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When Can You Vary a “Final” Spousal Support Order on an Interim Basis?

Posted April 23, 2019

 

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When Can You Vary a “Final” Spousal Support Order on an Interim Basis?

The name itself suggests finality:  A Final Order for spousal support.  But under Canadian divorce law, even a Final Order can be changed by the court, if there are new facts that warrant it.  This typically takes place by one of the spouses bringing a Motion to ...

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Can Husband Be Forced to Obtain a Separate Home Appraisal?

Posted April 18, 2019

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Can Husband Be Forced to Obtain a Separate Home Appraisal?

In a recent case called Kraemer v. Kraemer, the court confirmed two important procedural points relating to property valuation:

The divorcing spouse who “owns” or controls an asset has the primary obligation to obtain an accurate valuation of it; and
In the event of a dispute as to an asset’s ...

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Wednesday’s Video Clip: We’re Here to Help

Posted April 17, 2019

Wednesday's Video Clip: We're Here to Help

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New Supreme Court of Canada Ruling on What Constitutes a “Reasonable Expectation of Privacy”

Posted April 16, 2019

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New Supreme Court of Canada Ruling on What Constitutes a “Reasonable Expectation of Privacy”

A few years ago we reported on an important development in Ontario privacy law in a case called Jones v. Tsige, where the Ontario Court of Appeal recognized a new cause of action called “intrusion upon seclusion”.  We discussed how this can tie into former spouses’ desires to snoop on ...

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Lori Dubin joins the team at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers

Posted April 11, 2019

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Lori Dubin is now an associate lawyer at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers. She is recognized for her client-centered approach and efforts to provide practical and efficient advice in order to achieve the best possible results. She has extensive experience in resolving high conflict cases and successfully settles most of her cases prior to trial.

Lori has practiced law for over 15 years. Prior to ...

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Divorce Law 101:  Which Former Spouse Gets the Half-Billion Dollar Yacht?

Posted April 11, 2019

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Divorce Law 101:  Which Former Spouse Gets the Half-Billion Dollar Yacht?

Upon deciding to split up, many couples have to squabble over things like who gets to keep the high-end coffee maker or toaster they received as a wedding gift.  But as divorcing spouses go, it is rare to have to argue over which of them gets the family’s CDN$584 million mega-yacht.

This was the plight of ...

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Wednesday’s Video Clip: Is looking at their financial documents spying?

Posted April 10, 2019

Wednesday's Video Clip: Is looking at their financial documents spying?

If you would normally be able to access their documents in your normal day-to-day routine, this may not constitute spying.

If your spouse has left financial documents around the house or home office, you are allowed to make copies of these statements (as long as these are areas you would normally visit during your day).

However, the court may find that you were spying if ...

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Should Court Trust the Expert Opinion of Asset Valuators?

Posted April 9, 2019

Should Court Trust the Expert Opinion of Asset Valuators?

In the course of making its various determinations in your divorce proceeding, including how to divide up your former home and assets, the judge will usually have to put a dollar-figure on those items.

Naturally, this will not involve the presiding judge actually examining and putting a value that awful antique vase you inherited from Aunt ...

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