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Child Support for You and Your Child

A divorce or separation, although only a split between spouses, can sometimes feel to children as if they too are being split from a family unit. To ease the transition for your family during this difficult time, we hope to simplify a few things for you, and arm you with some tools to navigate child […]

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Mediation: Breaking down the basics

What is Mediation? Mediation is one form of alternative dispute resolution in which you and your spouse meet with a neutral third party, a Mediator, to attempt to resolve your legal issues. Mediation cannot be forced; you and your spouse must consent to attend Mediation. Reasons to attend Mediation: It is typically faster than the Court Process […]

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Parental Alienation

A child’s position in the middle of their parents’ conflict is a scary and uncertain place to be in. As parents, it’s important to ensure that you and your spouse are not participating in parental alienation, as doing so will only exacerbate your child’s pain in an already difficult time. What is Parental Alienation? Parental […]

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What to expect when getting a divorce

5 Steps To A Clean Break When you’re getting a divorce for the first time, the unknown waters are murky to navigate, to say the least. The last things you want after a separation are the hefty fees and emotional strain of a drawn-out legal battle. To help prepare you for this journey and save […]

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Why should I choose Horra Family Law?

Choosing a lawyer is tough, especially when your family is involved. Good news: We understand the difficulties surrounding this decision. On that note, we want to make sure we are the right lawyers for your family’s situation. “We put family first because we are family.” Here are the top four things to remember when choosing […]

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What is a Case Conference?

In short, a case conference is an off-the-record, private meeting between parties of a case, their lawyers and a master or judge in a courtroom. For some cases at the Superior Court, and all cases at the Ontario Court of Justice, a first court date or first appearance is a required first step. If you […]

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My Spouse Refuses to Let Me Travel With My Child

Your vacation time is here. But what happens when your spouse refuses to let you travel with your child? My spouse and I have just started our family law matter and he/she refuses to let me travel outside of Canada with my child! What do I do? Does your child need travel consent? When both […]

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Do I have to pay spousal support?

Defining Spousal Support “Spousal support”, or “alimony” is the money payed by one spouse to the other, for their financial support following a separation or divorce. Spousal support is paid either on a monthly basis, or as a lump sum. In Ontario, spousal support is not an automatic right, but in the case that your spouse […]

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Your Matrimonial Home: After a Separation, Can You Change the Locks?

Your Matrimonial Home: After a Separation, Can You Change the Locks?

You were married. Now you’re separated (not divorced) but you still own a matrimonial home with your former spouse. He/she, however, has moved out of the home fair and square, and you live there alone now. Can you exclude your spouse by changing the locks on the home? In Ontario, generally, the legal answer to […]

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