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Why You Should Change Passwords After Separation or Divorce

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Parenting and Divorce – Four Great Books to Read

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When Co-Parenting Is Impossible

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Can Spenders And Savers Live Happily Together?

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How To Make Divorce Easier On The Children

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Child Custody – How A P.I. Can Help

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Warning Signs That Your Children Are Reacting To Conflict At Home

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5 Benefits Of Hiring A P.I. For Your Family Law Case

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How And When To Leave A Partner With An Addiction

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Financial Considerations To Make Before Entering A New Relationship

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My Spouse Is Lying! I Think…

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My Spouse Is Cheating – Should I Stay Or Go?

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How Much Is Enough? Evidence And Private Investigations

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Not All Assets Are Equal

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How Do Children Process Their Parents’ Divorce?

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When Appropriate, Shared Parenting Should Be The Norm

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When A Loved One’s New Partner Raises Red Flags

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Getting Out Of Debt After Divorce

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How to Tell Your Children About Your Divorce

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Key Things New Divorcées Forget To Include When Creating a Budget

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Revenge Is Sweet…But Success Is Better

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Effects Of Parental Alienation On A Child

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Parenting Strategies To Try When Parental Alienation Is An Issue

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Parental Alienation and Parental Alienation Syndrome

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What to Expect When Meeting A Financial Planner For The First Time

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Conflict and Child Development

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Why Won’t You Tell Me? When Less Information From Your Private Investigator Is More

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Leaving An Abusive Relationship? Start With A Safety Plan

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Should I Pay My Ex A Lump Sum Or Smaller Increments?

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Catch Me If You Can – What To Do When The Person You Want To Serve Doesn’t Make It Easy

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Abusive Relationships: How To Know If You’re At Risk

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Creating Effective Parenting Plans

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Litigation Privilege In Family Law

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When Counselling Is Not Appropriate For Children During A Divorce

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Can A Financial Planner Help Me Reach A Better Divorce Settlement?

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The 7 Deadly Sins Of Family Law Investigation – How To Avoid The Pitfalls That Add Unnecessary Costs

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Staying Together For The Sake Of The Children

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Getting Your Retirement Back on Track After a Divorce

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Unauthorized Electronic Surveillance in Family Law

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Strategies To Reduce Conflict

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Whose Bed Have Those Boots Been Under? Finding Answers Professionally and Discreetly

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An Open Letter To Our Clients

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The 7-Step Financial Plan For A Divorced Stay-At-Home Parent

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What Happens at the Mandatory Information Program

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Shulman Law Firm’s Pledge to #PushforProgress

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Preparing your Practice for the Crypto Revolution: What Every Family Lawyer Should Know

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Beating The Deadbeat – How An Investigator Can Help Verify Hidden Income

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Parenting Plans in High Conflict Situations

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Money Management Mistakes New Divorcées Should Avoid

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Communication and Co-Parenting

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How A Qualified Investigator Can Compliment Your Family Law Team

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Contemplating Divorce? Consider Counselling

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Mediation Explained

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Do I need a Lawyer?

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These Changes To Ontario Family Law Have Made A Big Difference

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What Would Santa Say? Are Gifts Considered Income for Support Purposes?

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Co-Parenting Through The Holidays: Who Pays For The Kids’ Gifts

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Busted! Myths About Divorce and Family Law Debunked

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Can I Stop My Ex From Taking Our Child To Church On Christmas?

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Ho-Ho-Holiday Parenting Schedules

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How To Avoid Going To Court: Tips From Our Lawyers

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Things You Can’t Leave Out Of Your Cohab Agreement If You’ve Already Been Divorced

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The Biggest Mistake Mature Couples Make When Their Relationship Gets Serious

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How To Have The Pre-Nup Conversation Without Jeopardizing Your Relationship

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Is It Ever Too Late To Get A Post-Nup?

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Top Reasons Why More Couples Are Saying Yes To Pre-Nups

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Co-Parenting And Back-To-School Expenses: Who Pays For What?

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Section 7 Expenses: Some Specifics

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Is This The Right Thing To Do?

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How To Move Past The Feeling Of Unfairness After Divorce

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Moving In Together? Consider These Points Before You Take The Next Big Step

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Rights And Obligations For Common Law Couples In Ontario

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The All Families Are Equal Act A Big Step In The Right Direction, But Some Key Questions Remain

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Same-Sex Divorce For Non-Residents In Canada: What Has Changed

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How same-sex marriage became legal in Canada

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How To Make A Parenting Plan That Accommodates A Young Child

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Four Books to Help Your Child Understand Divorce

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Modernizing the Justice System: Q&A with the Attorney General’s Office

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How to Cope If You Are Divorcing Your Business Partner

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Can my ex claim little or no income?

