Knowledge Base: Articles

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Minimize Legal Costs

Using Lawyers Can Actually Minimize Legal Costs

Everyone knows that litigation can be expensive.   But did you know that hiring a lawyer can actually minimize legal costs in the long run? At Shulman Law Firm, we don’t merely concentrate on […]

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Internet Affair

Does an Internet Affair Constitute “Adultery”?

Under the Canadian Divorce Act, spouses can get divorced if there has been a “breakdown of the marriage”, which is defined as including several scenarios.  Amongst these is the situation where one spouse […]

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Child Support Guidelines

More on the Child Support Guidelines Formulas – Split Custody

In my last post, I wrote that the Child Support Guidelines contain specific provisions that deal with how support is to be calculated in situations involving a “shared custody” arrangement between parents. Another […]

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40 Percent Threshold

Child Support and Shared Custody − The 40 Percent Threshold

As I have written before, the federal Child Support Guidelines provide a reliable and predictable means by which the respective child support obligations of parents can be ascertained.  In addition to setting out […]

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Can My Spouse and I Use One Lawyer

Separation and Divorce: Can My Spouse and I Use One Lawyer?

Most of the time, marriages break down under very acrimonious circumstances:  the couple has difficulty even being in the same room together, let alone hammering out a deal and agreeing on how to move […]

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Grandparents Right to Apply for Custody and Access

Bill Proposes to Confirm Grandparents Right to Apply for Custody and Access

I have written before about a grandparents right in some circumstances to apply for custody of or access to a child.   At the moment, this right is only implicit in the current wording […]

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Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines Family Law

Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines, Part 2: – Some Important Qualifiers

Last week, I gave a brief introduction to the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines (SSAG), which is one of several tools for quantifying spousal support that exist in the arsenal of spouses, their lawyers, […]

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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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