Knowledge Base: Child Custody & Support

Making Transitions Easier for Children

The process of seeing his or her parents separate and divorce is traumatic for a child even under the best conditions (and few divorce scenarios involve the “best conditions” anyway).  This is because […]

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

When you have a child, you are responsible for supporting him or her to the best of your ability.  This does not change when you are separated or divorced (and if that happens, […]

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Is Presumed Custody with the Mother an Outdated Presumption?

Ontario family law judges have to make important decisions about custody.  The legislated factors that go into those decisions are well-established, with the predominant one being the “best interests” of the child.  But […]

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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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Supporting Adult Children Through School – The Specific Factors

A few weeks ago, in an article titled “More on Child Support for Adult Children Pursuing Higher Education” I talked about the tricky legal question of how long parents should be financially responsible […]

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Do Children Have a Direct Right of Support?

Readers of this blog will be familiar with one of the basic principles of Ontario Family Law which dictates that every child is legally entitled to financial support from their parents.   Practically speaking, […]

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