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Family Law Articles: Sharing our Knowledge With You

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.

Private School Necessary

Is Private School Necessary?

One of the basics of child support is that parents are responsible for paying the necessary expenses of their children.  When the parents split, the question of who-has-to-pay-for-what is often the foremost and […]

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Gambling Losses Get Split

Do Gambling Losses Get Split After a Split?

In Ontario, the governing rules that guide the division of property when a couple permanently separates and divorces are found in the Family Law Act.   These provisions establish the general rule that family […]

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Contempt of Court

Contempt of Court in Family Law Proceedings

The average person will be familiar with the concept of “contempt of court” from U.S. television courtroom dramas, where a judge is chastising a litigant for his or her misbehavior in court. But […]

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Flawed Settlement Count

Does a Flawed Settlement Count?

In Family Law, it’s always a good idea to settle as many of your legal points of contention as possible.  This saves the time, expense and cost of litigating those issues. But what […]

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Father Too Late to Stop Mother's Move with Child

Father Too Late to Stop Mother’s Move with Child

In past articles I have emphasized the importance of acting promptly, which includes not only hiring a lawyer and getting advice, but also taking prompt and active steps to assert your legal rights. […]

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Security for Costs in Family Law

As you likely know, the field of Ontario Family Law is a sub-set of the province’s civil litigation system, and in many respects represents a narrower, more focused and customized path for litigants […]

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Matrimonial Home

The Special, Protected Status of the Matrimonial Home

“Home is where the heart is”, as the saying goes.  But it is more than that: – in Ontario family law, the matrimonial home occupies a special status, and is afforded certain legislatively-prescribed protections. […]

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Supporting Adult Children Through School – The Specific Factors

A few weeks ago, in an article titled “More on Child Support for Adult Children Pursuing Higher Education” I talked about the tricky legal question of how long parents should be financially responsible […]

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Are You Legally Capable of Entering Into a Contract?

If you are part of a separating couple, you will generally be encouraged to sort out any disputes about splitting your property by way of a negotiated agreement, which is always better (and […]

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