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FAQ – Where is Shulman Law Firm Located?

Toronto, as with any sprawling metropolis, can give the appearance of being much more compact than it is. Many people think of Toronto as merely consisting of the downtown core, a city along […]

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When Does Child Support Stop in Ontario?

In Ontario under the Family Law Act, R.S.O. 1990 c. F.3 (the “FLA”) there is main governing principle set out in s. 31:  that every parent has an obligation – to the extent […]

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Religion-Based Mahr Agreements: Validity and Status Under Canadian Law

Canada has a long and proud heritage of being a multi-cultural society, and one that places a value on the diversity of its citizens.  This laudable policy has numerous benefits, but it gives […]

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Child Support: Attributing Pre-Tax Corporate Income to Shareholder Parents

For Canadian courts, the exercise of setting the amount of child support payable by separated or divorced parents is a complex one at the best of times. The calculation essentially starts by determining […]

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Recommendations of the Children’s Lawyer: Are They Binding?

In Ontario, the Office of the Children’s Lawyer (OCL) is primarily tasked with representing children under the age of 18 in court cases involving custody, access and child protection.   Among the OCL’s related […]

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Spousal Support Guidelines For Incomes Above $350,000

For those separated and divorcing spouses who are liable for support and earn a gross annual income above $350,000, the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines (SSAGs) have a special set of rules that apply. […]

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Child Support Obligations for Step-Parents

The Canadian federal Divorce Act imposes a clear obligation on parents to financially support any “children of the marriage”.   The legislation goes on to expressly extend that duty toward “any child for whom […]

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A Challenge to Parents for the Year 2015

I recently read a thought-provoking and pragmatic piece in the Huffington Post titled “Because We Both Love You” — New Year’s Resolutions for Divorced Parents”. The author set out a long and often […]

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This Holiday, Give Your Kids the Best Gift of All

It’s Christmas Eve, and the time of year when families of many different types, cultures and religions gather to celebrate together and share the sense of connectedness that provides us with comfort and […]

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