Understanding Divorces in Ontario

Understanding Divorces in Ontario

Divorce & Separation in Ontario It is important for spouses to understand the difference between Divorce and separation because, legally, they have different meanings. Separation occurs when one party has the intention to live separately and apart from the other. This does not mean that the parties have to be living in different homes. It […]

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Separation Agreements

What is a Separation Agreement and the Benefits of a Separation Agreement?

A Separation Agreement is a private contract made between separating spouses, or common law partners, in an effort to resolve property, support, or parenting issues. Due to the fact that these issues can be quite complicated, they can have a major and long-term impact on your rights and obligations.  Therefore, consulting with a lawyer to […]

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Separation Agreements

Separation Agreements

A Separation Agreement is a private contract made between separating spouses, or common law partners, in an effort to resolve property, support, or parenting issues. Due to the fact that these issues can be quite complicated, they can have a major and long-term impact on your rights and obligations.  Therefore, consulting with a lawyer to […]

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mobility clause

Importance of Mobility Clause in An Agreement

A separation agreement is a legally binding agreement between two spouses which addresses the issues of property, support, access and custody.  One vital clause that is occasionally overlooked in a separation agreement is the issue of mobility. It is very important that the issue of mobility is addressed in a separation agreement. Mobility involves the […]

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Property Division

Property Division

The division of assets and property can be complicated and confusing. Furthermore, married spouses have different property rights under the law than common-law spouses. Married couples are entitled to a legislated property division regime, known as “Equalization”, which is set out in the Family Law Act. The equalization process begins with each spouse calculating their respective “net family property” […]

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relocation after seperation

Relocation during and after separation

One of the most significant issues families can face after separation/divorce is relocation. This issue is complex and difficult to resolve and often requires adjustments to parenting time. Although you may be under the impression that once your separation becomes final, you will be able to move where you wish, this is not the case.  […]

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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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