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: Is $175,000 a Month Excessive?

The Ontario court’s ruling late last year in McCain v. McCain achieved considerable notoriety for several reasons:  first, the husband happened to be Michael McCain, son of Wallace McCain (the founder of the well-known […]

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Using Facebook Information in Court

Facebook is here to stay.  (And while we’re on the topic, check out Shulman Law Firm’s Facebook page!). As I’ve written before, one of the more unconventional uses for Facebook – besides the more […]

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Plotting Something Sneaky? The Court Has Remedies!

Family Law disputes tend not to bring out the best in people; in fact, they often bring out the worst.   Some Ex-spouses seem to view their separation and divorce as a blow to […]

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Can You Have More Than One Spouse At a Time?

You probably think it goes without saying that a person can only have one spouse at a time.  But it may come as a surprise that under Canadian law, there may sometimes be […]

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What Happens if You Don’t Co-Operate With the Court?

  I have written before about the various court orders that can be made in Family Law matters.  These include child custody, spousal support, equalization-related orders, and of course, an order for divorce […]

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Family Law Can Be Funny

“Paging Dr. Freud.  Paging Dr. Freud.” With those words, Ontario Family Court Judge Justice Quinn began his judgment in a now-notorious decision from a few years ago called Bruni v. Bruni, 2010 ONSC […]

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Deciding on Early Retirement? Don’t Overlook Your Support Obligations

If you are on the brink of deciding whether to retire early, the recent Ontario case called Innes v. Innes is a reminder to make sure you take your spousal support obligations into […]

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Sending Nasty Texts

Update on Sending Nasty Texts: Still Not a Good Idea

In one of my more popular previous Blogs titled “Family Law Disputes – Be Careful With Those Nasty Texts” I wrote about a case called Menchella v. Menchella, where the court concluded that […]

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