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Wife’s Accusations About Husband’s Infidelities “A Waste of Time”

Posted December 29, 2016

Wife’s Accusations About Husband’s Infidelities “A Waste of Time”

In a case I covered a few weeks ago, the spouses were divorcing and were in the process of untangling their disputes relating to support and division of assets. As part of that litigation, the wife asked the court’s permission to amend her pleadings to add allegations that the husband, while still married, had frittered away some of their money ...

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Wednesday’s Video Clip: The Difference Between Separation and Divorce in Ontario

Posted December 28, 2016


Wednesday's Video Clip: The Difference Between Separation and Divorce in Ontario

A separation occurs when one or both spouses decide to live apart with the intention of not living together again. Once you are separated, you may need to discuss custody, access and child support with your spouse. You may also need to work out issues dealing with spousal support and property. You can resolve these issues in different ways:
• You can ...

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Naughty, or Nice? Which of Santa’s Lists were YOU On this Year?

Posted December 27, 2016

Naughty, or Nice? Which of Santa’s Lists were YOU On this Year?

In the hundreds of posts I wrote for this Blog during the past year alone, I chronicled a long and dizzying list of poor behaviour by various Family Law litigants.

The more devoted readers among you will remember the ones who:

Tendered nude photos of a former romantic partner in the evidence submitted to court
Returned court documents to ...

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Fake Outbursts, and Adultery “Fines”, and “Bloody Minded” Calls for Jail Time – All in a Day’s Work for the Family Court

Posted December 22, 2016

Fake Outbursts, and Adultery “Fines”, and “Bloody Minded” Calls for Jail Time – All in a Day’s Work for the Family Court

In an otherwise fairly-routine family matter in terms of legal issues, the court was exposed to a full panoply of theatrics and strategic scheming in a recent B.C. case. It’s an interesting little read.

The parents were married for 23 years and were later divorced in Taiwan, and were ...

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Luke’s Place is excited to receive $2,500.00.

Posted December 21, 2016

 

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016
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Russell I. Alexander Awards 2016 Charitable Giving Fund Grant

Luke`s Place is excited to receive $2,500.00.

BROOKLIN, ON December 21, 2016 –

A local business has just boosted Luke`s Place with a grant of $2,500.00.

As part of this giving ...

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Wednesday’s Video Clip: Child Support & Access Rights in Ontario

Posted December 21, 2016


Wednesday's Video Clip: Child Support & Access Rights in Ontario

In this video we discuss child support in relationship to access rights. A parent cannot cut off contact to a child simply because child support is not being paid.

At Russell Alexander, Family Lawyers our focus is exclusively family law, offering pre-separation legal advice and assisting clients with family related issues including: custody and access, ...

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Top 5 Tips for Reducing Divorce Costs

Posted December 19, 2016

Top 5 Tips for Reducing Divorce Costs

Even in the most routine of Ontario divorces, there are a large number of associated costs: lawyers’ fees, court filing fees, expenses relating to obtaining transcripts and documents, expert reports, and counselling fees. That’s just to name the main ones.

But – if you are smart – there are at least a few ways to minimize some of these costs. Here are my Top 5 tips:
1. ...

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Appeal Court Confirms Unique “Philosophy” of the Ontario Family Law Rules

Posted December 15, 2016

Appeal Court Confirms Unique “Philosophy” of the Ontario Family Law Rules

The Ontario Court of Appeal, in a recent case called Frick v. Frick, confirmed that the Ontario Family Law Rules are philosophically different from their civil counterpart, and reflect the unique nature of litigation involving families.

The initial facts in Frick v. Frick were unremarkable: The couple married in 1993 and had two ...

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Wednesday’s Video Clip: Who Pays Child Support in Ontario?

Posted December 14, 2016


Wednesday's Video Clip: Who Pays Child Support in Ontario?

In Ontario, all parents have a legal responsibility to support their dependent children to the extent that they can. In this video we discuss who is responsible to pay child support and why.

At Russell Alexander, Family Lawyers our focus is exclusively family law, offering pre-separation legal advice and assisting clients with family related issues including: custody and ...

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Should Child Custody Principles Be Applied to Former Couple’s Dog?

Posted December 12, 2016

Should Child Custody Principles Be Applied to Former Couple’s Dog?

About five years ago, I first wrote about divorces that include “pet custody” disputes. These feature animal-loving former couples who end fighting in court over custody and ownership of their once-shared pets. Often the first step in such cases is for the court to set the parties’ expectations straight on a threshold issue, namely whether ...

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