law) has steadily increased in popularity across North America since its inception in the early 1990s by Minnesota family lawyer Stuart Webb. In Ontario alone, there are now over 20 practice groups with 620 professionals who practice collaborative divorce and separation. What is collaborative divorce? Collaborative divorce is […]

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Myths Surrounding A Father’s “Rights” to Custody

There is an unfounded belief that fathers do not have equal rights to custody. Do courts actually favor mothers over fathers for custody? Are single fathers also entitled to custody? Do fathers also have the right to claim spousal support? Let’s address these questions one at a time.    Mothers are not favored over fathers during […]

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Do I Need a Lawyer to get Divorced?

In Ontario, a lawyer is not required to file for divorce. However, obtaining legal advice prior to filing for a divorce may prove to be beneficial, as a lawyer can explain your rights, obligations and make the process smoother overall. • Uncontested or Joint Divorce An uncontested divorce is where one spouse files a for […]

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Can fathers be granted custody over their children?

Can fathers be granted custody over their children? Upon divorce or separation, determining custody and access of the children is one of the more difficult parts. Fathers often feel they are on the short end of the stick, as many assume courts favor mothers in this regard. Contrary to this belief, each parent starts with […]

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Steps to Protect Assets from Divorce
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Protecting Your Assets From Divorce

Divorce can be draining – emotionally and financially. Use these tips to protect your assets upon divorce. Steps can be taken prior to or during the marriage, as well as after marital breakdown. Before 1) Marriage Contract: The best way to protect your assets is by way of a prenuptial agreement. These agreements outline the […]

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How Long Does a Divorce Take
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How Long Does It Take To Get A Divorce?

In order to apply for a divorce, you must demonstrate that there has been a break down of the marriage and that there are no reasonable prospects for reconciliation. Generally for there to be a breakdown of the marriage the parties will have to be separated and living apart for a year. This requirement is waived […]

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How Social Media Affects Marriage
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The Role Social Media Plays In Your Divorce

Suffice it to say that technology and social media have greatly developed in recent years. Their impact is not limited to our social lives. As most Canadians use one form of social media or another, this article will address how technology and social media are powerful tools that can greatly assist the divorce process, albeit […]

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