Knowledge Base: Articles

You’re looking for information, and we have plenty to share. We’ve gathered a lot of free resources on separation and divorce, and to help you navigate it all we’ve grouped them around key topics so you can zone-in on what you want to know more about.

Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines

Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines – What Are They?

Under Ontario family law, a marriage is viewed as a financial partnership, with each partner having a legal obligation to support the other if necessary, in the event that the relationship breaks down. […]

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Child Protection Basics

Child Protection Basics

Fortunately, most families will never need to become familiar with child protection laws, or how the systems work in this province.   Still, it is worth making a few short introductory points. As the name […]

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Religious Beliefs Affect Custody and Access

How Does a Parent’s Religious Beliefs Affect Custody and Access?

When parents have divorced, they frequently differ on what constitutes the “best interests” of a child – which is the governing consideration in determining where and with whom the child lives, where he […]

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How Do You Know You've Reached a Deal

How Do You Know You’ve Reached a Deal?

If you and your spouse are divorcing, it’s always best if you can reach a settlement on at least some of your disputed issues, rather than taking them to court.   But it’s sometimes […]

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Financial Disclosure

Can Outside Parties Be Ordered to Provide Information?

As I have written in previous articles, in Ontario the parties to divorce litigation have an obligation to provide financial disclosure to each other, as part of the orderly division and winding up […]

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Common Misconceptions About the Matrimonial Home

Correcting Common Misconceptions About the Matrimonial Home

With the ease of internet searching, it is all-to-easy for my clients to get information – and frequently misinformation – about basic Family Law concepts. Respecting the matrimonial home in particular, here are […]

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How are Inheritances Dealt With in a Divorce

How are Inheritances Dealt With in a Divorce?

  I sometimes get questions from my clients who are lucky enough to have inherited money from their (less lucky) deceased relatives. They want to know how inheritances are treated in the event […]

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Can You Pay Child Support Straight to the Child

Can You Pay Child Support Straight to the Child?

A court order for child support reflects an obligation by one separated or divorced parent to pay financial support to the other in respect of the child they have together. Generally speaking, the […]

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Role of the Office of the Childrens Lawyer

What is the Role of the Office of the Children’s Lawyer?

Fortunately, most married parents manage to divorce their spouses without ever having to get the provincial Office of the Childrens Lawyer (OCL) involved.    However, in a relatively small proportion of family law custody […]

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