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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.

How Do Child Tax Benefits Get Split?

The Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB) is a tax-free monthly payment for children under age 18.   Only one parent can receive the CCTB in any given month, so in determining which parent is […]

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More on “Snowbirds” and Court Jurisdiction Over Support and Property Claims

A while back I wrote about the trial court decision in a case called Knowles v. Lindstrom, 2013 ONSC 2818   which involved an unmarried couple who spent time in both Ontario and […]

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Is Playing ʺHardballʺ Worth it?

Many people who get embroiled in family litigation– or any litigation, for that matter – develop a “let’s play hardball” attitude toward the process:   they take unreasonable positions, use aggressive or obstructionist tactics, and […]

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The Perils of Drafting Separation Agreements – Knowing What You Don’t Know

Last week I talked about a case called Sabo v. Sabo, 2013 ONCJ 545 (Ont. C.J.), which involved spouses who had gone to court to try to have their separation agreement changed – […]

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Can You Change a Separation Agreement? A Recent Case in Illustration

In a case called Sabo v. Sabo, 2013 ONCJ 545 (Ont. C.J.), the spouses were married for more than 35 years when they separated.  At that time, and with the assistance of lawyers, […]

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Having Trouble Living Under the Same Roof While Separated? You May Be Stuck

In a prior article on still living together while separated, I made the perhaps-obvious comment that such arrangements can be difficult at the best of times.    But that doesn’t mean that a court […]

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What is “Parental Alienation”? And What Do Ontario Courts Do About It?

“Parental alienation” is not a term many of you may have heard of, but it is a concept that most separated and divorcing parents may have personally experienced – at least to some […]

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Child Support for Kids with Special Needs

As readers of this Blog will know, if you are a parent in Ontario, then you have a legal obligation to support your child, and the extent of this obligation will always depend […]

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