Knowledge Base: Articles

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The Divorce Process, Stage Three: Financial Disclosure

In previous articles in this series, I have outlined the first phase of a divorce (which is formally separating) and the second (which is getting initial legal advice).   In this third phase, I […]

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Divorce Process: Getting Advice

The Divorce Process, Stage Two: Getting Advice

In the last article in this series, I talked about the very earliest stage of the divorce process, meaning the actual decision to formally separate from your spouse, plus the initial arrangements that […]

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Divorce Process Step-by-Step

The Divorce Process: Step-by-Step

In this first in a series of articles, I will “walk you through” the processes involved in arranging for a divorce, starting with the initial separation, and ending with the formal divorce order and […]

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Can Grandparents Get Custody

Can Grandparents Get Custody?

In the vast majority of situations involving separation and divorce, custody of any children of the marriage will go to one or both of the parents.  But what about non-parents?  Can a person […]

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Careful With Those Nasty Texts

Family Law Disputes – Be Careful With Those Nasty Texts

Emotions run high in virtually all Family Law disputes between separated and divorcing spouses.  Yet it’s common for couples to have to stay in contact with each other after separation, usually because they […]

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Support for Adult Children

Can You Avoid Paying Child Support by Quitting Work?

The question of how much child support one parent has to pay the other in connection with the child of the marriage will be determined by numerous factors, including the child’s needs, and […]

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Ontario Child Support, Custody and Access: Fundamental Principles

A decision about child custody, access and support involves the parents – and if necessary, the courts – reaching a delicate balance between the interests of the child on the one hand, and […]

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How Long Do Parents Have to Offer Support for Adult Children?

 In Ontario, all parents have an obligation under the Family Law Act to support their children, and this includes paying for the child’s education if they are enrolled in school full-time.   When parents […]

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