Family Law

What happens when you separate?

Once spouses begin to live separately, important legal rights and obligations arise that affect finances, property, and children. Separation is the first step in what can be a complex and sometimes costly sequence of events...

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Our first meeting with you

If you understand our role as your lawyer, and assist us wherever possible, you can speed up the legal process and possibly reduce your legal fees ...

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Who gets custody and why?

If you are separating and have children, custody and visitation rights will probably be among the most important concerns. Custody legally means ...

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Visitation and Access rights

A parent who is not given custody of a child can still have rights to visit the child and take part in the child's life. These are called access rights...

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Child support and changing the amount of support

If parents have separated or divorced and their children live all or most of the time with one of the parents, the other parent is usually responsible to pay child support to help provide for the children ...

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Spousal support

Spousal support is money paid by one spouse to the other following a separation or divorce. Its general purpose is to compensate one spouse for any financial losses ...

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Calculating family property & equalization payments

If you are separating and have children, custody and visitation rights will probably be among the most important concerns. Custody legally means ...

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How is property divided?

Contrary to what many people may think, the court does not just divide property in half when married spouses divorce ...

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What happens to the matrimonial home?

A parent who is not given custody of a child can still have rights to visit the child and take part in the child's life. These are called access rights...

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Gifts and Inheritances

In Ontario, the Family Law Act excludes certain gifts and inheritances received from third parties in calculating the spouse's net family property ...

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Common law relationships

When two people of the opposite sex live together and they are not married, they may be considered to be living in a "common law" relationship ...

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When can you get a divorce?

To get a divorce under Canadian law you do not have to prove that one spouse did something wrong. Most divorces are granted on the basis of "marriage breakdown"...

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Separation agreements

A separation agreement is a written agreement between two spouses who have separated or are about to separate ...

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How do you get a divorce?

Once you have decided to get a divorce, a number of procedures must be followed for the courts to actually grant the divorce. This includes filling out forms, filing documents with the court and possibly going ...

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MySupportCalculator.ca

Going through a separation or divorce? How much money will you pay or receive in support? Use this FREE and accurate child support and spousal support calculator ...

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