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“Material Change” in Family Law – What You Need to Know

Since we are on the cusp of a change of seasons, it seems appropriate to discuss the concept of change in Family Law – specifically the concept of “material change”, which is a […]

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Wife Has Husband Arrested – Can He Deduct His Criminal Defence Fees in the Divorce?

That was the question in a recent Ontario divorce case called Desjardins v. Desjardins, 2013 ONSC 2283.  The couple had married in 2006, and had a child two years later.   The relationship gradually […]

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If You Go Bankrupt, Are You Off-the-Hook?

In an Ontario separation case called Brothers v. LeBlanc, 2013 ONSC 4073, the court was asked to consider an interesting question:  is a spouse who has gone bankrupt still obligated to live up to […]

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Which Court Handles a Divorce Between “Snowbirds”?

As the colder weather starts to descend upon us here in Ontario many couples – particularly older, retired folk often with some accumulated wealth – start making plans to spend the cold Canadian […]

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Could a “Nesting” Arrangement Work for You?

One of the more interesting – and I think positive – trends I have seen in the past few years is an upsurge in “nesting” arrangements, whether court-ordered or instigated by the parents […]

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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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