Articles by Rick Peticca

Rick Peticca

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

Amending a Separation Agreement

Amending a Separation Agreement

When spouses decide to separate, they will usually enter a separation agreement to solidify their agreed-to financial and personal arrangements pending their upcoming divorce.  However, getting a divorce takes time, and it may […]

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Divorce and Your Pension

Divorce and Your Pension: The Basics

When couples divorce, there are many financial and personal issues that must be untangled.  Among the more complex ones, is how a spouse’s pension or pension entitlement is to be treated in the […]

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Paying for Post-Secondary Education

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

In Ontario, the Family Law Act imposes an obligation on all parents to fund their child’s education as long as they are minors and “enrolled in a full-time program of education.” This obligation […]

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Support for Adult Children

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

In Ontario, the Family Responsibility Office (FRO) is a government agency which can assist in the enforcement of spousal and child support payments owing from one ex-spouse to the other. Here are the […]

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Ontario Family Court System

The Basics of the Ontario Family Court System

Most people manage to avoid becoming involved in litigation in their lifetimes.  But when marriages falter and ultimately end, or when issues arise in connection with the custody of children, people who have […]

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Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines

Understanding the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines

In Ontario, once spouses decide to separate as a first step towards divorcing each other, they embark a complex (and often lengthy) process of unwinding their financial affairs.   This includes the division of […]

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