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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mobility clause in ontario for divorce family law

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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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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travel consent for children of divorced or separated parents

Travel Consent

A travel consent applies to a child who is either traveling alone, with only one parent/guardian, friends, relatives or a group (e.g. sports, school, musical, religious). Although there is no Canadian legal requirement for children to carry a travel consent, a travel consent may be requested by immigration authorities when a child is traveling abroad. […]

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