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 […]
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 […]
“If Only He’d Have Been Nice to Fluffy” Justice Pazaratz, known for the colourful writing in his family litigation rulings, begins his judgment in a particularly acrimonious custody case this way: If only he’d been nice to Fluffy. Sometimes in custody trials it’s the little things — literally — that help judges figure out what’s […]
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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