Father’s Income Cut By Half – Can Support Arrears of More Than $70,000 Be Wiped Out?
Under the terms of a settlement agreement that had been confirmed in a court order, the father had been dutifully paying about $1450 a month in child support, and $450 in monthly spousal support, based on his income at the time of about $100,000 per year.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.