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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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Family Law Terminology

As of March 1, 2021, Family Law legislation has made some significant amendments to family law terminology. Historically many Family Law disputes centered around the highly contested issue of which parent would have custody of a child. As of March 1, 2021, Bill 207 has come into force in order to revise and change the [...]

Posted:Mar.22, 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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How to Enter into a Separation Agreement

  A separation agreement can be a cost-effect way of resolving family law issues that arise upon separation. Separation agreements are a contract between two separated parties that can address many family law issues, such as parenting schedules, custody, child and spousal support, the division of property and the manner in which the matrimonial home [...]

Posted:Feb.09, 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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Challenging a Domestic Contract

  Challenging a domestic contract is not an easy task to undertake. Domestic contracts include Cohabitation Agreements, Marriage Agreements, and Separation Agreements. Generally speaking, the Courts give high level of deference to properly drafted and executed Domestic Contracts, but under some circumstances parts of such contracts or the entire contract may be set aside by [...]

Posted:Nov.06, 2020


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Custody and Access or Parenting of Children After Separation

We often have inquiries by clients whom believe they have an absolute right to exercise their preference with respect to custody and access or parenting of children after separation and the amount of time a child is to spend with one parent after separation. This is an incorrect presumption. With respect to general principles of [...]

Posted:Oct.27, 2020


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School Enrollment and COVID-19

  School Enrollment and COVID-19  Within the current climate of COVID-19 many parents are severely concerned about the overall future and safety of their children, and specifically sending children to school during the COVID-19 pandemic. Perhaps there has been no more greater source of concern for many parents then decisions related to the return of children [...]

Posted:Oct.06, 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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Supervised Access During COVID-19

The courts for a variety of reasons may decide for a parent to initially have an order for supervised access with a child or children of a separated relationship. These reasons can include a lack of experience in caring for children, a substantial duration of time passing since a parent has cared for a child, [...]

Posted:Jul.16, 2020


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