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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.

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To Deadbeat Parents — Are You on the FRO "Most Wanted" List?

A CBC news piece recently reported on “deadbeat” parents – meaning those who are obliged under a court order to pay child or spousal support but who fail to actually pay.  It was […]

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Separation Agreements: Don’t Forget to Include Your Pets!

As I wrote in a Blog recently, Canadian divorce courts routinely view family pets as “property” rather than the subject of custody orders:  When all else fails and a couple cannot agree informally […]

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What Do the NFL Suspensions Teach Us About Child Support?

The sports fans among you may be following the debate over the suspensions of NFL players Adrian Peterson (for alleged physical abuse of his child while imposing disciplining) and Ray Rice (for the […]

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Who Gets "Custody" of Rover or Fluffy in a Split?

If you are currently in the midst of separating from your spouse or partner, you naturally have your mind on how custody of your children will be divided, and on how finances and […]

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Surrogacy Sparks Some Strange Legal Scenarios

Last week I gave you the basics on the Canadian laws relating to surrogacy;  this week, I wanted to illustrate some of the unusual and conceptually-tricky situations that may arise in even the […]

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Surrogacy in Canada

A recent article in The Economist magazine discussed the upsurge in Britain of surrogacy arrangements, and the legal and practical difficulties that can arise.    While surrogacy is legal in Britain, the article ends […]

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Who is Responsible When Kids Commit Crime?

CBC News reported that a 9-year-old boy had stolen a Saskatoon city bus yesterday, and after managing to drive it for a few blocks, hit two vehicles before getting the bus stuck on […]

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Dad Fails in Bid to Appeal $25,000 Monthly Support Order

We have all heard the often-sensational stories of former spouses who have been ordered by a court to pay excessive-sounding support payments to their Exes.  Those of you who read this Blog regularly […]

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Must I Volunteer the Fact That I Got a Pay Raise?

Full disclosure is one of the hallmarks of all litigation processes, and in the case of family law disputes, is particularly important:   The financial disclosure from a couple in the midst of a separation […]

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