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What's in the FRO's Enforcement Arsenal?

As we have discussed in a prior article, in Ontario the Family Responsibility Office (FRO) is tasked with assisting child and spousal support recipients whose former spouses have defaulted or fallen behind on […]

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If You Quit Work for Health Reasons, Are You Off the Hook for Support?

As many of you already know from our previous articles on spousal support, your obligation to pay support is tied to several important factors – among them your Ex’s need for support, together […]

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Does Receiving An Inheritance Affect Your Support Obligations?

In the course of the average lifetime, it will usually not be often that you find yourself inheriting significant sums of money after a loved one or close friend has died. Still, the […]

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Keeping the Holidays Happy — Child Custody and Access Tips

We all want to have the idyllic holiday season:  picture-perfect family gatherings, children playing merrily, chestnuts roasting by an open fire. But in all-too-many Canadian households, the picture is less than perfect because […]

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Are You Travelling for the Holidays? The Essentials About Kids’ Passports

The holiday season is upon us, and many of you will be travelling across Canada and elsewhere in order to see family and friends.  But many parents are unaware of what their obligations […]

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Gifts You Received While Married – Can You Keep Them After Divorce?

Ontario Family Law has well-legislated rules about how family property gets divided after divorce.    But as with most rules, there are exceptions – and one of them pertains to gifts that you or […]

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If You Don’t Pay Support, You Could Lose Your License – Is it Worth the Risk?

Your obligation to pay spousal or child support may feel like a heavy financial burden at times, and – especially around the holidays, when the bills really add up – it may be […]

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Ask Ron: "Do I Still Owe Support if My Ex is Living With Someone Else?"

A reader of the Blog recently posed the following question: Question: “My Ex is getting spousal support, but is not living in her own apartment full-time. Is there anything I can do? It […]

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