Articles by Rick Peticca

Rick Peticca

Rick Peticca is a family lawyer at Shulman Law Firm Professional Corporation.

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

Ontario Family Courts have a broad, legislative-based power to make orders that address the disputes between you and your spouse in scenarios where you have decided to separate and divorce.  This power extends […]

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

As I have written before, if you are obligated to pay child support for your children (whether by agreement or court order), then the amount will be determined using the Child Support Guidelines, using […]

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Could Your Family Court Fees Be Unconstitutional?

People often complain about the high overall cost of litigation – including legal fees, funding the individual steps in a proceeding, and court fees.  It all begs the question of whether obtaining justice […]

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

We often hear about the pitfalls of internet dating:  the use of fake profiles, rampant exaggeration, and sometimes outright lies.   Broken hearts are common – perhaps even more so than in the “real […]

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

Since we are on the cusp of a change of seasons, it seems appropriate to discuss the concept of change in Family Law – specifically the concept of “material change”, which is a […]

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

In an Ontario separation case called Brothers v. LeBlanc, 2013 ONSC 4073, the court was asked to consider an interesting question:  is a spouse who has gone bankrupt still obligated to live up to […]

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