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child support and access

Ontario Child Support, Custody and Access: Fundamental Principles

A decision about child custody, access and support involves the parents – and if necessary, the courts – reaching a delicate balance between the interests of the child on the one hand, and […]

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Support for Adult Children

How Long Do Parents Have to Offer Support for Adult Children?

In Ontario, all parents have an obligation under the Family Law Act to support their children, and this includes paying for the child’s education if they are enrolled in school full-time.   When parents […]

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Same-Sex Divorce for Non-Residents

Same-Sex Divorce for Non-Residents – The Law in a State of Flux

In Canada, same-sex marriage was legalized more than a decade ago, under the federal Civil Marriage Act, S.C. 2005, c. 33.   Since then, many same-sex couples from other countries have come to Canada […]

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Stepchildren and Child Support

Obligations Towards Stepchildren and Child Support

As most people are aware, in Ontario parents are legally obliged to provide financial support their biological children up to the age of majority (and – depending on the circumstances – sometimes beyond). […]

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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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