Knowledge Base: Articles

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Paying Support

Do You Have to Keep Paying Support After You Die?

As part of most divorces – and especially in the case of long-term marriages – you may be required to pay support to your former spouse and to any children you had together. […]

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Family Law Can Be Funny

Family Law Can Be Funny

The judge’s written reasons began like this: “Paging Dr. Freud.  Paging Dr. Freud.” With those words, Ontario Family Court Judge Justice Quinn launched into his now-notorious decision called Bruni v. Bruni, 2010 ONSC […]

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Can I Sell the House Without My Spouse Knowing

Can I Sell the House Without My Spouse Knowing?

While it hasn’t come up often (fortunately), I have had the occasional married client ask me this:  Can he or she legally sell the home that the couple shares, without the other spouse consenting […]

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Family Law Rules – The Court’s Case Management Duties

If you are a potential family law litigant, it’s important to understand how the Ontario legal system works.  In the past few posts, I have explored the expressly-defined purposes of the Ontario Family […]

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What's the Court's Role

The Family Law Rules – What’s the Court’s Role?

What’s the court’s role? Recently I wrote about the primary objective of the Family Law Rules, which is “to enable the court to deal with cases justly”, a phrase which was further defined […]

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Family Law Rules

The Family Law Rules – What’s the Goal?

I’ve mentioned before that the Family Law Rules govern the conduct and procedure of family law cases in Ontario.   But if you are a potential litigant in a family law dispute, it is […]

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Minimize Legal Costs

Using Lawyers Can Actually Minimize Legal Costs

Everyone knows that litigation can be expensive.   But did you know that hiring a lawyer can actually minimize legal costs in the long run? At Shulman & Partners LLP, we don’t merely concentrate […]

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Internet Affair

Does an Internet Affair Constitute “Adultery”?

Under the Canadian Divorce Act, spouses can get divorced if there has been a “breakdown of the marriage”, which is defined as including several scenarios.  Amongst these is the situation where one spouse […]

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