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April 9, 2018
Divorce and Inheritance

Divorce Law Pertaining To Inheritance

When married spouses separate, they are subject to the property division regime found in the Family Law Act, unless otherwise agreed to in […]
March 19, 2018
Meeting With a Family Lawyer

How To Prepare For Your First Meeting With A Family Lawyer

Fee Structure Lawyers generally bill by the hour, while in some circumstances flat fees may be offered. In either case, you should be […]
February 22, 2018
Retirement And Its Effect On Spousal Support

Retirement And Its Effect On Spousal Support

Spousal support payors in Ontario may assume that their obligation to pay support will terminate upon retirement, considering each party will have already […]
February 6, 2018
Adultery Laws in Canada

Divorce and Adultery

In Canada, divorce is governed by the federal Divorce Act. The only ground for divorce is the “breakdown of marriage”, which can be […]
January 22, 2018
Retroactive Child Support

Retroactive Child Support

New Child Support Guidelines came into effect on November 22, 2017. Child support obligations are calculated in accordance with the tables included in […]
December 17, 2017
The Matrimonial Home and Divorce

Matrimonial Home Rights and Divorce in Ontario

Section 18 of the Family Law Act defines the matrimonial home as follows: “Every property in which a person has an interest and […]
November 7, 2017
Unjust Enrichment

Unjust Enrichment

Partners are in a common law relationship when: 1. They have lived together for three years; or 2. They have a child, and are […]
October 29, 2017
Child Support

Child Support

A. Do I have to pay child support? Ontario’s Family Law Act and the Federal Divorce Act both state that every parent has an […]
October 1, 2017
Obtaining a restraining order

Psychological Harm – Enough to Obtain a Restraining Order

  Put simply, a restraining order limits what a person can do. Restraining orders commonly prevent a respondent from coming within a certain […]