Adultery and Affairs: Grounds for Divorce in Ontario

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Adultery and Affairs: Understanding the Basis for Divorce in Ontario

Adultery And Affairs The only ground for divorce in Canada is the breakdown of a marriage. This can be proven in three ways: (1) The spouses have lived separate and apart for one year (no fault); (2) The spouse against whom the divorce proceeding is brought has committed adultery (at fault); (3) The spouse against […]

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Can You Sue Your Ex’s Affair Partner for Damages?

This was the preliminary question for the court in a recent Ontario decision called Leung v. Shanks. The court was asked to do a threshold “screening” of the potential legal viability of a woman’s lawsuit against the mistress of her common-law husband, and against the fertility clinic where the mistress worked, and where the wife […]

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10 Things You Should Know About Divorce

A separation occurs when one or both spouses decide to live apart with the intention of not living together again. Here is a list of 10 things you should consider.

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