Knowledge Base: Articles

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How are Inheritances Dealt With in a Divorce

How are Inheritances Dealt With in a Divorce?

  I sometimes get questions from my clients who are lucky enough to have inherited money from their (less lucky) deceased relatives. They want to know how inheritances are treated in the event […]

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Can You Pay Child Support Straight to the Child

Can You Pay Child Support Straight to the Child?

A court order for child support reflects an obligation by one separated or divorced parent to pay financial support to the other in respect of the child they have together. Generally speaking, the […]

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Role of the Office of the Childrens Lawyer

What is the Role of the Office of the Children’s Lawyer?

Fortunately, most married parents manage to divorce their spouses without ever having to get the provincial Office of the Childrens Lawyer (OCL) involved.    However, in a relatively small proportion of family law custody […]

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Deadlines for Claiming Your Legal Rights

Don’t Delay! There Are Deadlines for Claiming Your Legal Rights

If  you and your spouse decide to separate and divorce, you become understandably pre-occupied with establishing your new post-divorce lives, and of course with tending to the needs of your children. This means that […]

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Can a Cottage be a Matrimonial Home

Can a Cottage be a "Matrimonial Home"?

Cottage season is fast approaching.   I sometimes get asked about vacation properties and how they are dealt with upon separation and divorce. As I have written before, a couple’s “matrimonial home” is a […]

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Can I Dispose of My Ex's Things

Can I Dispose of My Ex’s Things?

Many romantic relationships end in acrimony, and loose ends are often left untied in the emotional upheaval that follows a break-up.  I often get asked whether it’s alright to dispose of the items […]

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Child Custody When is it Okay to Move with a Child

Custody Conundrum: When is it Okay to Move with a Child?

If you are separated or divorced parent with primary custody of a child, then you have the legal right to make many important decisions that affect the child’s life, with limited input from […]

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Facebook Evidence in Court

Can You Use Facebook Evidence in Court?

In our modern society, it’s rare to find anyone who hasn’t used Facebook – or who hasn’t heard about it at least.   Indeed, social networking websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest are […]

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What is a Retainer Agreement

What is a Retainer Agreement?

When you hire Shulman Law Firm to assist and represent you in your Family Law matter, you are asked to sign a Retainer Agreement, which is essentially a written contract that sets out […]

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