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CPP Credit Splitting – Some Particularities

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How a family lawyer can help you when divorce disrupts your retirement plan

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Exes making it work for business’ sake

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What you may not know about mediation

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Plan for the worst to ensure the best for your business

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How To Minimize Legal Costs During A Divorce

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Leaving An Abusive Relationship

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What To Do When You’re Thinking Of Leaving

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Mediator or Divorce Lawyer: Should You Choose One Or Have Both?

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I Can’t Afford To Pay For A Family Lawyer…Now What?

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Is there really such a thing as a simple divorce?

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Do These 5 Things If You Want To Lose Your Family Law Case

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What You Should Know If You Are Planning For Retirement – And Divorce

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How To Dress For Court

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What should I do if I’ve received a letter from a lawyer?

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Why Seeing More Divorce On TV Is A Good Thing

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Is it okay to date while in the midst of a divorce?

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CAPITAL COST ALLOWANCE AND DEPRECIATION – THEIR IMPACT ON DETERMINING INCOME FOR SUPPORT

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CAPITAL GAINS, LOSSES AND SUPPORT OBLIGATIONS

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HIGH INCOME AND SPOUSAL SUPPORT

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WILL YOU HAVE TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT FROM YOUR DPSP BENEFITS?

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Trust Funds – How Are They Split in a Divorce? 

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What’s the value of a free family law consultation at Shulman Law Firm?

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Restricted Stock Units – Will Your Former Spouse Get Half?

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AeroPlan Miles and Loyalty Points in a Divorce – Will You Have to Share Them?

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Was it a gift or a loan?

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Can You Stop Your Spouse from Dividing Your CPP Credits?

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Spousal Support and Retirement Income – Is Double Dipping Fair?

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How To Reduce Stress During A Divorce

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How Are CPP Credits Divided After Divorce?

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3 Ways to Keep a Healthy Heart After a Divorce

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Travelling After a Divorce is a Great Idea

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HOW DOES A PENSION GET SPLIT IN A DIVORCE?

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Breaking up the Family Business

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Going Through a Divorce? 5 Ways to Love Yourself this Valentines Day.

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Keep Your Divorce off Social Media

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Is Staying Together “for the Kids’ Sake” Always a Good Idea? New U.K. Data Says No.

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FAQ – Where is Shulman Law Firm Located?

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When Does Child Support Stop in Ontario?

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Religion-Based Mahr Agreements: Validity and Status Under Canadian Law

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Child Support: Attributing Pre-Tax Corporate Income to Shareholder Parents

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Recommendations of the Children’s Lawyer: Are They Binding?

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Spousal Support Guidelines For Incomes Above $350,000

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Child Support Obligations for Step-Parents

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A Challenge to Parents for the Year 2015

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This Holiday, Give Your Kids the Best Gift of All

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Separated or Divorced with Kids? Some Tips on Making the Holidays Extra Merry This Year

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What is “Adultery”, Anyway?

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In Canada, Could Camille Cosby Divorce Bill?

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Divorced and Travelling During the Holidays? Be Aware of New Canadian Passport Requirements

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Massive Divorce Awards and Settlements – Are They Ever Really Justified?

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Want to Keep Your Ex Away from Your Inheritance? It’s Simple.

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Divorcing? Here are Some Ways to Keep the House

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When Do Kids Get to Make Their Own Decisions?

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Holidays Are Not Always Merry for Separated and Divorce Parents

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Becoming a Parent without Becoming a Partner: Co-Parents and the Law

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“What Happens in Vegas, Stays on Facebook” – The Repercussions of Kids’ Bad Behaviour

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"Grey Divorces" in Canada: Some Practical Aspects

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More About Snooping on Spouses

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The Real Consequences of Actions in a Virtual World

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Snooping on Spouses — How Far Can It Go?

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Kids and the Digital Age: How Do Divorced Parents Deal with Differing Rules?

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Hockey Parents: Do Kids’ Schedules Have to be Accommodated?

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What Do You, and Celebrities, Have in Common?

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To Deadbeat Parents — Are You on the FRO "Most Wanted" List?

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Separation Agreements: Don’t Forget to Include Your Pets!

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What Do the NFL Suspensions Teach Us About Child Support?

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Who Gets "Custody" of Rover or Fluffy in a Split?

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Surrogacy Sparks Some Strange Legal Scenarios

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Surrogacy in Canada

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Who is Responsible When Kids Commit Crime?

