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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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Never Mind Vacation – What Happens When Family Law Disputes Go Abroad?

Given that it’s the summer travel season, it brings to mind the question of how family law disputes are dealt with when one party has moved to a different jurisdiction.  This arises at […]

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Can Part-Time Work Satisfy Your Obligation to Earn at Full Potential?

When you have a child, you are responsible for supporting him or her to the best of your ability.  This does not change when you are separated or divorced (and if that happens, […]

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Is Presumed Custody with the Mother an Outdated Presumption?

Ontario family law judges have to make important decisions about custody.  The legislated factors that go into those decisions are well-established, with the predominant one being the “best interests” of the child.  But […]

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Can You Get Damages for Mental Suffering in Family Law?

Family law is a rather unique branch of Ontario civil litigation:  Among other things, it has its own specialized Rules of procedure, government-provided mandatory information programs, and a dedicated entity in the form […]

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Want to Avoid a Security for Costs Order? Here’s What Not to Do

Last week I wrote about “security for costs” in family law cases.  To continue the theme, I wanted to consider a specific example of the uncommon conduct by a litigant that can prompt […]

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More on Security for Costs – Some Examples

I wrote recently about the concept of “security for costs”, which is a court-ordered monetary amount that must be paid as a prerequisite to a litigant taking any further steps in the proceeding.  […]

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Is a Kid’s Preference a "Material Change"?

I have written about the concept of “material change”, which is the threshold criterion for a court being able to vary a previously-made child custody order. From a legal standpoint, “material change” must […]

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“How Do I Get Out of My Separation Agreement?”

This is a question that family lawyers get asked by clients all the time.    The answer begins with an acknowledgment that under Ontario law, domestic agreements between couples are no different from any […]

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Does Retired Dad Have to Supplement Income?

In Ontario, the amount of child support that is payable by a parent will be determined by a number of established factors, with his or her income being primary among them.   But in […]

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