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Could Your Family Court Fees Be Unconstitutional?

People often complain about the high overall cost of litigation – including legal fees, funding the individual steps in a proceeding, and court fees.  It all begs the question of whether obtaining justice […]

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The Perils of Internet Dating – The Law Comes to the Rescue

We often hear about the pitfalls of internet dating:  the use of fake profiles, rampant exaggeration, and sometimes outright lies.   Broken hearts are common – perhaps even more so than in the “real […]

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When You Break an Engagement, Who Gets to Keep the Ring?

It’s hard to walk past a grocery store cash line without noticing all the celebrity gossip magazines that follow the various relationships break-ups and make-ups, divorces and broken engagements. One of the common […]

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“Material Change” in Family Law – What You Need to Know

Since we are on the cusp of a change of seasons, it seems appropriate to discuss the concept of change in Family Law – specifically the concept of “material change”, which is a […]

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Wife Has Husband Arrested – Can He Deduct His Criminal Defence Fees in the Divorce?

That was the question in a recent Ontario divorce case called Desjardins v. Desjardins, 2013 ONSC 2283.  The couple had married in 2006, and had a child two years later.   The relationship gradually […]

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If You Go Bankrupt, Are You Off-the-Hook?

In an Ontario separation case called Brothers v. LeBlanc, 2013 ONSC 4073, the court was asked to consider an interesting question:  is a spouse who has gone bankrupt still obligated to live up to […]

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Which Court Handles a Divorce Between “Snowbirds”?

As the colder weather starts to descend upon us here in Ontario many couples – particularly older, retired folk often with some accumulated wealth – start making plans to spend the cold Canadian […]

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Could a “Nesting” Arrangement Work for You?

One of the more interesting – and I think positive – trends I have seen in the past few years is an upsurge in “nesting” arrangements, whether court-ordered or instigated by the parents […]

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Spousal Support: Is $175,000 a Month Excessive?

The Ontario court’s ruling late last year in McCain v. McCain achieved considerable notoriety for several reasons:  first, the husband happened to be Michael McCain, son of Wallace McCain (the founder of the well-known […]

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