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Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines

Understanding the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines

In Ontario, once spouses decide to separate as a first step towards divorcing each other, they embark a complex (and often lengthy) process of unwinding their financial affairs.   This includes the division of […]

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Who was the Primary Parent

Who was the Primary Parent During the Marriage?

In making a determination for child custody purposes as to which of two parents should be considered the “primary” parent during the marriage, a court will look at a large number of factors […]

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Divorce in Ontario

Divorce in Ontario: Frequently-Asked Questions

The following are some frequently-asked questions pertaining to the required elements for obtaining a divorce in this province.

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Pre-Nuptial Agreements

Pre-Nuptial Agreements

There are several different types of domestic contracts that can be made in Ontario, and they differ according to the point in the parties’ relationship at which they are made. A contract made by two parties who plan to live together without being married is called a “cohabitation agreement”; a contract by future spouses who intend to marry is called a “pre-nuptial agreement”.

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Child Support Basics

Child Support – The Basics

The obligation exists regardless of the state of the relationship between the parents. When the parents are living together, the expenses relating to child care and upbringing are normally shared either formally or informally, within the family unit.

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Determining Child Custody After Separation

Determining Child Custody After Separation

In the context of the already-difficult situation surrounding the breakdown of a marriage, the question of which parent gets custody of the children after separation can be a complex and emotionally-charged one.    […]

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Financial Disclosure Explained

Financial Disclosure – Explained

Each party must be fully informed of the financial circumstances of the other.The Ontario Family Law Act expressly sets out that a Court can set aside any contract or settlement if it was reached without full disclosure by one or both parties.

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Property Division in Common law Relationships

Property Division in Common Law Relationships

The Supreme Court of Canada has just released an important decision dealing with how assets and property should be divided when common law spouses separate.

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Unequal Division of Property

Unequal Division of Property – Can I Get More Than Half?

In Ontario, the Family Law Act governs the division of property that is brought into a marriage or acquired by spouses. The Act sets out a formula that dictates how the division is to be calculated, a process called the “equalization of Net Family Property”.

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