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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Uncontested Divorce in toronto ontario

Uncontested Divorce

A divorce is recognized when there has been a breakdown of marriage which occurs when the parties have been separated for at least one year or where the party filing the application proves that their spouse has committed cruelty or adultery. However, if none of these things have occurred but both you and your spouse […]

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single parent information in ontario family law

Misconception of Sole Custody

First, it is important to have a clear understanding of what exactly sole and joint custody is. Custody does not mean the physical care, or the amount of time spent with the child but rather how decisions are being made and who can make them. Sole custody allows one parent the exclusive decision-making authority regarding […]

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dispute resolution officers in ontario family law

Dispute Resolution Officers

Dispute Resolution Officers (“DRO’s”) are experienced family law lawyers in all areas of family law who has been carefully selected by the court to meet the parties and assist them in settling their matter. The DRO will not only speak with parties and their counsel, but also suggesting different mechanisms for resolution which will satisfy […]

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mediation in ontario family law

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. There are many advantages to attending mediation including the following: It is typically faster than […]

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Financial Disclosure in Family Law ontario

Financial Disclosure in Family Law

It is important to know that both parents have a legal obligation to support their children financially after separation or divorce. Children have a legal right to that support. By law, it is your duty to disclose your financial information. As you should be aware, you are required to complete a Form 13 – Financial Statement (or Form […]

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mediation during a separation or divorce in ontario

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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what to expect during a divorce in ontario

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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