Articles by Rick Peticca

Rick Peticca

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

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

I have written about the concept of “material change”, which is the threshold criterion for a court being able to vary a previously-made child custody order. From a legal standpoint, “material change” must […]

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How Do I Get Out of My Separation Agreement

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

This is a question that family lawyers get asked by clients all the time.    The answer begins with an acknowledgment that under Ontario law, domestic agreements between couples are no different from any […]

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Supplement Income

Does Retired Dad Have to Supplement Income?

In Ontario, the amount of child support that is payable by a parent will be determined by a number of established factors, with his or her income being primary among them.   But in […]

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Gambling Losses Get Split

Do Gambling Losses Get Split After a Split?

In Ontario, the governing rules that guide the division of property when a couple permanently separates and divorces are found in the Family Law Act.   These provisions establish the general rule that family […]

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Father Too Late to Stop Mother's Move with Child

Father Too Late to Stop Mother’s Move with Child

In past articles I have emphasized the importance of acting promptly, which includes not only hiring a lawyer and getting advice, but also taking prompt and active steps to assert your legal rights. […]

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Security for Costs in Family Law

As you likely know, the field of Ontario Family Law is a sub-set of the province’s civil litigation system, and in many respects represents a narrower, more focused and customized path for litigants […]

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