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Dad Fails in Bid to Appeal $25,000 Monthly Support Order

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Must I Volunteer the Fact That I Got a Pay Raise?

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Helping Kids Understand Divorce Law

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Thinking of Taking the Law into Your Own Hands? It Can Be Costly

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Custody Self-Help: When a Vacation Turns Into a Permanent Move

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Can I Get My Kid’s Passport Without the Other Parent’s Consent?

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Does Family Arbitration Really Work?

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The Many Models Of Mediation

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Making Transitions Easier for Children

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Lack of Financial Disclosure Nets Man $10,000 Costs Award Against Him

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What Can Happen When You Lie About Being Employed

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Never Mind Vacation – What Happens When Family Law Disputes Go Abroad?

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Can Part-Time Work Satisfy Your Obligation to Earn at Full Potential?

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Is Presumed Custody with the Mother an Outdated Presumption?

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Can You Get Damages for Mental Suffering in Family Law?

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Want to Avoid a Security for Costs Order? Here’s What Not to Do

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More on Security for Costs – Some Examples

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Is a Kid’s Preference a "Material Change"?

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“How Do I Get Out of My Separation Agreement?”

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Does Retired Dad Have to Supplement Income?

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Is Private School Necessary?

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Do Gambling Losses Get Split After a Split?

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Contempt of Court in Family Law Proceedings

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Does a Flawed Settlement Count?

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Father Too Late to Stop Mother’s Move with Child

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Security for Costs in Family Law

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The Special, Protected Status of the Matrimonial Home

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Supporting Adult Children Through School – The Specific Factors

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Are You Legally Capable of Entering Into a Contract?

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Living "Separate and Apart" – Were You Living Together in the First Place?

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Do Children Have a Direct Right of Support?

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Does RRSP Income Count Towards Child Support?

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Do Kids’ Opinions Count, in Family Law?

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Keeping the Ring – Does it Matter Who Broke Off the Engagement?

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More on Child Support for Adult Children Pursuing Higher Education

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“Best Efforts” in a Parent’s Obligation to Find Work

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Can You Sue Someone for Breaking a Promise to Live Together?

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Legal Obligations After Death – “Dependent’s Relief” and Post-Death Support

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Supporting a Grandchild – Should it be Factored into Support Obligations?

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Thinking of Quitting Work to Avoid Support? Court Sees Right Through It

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How Do Child Tax Benefits Get Split?

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More on “Snowbirds” and Court Jurisdiction Over Support and Property Claims

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Is Playing ʺHardballʺ Worth it?

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The Perils of Drafting Separation Agreements – Knowing What You Don’t Know

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Can You Change a Separation Agreement? A Recent Case in Illustration

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Having Trouble Living Under the Same Roof While Separated? You May Be Stuck

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What is “Parental Alienation”? And What Do Ontario Courts Do About It?

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Child Support for Kids with Special Needs

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Can You Live “Separate and Apart” Under the Same Roof? – Some Points to Know

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Do Support Obligations Survive a Kid's Hiatus from School?

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More on Intemperate Texting in Family Law

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Should Family Law Compensate for Mental Distress?

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Is Support Ever Too Little to Bother Pursuing?

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Should You Use the Family Courts for Revenge?

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Monthly Support: Is $20K Too Much? How About $175K?

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What's in the FRO's Enforcement Arsenal?

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If You Quit Work for Health Reasons, Are You Off the Hook for Support?

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Does Receiving An Inheritance Affect Your Support Obligations?

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Keeping the Holidays Happy — Child Custody and Access Tips

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Are You Travelling for the Holidays? The Essentials About Kids’ Passports

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Gifts You Received While Married – Can You Keep Them After Divorce?

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If You Don’t Pay Support, You Could Lose Your License – Is it Worth the Risk?

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Ask Ron: "Do I Still Owe Support if My Ex is Living With Someone Else?"

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Do You Have to Pay Support for the Step-Child Who Won’t Speak to You?

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Can Bilingual Parent Insist on French-Language Education for Child?

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When is it Too Late to Ask for Support?

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Can’t Get Along? How Poor Communication Affects Custody Determinations

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Should Kids Be Forced To Do Overnight Visits?

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Ask Ron: "Does My Ex Get Half My House?"

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Can I Move Across the Country – or Across the Globe – With My Kid?

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Court Orders Are "Not Suggestions" — Obey Them Or Risk Being Barred From Your Own Proceeding

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Can a Court Make an Order to "Punish" You?

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The Problem with Homemade Separation Agreements

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What is “Income” for Child Support Purposes? – Some Surprises

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Could Your Family Court Fees Be Unconstitutional?

