Section 7 Expenses in ontario family law

Section 7 Expenses

Section 7 of the Federal Child Support Guidelines (Guidelines) specifically addresses those “special or extraordinary expenses” which the basic monthly child support or table amount does not include.  Section 7 outlines the categories of special or extraordinary expenses which include: child care expenses incurred as a result of the custodial parent’s employment, illness, disability or […]

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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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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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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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relocation after separation in ontario family law

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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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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Difference between custody/access in ontario family law

Custody vs. Access: What’s The Difference?

The process of a divorce is incredibly stressful on its own. Maintaining your children’s well-being under such circumstances is even more stressful. We understand that the well-being of children is often any parent’s first priority when they separate from their partner. As your family lawyer, this priority passes on to us. The law recognizes that […]

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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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