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Wednesday’s Video Clip: What are some of the do’s and dont’s of texting during your divorce?

Posted May 10, 2018

Wednesday's Video Clip: What are some of the do's and dont's of texting during your divorce?

DO text to discuss child custody and access.

DO text to provide or request information that you need from your spouse.

DO text to discuss the resolution of any outstanding issues resulting from your separation.

DO text to engage in any other polite communication with your spouse.

DO NOT text in an attempt to force or ...

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Wednesday’s Video Clip: If my spouse has committed adultery, am I more likely to get custody of my children?

Posted May 9, 2018


 

Wednesday's Video Clip: If my spouse has committed adultery, am I more likely to get custody of my children?

The Divorce Act states that the past conduct of a parent is only relevant when it shows that person’s ability to parent their children. Judges will consider the past conduct of a parent, but only as outlined by the Act. Judges also have to consider past cases that have outlined how to consider ...

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Should Real Estate Downtown Be Factored into Realtor’s Income for Support Purposes?

Posted May 8, 2018

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Should Real Estate Downtown Be Factored into Realtor’s Income for Support Purposes?

Many of you will know that for child and spousal support purposes, the amount of annual income that a support-payor earns is tied to the amount of support that he or she must pay (although this is subject to other considerations as well).  In a recent Family Law case from B.C. the husband, a prominent and highly- ...

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Coming Soon to a Public Library Near You:  Help for Self-Represented Family Litigants

Posted May 3, 2018

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Coming Soon to a Public Library Near You:  Help for Self-Represented Family Litigants

The National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSLRP) is the new recipient of $100,000 in funds from Law Foundation of Ontario, which has a mandate to improve access to justice for the people of Ontario through a variety of grants, fellowships and awards.    The funds come from ...

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Wednesday’s Video Clip: If my spouse has committed adultery, am I more likely to get custody of my children? 

Posted May 2, 2018


Wednesday's Video Clip: If my spouse has committed adultery, am I more likely to get custody of my children? 

The Divorce Act states that the past conduct of a parent is only relevant when it shows that person’s ability to parent their children. Judges will consider the past conduct of a parent, but only as outlined by the Act. Judges also have to consider past cases that have outlined how to consider parenting ...

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Boxer George Chuvalo at the Center of Legal Incapacity Issue Involving Marital Reconciliation

Posted May 1, 2018

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Boxer George Chuvalo at the Center of Legal Incapacity Issue Involving Marital Reconciliation

The legacy of long-retired legendary Canadian boxer George Chuvalo did not end in the ring: it has spread to the legal realm as well, since his mental capacity for making his own decisions is at the center of a court battle between two of his adult children and his wife of 24 years.

The outcome is ...

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Legal Aid Ontario Launches New “Racialized Communities Strategies”

Posted April 26, 2018

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Legal Aid Ontario Launches New “Racialized Communities Strategies”

Many of you may be familiar with Legal Aid Ontario (LAO), which is a non-profit corporation tasked with administering the province’s legal aid program serving members of the public.  Although it is independent, it is ...

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Wednesday’s Video Clip: Top Four Questions About the Children of Common-Law Relationships

Posted April 25, 2018

Wednesday's Video Clip: Top Four Questions About the Children of Common-Law Relationships

Common-law relationships are very common in today’s society. Nonetheless, the legal issues surrounding support obligations or adoption by a non-parent are often not well understood. Here are the top five points to note:

1) Is a common-law spouse obliged to pay child support? As with parents who are formally married, the common-law ...

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Father’s “Under the Table” Income Gets Imputed to Him; Facebook Helps Convince Court

Posted April 24, 2018

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Father’s “Under the Table” Income Gets Imputed to Him; Facebook Helps Convince Court

Beware:  Facebook sees all.

More and more these days, evidence from social media is being used by former couples against each other in court.  Embattled spouses will comb each other’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to find evidence supporting their version of the story, often in support of their contradictory ...

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Saving the Golden Goose: How Family Run Businesses can Survive and Thrive after Divorce #FDRevolution

Posted April 21, 2018

Saving the Golden Goose: How Family Run Businesses can Survive and Thrive after Divorce

We are excited to be invited back to speak at the FDRIO’s 2018 Unconference – Rethink the Future. The conference will be held May 3, 2018 in 
Toronto where attendees vote on what Topics they would like to hear.

Our presentation will explore how a family business can be impacted when a Company ‘founder’ is involved in ...

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