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Service of Family Law Court Documents

Service of Family Law Court Documents can be a very serious issue which can significantly impact an applicant's right to have a family law matter heard in the Ontario family law courts or federal family law courts. Service of Court documents must be in accordance with the Family Law Rules, otherwise, you will be barred from moving [...]

Posted:Sep.15, 2021


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The Two Family Law Courts in Ontario

What are the two Family Law Courts that can hear Family Law matters in Ontario? The answer is the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice. With respect to family law, both federal and provincial statutes are involved and thus jurisdiction over proceedings are split between the Ontario Court of Justice and [...]

Posted:Aug.11, 2021


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Moving with Children

Relocation or moving with children after Separation or divorce can be a sensitive issue given there are new amendments to family law in relation to how one separated parent may move with their children The new amendments to the Divorce Act and the Family Law Act, effective as of March 1, 2021, provide an updated framework to [...]

Posted:Apr.08, 2021


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Happy Persian/Iranian New Year – Happy Norooz

Wishing you and your family a very happy Norooz (Persian/Iranian New Year) filled with health, happiness, and success. Sale no ro be hamegie doostane azizemoon tabrik migim. Omidvarim ke shoma va khanevadeh, sali por az salamati, khoshali, va moafaghiat dashte bashid. ~ Ms. Separy and the Separy Law P.C. Team ~

Posted:Mar.19, 2021


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Legal Aid Ontario Family Law Services

Legal Aid Ontario is an Ontario government organization that provides free Legal Aid Ontario family law  services to individuals that meet their eligibility and financial criteria. If the you meet Legal Aid’s eligibility criteria the you will be provided with a client number (starting with CLT) and a certificate number (starting with CE). Typically their eligibility [...]

Posted:Feb.26, 2021


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Retroactive Child Support and Adult Children

  The topic of retroactive child support and adult children has received much judicial attention over the last year, overturning an approach before the judiciary which at times felt unfair to recipient parents whom had years of retroactive child support that remained unpaid. A party seeking Child Support may often bring a request for support [...]

Posted:Jan.18, 2021


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Child Support for Adult Children

The family law issue of child support for adult children is interesting, because our clients often believe that the child support obligation ends when a child turns 18. However, the obligation of a parent paying monthly child support, often extends beyond a child’s eighteenth birthday. Under Section 31(1) of the Family Law Act, a parent [...]

Posted:Nov.27, 2020


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Reduced Income and Cost Consequences

  This article relates to the issue of reduced income and cost consequences in the context of COVID-19. The Role of Costs in Family Law - Reduced Income and Cost Consequences  The rules related to costs in family law matters are primarily governed by the Family Law Rules, particularly Rule 18(14) which sets out when [...]

Posted:Sep.08, 2020


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COVID-19 Update: Ontario Court of Justice to Re-Open on a Limited Basis

Covid-19 update: The Ontario Court of Justice ("OCJ") will re-open during COVID-19 on a limited basis. We received up to date information today that Phase One of the reopening of Ontario OCJ is under way and due to open for in-person attendances on select matters on July 6, 2020, only in relation to very specific matters [...]

Posted:Jun.17, 2020


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The Impact of COVID-19 on Child Support

  Employment Instability during Uncertain Times    The current COVID-19 Pandemic has brought with it a series of ongoing issues that have directly impacted all families in Ontario. As such we were interested in the impact of COVID-19 on child support in Ontario. In particular, one of the greatest concerns stems from the abrupt and [...]

Posted:May.25, 2020


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