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Family Law Mediation and Arbitration

Family Law Mediation and Arbitration

Family law disputes between separating spouses can be resolved in one of several ways, one of which involves going to court.  However, mediation and arbitration are increasingly popular and cost-effective options. Mediation essentially […]

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Property Division in Ontario

The Essentials of Property Division in Ontario

When married couples separate and decide to divorce, this triggers the need to divide their marital property.  The process and formula for doing so is set out in the Ontario Family Law Act, […]

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Amending a Separation Agreement

Amending a Separation Agreement

When spouses decide to separate, they will usually enter a separation agreement to solidify their agreed-to financial and personal arrangements pending their upcoming divorce.  However, getting a divorce takes time, and it may […]

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Equalization of Net Family Property

Don’t Delay in Seeking Equalization of Net Family Property

When married spouses separate, inevitably it takes some time to unwind their financial affairs.  Ideally they should work diligently and co-operatively to push the matter through to resolution as soon as possible; but […]

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When Are Religious Marriages Valid in Ontario

When Are Religious Marriages Valid in Ontario?

As I indicated in a previous article, for there to be a valid marriage in Ontario there are certain procedural steps that are set out in the Marriage Act, and which must be […]

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Divorce and Your Pension

Divorce and Your Pension: The Basics

When couples divorce, there are many financial and personal issues that must be untangled.  Among the more complex ones, is how a spouse’s pension or pension entitlement is to be treated in the […]

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Adultery and Divorce

Adultery and Divorce

In Ontario (and in other provinces as well), the federal Divorce Act governs the grounds on which a married couple can obtain a divorce.   That Act specifies that a “breakdown of a marriage […]

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Separation Agreement

Make Sure Your Separation Agreement is Comprehensive

Make sure your separation agreement is comprehensive because spouses who are able to avoid trial through mediation to resolve most of their family law disputes (usually with the assistance of their respective lawyers) […]

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Foreign Same-Sex Divorce

Can a Foreign Same-Sex Couple Get a Divorce in Canada?

In Family Law, it perhaps goes without saying that in order to get divorce, a couple must be married first.   But the question of whether a same-sex couple’s “marriage” in another country was […]

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