CAPITAL GAINS, LOSSES AND SUPPORT OBLIGATIONS
If you run a business or have sophisticated personal holdings, the concept of “capital gains” and “capital losses” may be quite familiar to you. As you likely know, capital property consists of that […]
WILL YOU HAVE TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT FROM YOUR DPSP BENEFITS?
As a separating or divorcing parent, when it comes time to calculate your income for child support purposes you may have to account for many different sources, particularly if you are a corporate […]
Is Staying Together “for the Kids’ Sake” Always a Good Idea? New U.K. Data Says No.
We often hear about unhappy couples staying together to avoid upsetting their children with a divorce or separation. But a recent study out of the United Kingdom says sometimes a split is far […]
When Does Child Support Stop in Ontario?
In Ontario under the Family Law Act, R.S.O. 1990 c. F.3 (the “FLA”) there is main governing principle set out in s. 31: that every parent has an obligation – to the extent […]
Child Support: Attributing Pre-Tax Corporate Income to Shareholder Parents
For Canadian courts, the exercise of setting the amount of child support payable by separated or divorced parents is a complex one at the best of times. The calculation essentially starts by determining […]
Recommendations of the Children’s Lawyer: Are They Binding?
In Ontario, the Office of the Children’s Lawyer (OCL) is primarily tasked with representing children under the age of 18 in court cases involving custody, access and child protection. Among the OCL’s related […]