understanding Separation Agreements in toronto ontario

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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What does it mean to “cohabit” in canada

What does it mean to “cohabit”

First, for couples who are NOT married, Ontario’s Family Law Act sets out various rights and obligations that apply to couples who have been “cohabiting” for three years or more, or if who have been cohabiting for less time but have a child together. The main right these spouses become entitled to is spousal support. […]

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how to create a parent plan in ontario family law

3 Things Every Parenting Plan Should Have

A parenting plan is a useful document all separated spouses should have as part of their parenting arrangement. These plans outline parents’ respective rights and the extent of their involvement with their children. They are more than mere time-splitting schedules; parenting plans are a contract between parents about childrearing and provide consistent structure in kids’ […]

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collaborative law in ontario

Benefits of the Collaborative Process

Collaborative Family Law is also known as the CFL process. It focuses on an interest-based negotiation method and is a voluntary process.  The parties resolve their disputes respectfully, with the assistance and guidance from their lawyers (and other professionals if necessary) to achieve a settlement that meets the specific needs of all parties involved. One […]

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Property Division in ontario

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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