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The Perils of Internet Dating – The Law Comes to the Rescue

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When You Break an Engagement, Who Gets to Keep the Ring?

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“Material Change” in Family Law – What You Need to Know

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Wife Has Husband Arrested – Can He Deduct His Criminal Defence Fees in the Divorce?

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If You Go Bankrupt, Are You Off-the-Hook?

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Which Court Handles a Divorce Between “Snowbirds”?

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Could a “Nesting” Arrangement Work for You?

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Spousal Support: Is $175,000 a Month Excessive?

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Using Facebook Information in Court

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Plotting Something Sneaky? The Court Has Remedies!

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Can You Have More Than One Spouse At a Time?

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What Happens if You Don’t Co-Operate With the Court?

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Family Law Can Be Funny

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Deciding on Early Retirement? Don’t Overlook Your Support Obligations

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Update on Sending Nasty Texts: Still Not a Good Idea

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Support After Death? Can Your Ex Apply for Support From Your Estate?

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Do You Have to Keep Paying Support After You Die?

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Family Law Can Be Funny

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Can I Sell the House Without My Spouse Knowing?

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Family Law Rules – The Court’s Case Management Duties

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The Family Law Rules – What’s the Court’s Role?

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The Family Law Rules – What’s the Goal?

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Using Lawyers Can Actually Minimize Legal Costs

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Does an Internet Affair Constitute “Adultery”?

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More on the Child Support Guidelines Formulas – Split Custody

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Child Support and Shared Custody − The 40 Percent Threshold

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Separation and Divorce: Can My Spouse and I Use One Lawyer?

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Bill Proposes to Confirm Grandparents Right to Apply for Custody and Access

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Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines, Part 2: – Some Important Qualifiers

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Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines – What Are They?

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Child Protection Basics

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How Does a Parent’s Religious Beliefs Affect Custody and Access?

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How Do You Know You’ve Reached a Deal?

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Can Outside Parties Be Ordered to Provide Information?

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Correcting Common Misconceptions About the Matrimonial Home

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How are Inheritances Dealt With in a Divorce?

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Can You Pay Child Support Straight to the Child?

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What is the Role of the Office of the Children’s Lawyer?

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Don’t Delay! There Are Deadlines for Claiming Your Legal Rights

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Can a Cottage be a "Matrimonial Home"?

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Can I Dispose of My Ex’s Things?

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Custody Conundrum: When is it Okay to Move with a Child?

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Can You Use Facebook Evidence in Court?

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What is a Retainer Agreement?

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The Divorce Process – Final Stage: The Trial

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The Divorce Process, Stage Ten: The Settlement Conference

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The Divorce Process, Stage Nine: Productions and Discovery

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The Divorce Process, Stage Eight: Motions

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The Divorce Process, Stage Seven: The Case Conference

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The Divorce Process, Stage Six: Mandatory Information Program

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The Divorce Process, Stage Five: Commencing Litigation

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The Divorce Process, Stage Four: Negotiation

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The Divorce Process, Stage Three: Financial Disclosure

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The Divorce Process, Stage Two: Getting Advice

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The Divorce Process: Step-by-Step

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Can Grandparents Get Custody?

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Family Law Disputes – Be Careful With Those Nasty Texts

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Can You Avoid Paying Child Support by Quitting Work?

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Ontario Child Support, Custody and Access: Fundamental Principles

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How Long Do Parents Have to Offer Support for Adult Children?

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Same-Sex Divorce for Non-Residents – The Law in a State of Flux

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Obligations Towards Stepchildren and Child Support

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Family Law Mediation and Arbitration

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The Essentials of Property Division in Ontario

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Amending a Separation Agreement

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Don’t Delay in Seeking Equalization of Net Family Property

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When Are Religious Marriages Valid in Ontario?

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Divorce and Your Pension: The Basics

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Adultery and Divorce

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Make Sure Your Separation Agreement is Comprehensive

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Can a Foreign Same-Sex Couple Get a Divorce in Canada?

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Paying for Post-Secondary Education – How Far Must Parents Go?

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Enforcing Child and Spousal Support Payments – The Role of the Family Responsibility Office

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The Basics of the Ontario Family Court System

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Understanding the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines

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Who was the Primary Parent During the Marriage?

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Divorce in Ontario: Frequently-Asked Questions

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Pre-Nuptial Agreements

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Child Support – The Basics

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Determining Child Custody After Separation

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Financial Disclosure – Explained

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Property Division in Common Law Relationships

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Unequal Division of Property – Can I Get More Than Half?

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Equalization in the Family Law Context

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The Matrimonial Home – What Makes it Unique?

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