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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.

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When is it Too Late to Ask for Support?

It should go without saying that if you want to solidify your legal rights and entitlements, you have to act quickly.  Canadian law is full of procedural requirements and deadlines. So how long […]

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Can’t Get Along? How Poor Communication Affects Custody Determinations

It likely goes without saying that in order to effectively parent your children after you and your Ex have separated, it’s important to communicate effectively with each other.  The ability to do this […]

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Should Kids Be Forced To Do Overnight Visits?

We all know that in most situations involving separation and divorce, the children of the marriage nonetheless benefit from having frequent and regular contact with both parents.  This often involves one parent having […]

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Ask Ron: "Does My Ex Get Half My House?"

A reader of my Blog recently posed the following question: Q.  If my marriage lasted less than 6 months, is my Ex-wife entitled to half of my house?   She does not have a […]

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Can I Move Across the Country – or Across the Globe – With My Kid?

If you are a separated or divorced parent, you recognize the necessity for compromise.   From the vantage-point of the parent with full or shared custody, this usually includes accommodating custody/access times, and negotiating […]

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Court Orders Are "Not Suggestions" — Obey Them Or Risk Being Barred From Your Own Proceeding

In a recent post about a mother being found in contempt of court, we discussed the notion that an Ontario Family Court judge cannot make an order that is essentially designed to “punish” you […]

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Can a Court Make an Order to "Punish" You?

Ontario Family Courts have a broad, legislative-based power to make orders that address the disputes between you and your spouse in scenarios where you have decided to separate and divorce.  This power extends […]

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The Problem with Homemade Separation Agreements

Separation and divorce is remarkably common these days, and there is a temptation to “do it yourself” when it comes to drafting a separation agreement.   Couples will often sit down and try to […]

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