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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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Do You Have to Pay Support for the Step-Child Who Won’t Speak to You?

Needless to say, child support cases can involve an array of different scenarios and permutations:  Some are more run-of-the-mill than others.   Among the less-common scenarios involves the question of whether a step-parent must […]

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Can Bilingual Parent Insist on French-Language Education for Child?

When parents are separated or divorced, can one of them insist on giving their child a French-language education, over the objections of the other?  This was the question in a recent Ontario child […]

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When is it Too Late to Ask for Support?

It should go without saying that if you want to solidify your legal rights and entitlements, you have to act quickly.  Canadian law is full of procedural requirements and deadlines. So how long […]

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