Knowledge Base: Articles

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What Happens if You Don’t Co-Operate With the Court?

  I have written before about the various court orders that can be made in Family Law matters.  These include child custody, spousal support, equalization-related orders, and of course, an order for divorce […]

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Family Law Can Be Funny

“Paging Dr. Freud.  Paging Dr. Freud.” With those words, Ontario Family Court Judge Justice Quinn began his judgment in a now-notorious decision from a few years ago called Bruni v. Bruni, 2010 ONSC […]

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Deciding on Early Retirement? Don’t Overlook Your Support Obligations

If you are on the brink of deciding whether to retire early, the recent Ontario case called Innes v. Innes is a reminder to make sure you take your spousal support obligations into […]

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Sending Nasty Texts

Update on Sending Nasty Texts: Still Not a Good Idea

In one of my more popular previous Blogs titled “Family Law Disputes – Be Careful With Those Nasty Texts” I wrote about a case called Menchella v. Menchella, where the court concluded that […]

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Support After Death

Support After Death? Can Your Ex Apply for Support From Your Estate?

In a recent post, I talked about the fact that if you have a spouse from whom you are separated or divorced, you may have an obligation to pay spousal or child support […]

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Paying Support

Do You Have to Keep Paying Support After You Die?

As part of most divorces – and especially in the case of long-term marriages – you may be required to pay support to your former spouse and to any children you had together. […]

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Family Law Can Be Funny

Family Law Can Be Funny

The judge’s written reasons began like this: “Paging Dr. Freud.  Paging Dr. Freud.” With those words, Ontario Family Court Judge Justice Quinn launched into his now-notorious decision called Bruni v. Bruni, 2010 ONSC […]

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Can I Sell the House Without My Spouse Knowing

Can I Sell the House Without My Spouse Knowing?

While it hasn’t come up often (fortunately), I have had the occasional married client ask me this:  Can he or she legally sell the home that the couple shares, without the other spouse consenting […]

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Family Law Rules – The Court’s Case Management Duties

If you are a potential family law litigant, it’s important to understand how the Ontario legal system works.  In the past few posts, I have explored the expressly-defined purposes of the Ontario Family […]

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