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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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child support and access

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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Support for Adult Children

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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Same-Sex Divorce for Non-Residents

Same-Sex Divorce for Non-Residents – The Law in a State of Flux

In Canada, same-sex marriage was legalized more than a decade ago, under the federal Civil Marriage Act, S.C. 2005, c. 33.   Since then, many same-sex couples from other countries have come to Canada […]

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Stepchildren and Child Support

Obligations Towards Stepchildren and Child Support

As most people are aware, in Ontario parents are legally obliged to provide financial support their biological children up to the age of majority (and – depending on the circumstances – sometimes beyond). […]

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Family Law Mediation and Arbitration

Family Law Mediation and Arbitration

Family law disputes between separating spouses can be resolved in one of several ways, one of which involves going to court.  However, mediation and arbitration are increasingly popular and cost-effective options. Mediation essentially […]

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