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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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COVID-19 – Custody Decisions Regarding Schooling

Growing COVID-19 Numbers and Family Law Decisions Regarding Schooling  With the growing number of COVID-19 numbers there are some family law custody decisions to be made about schooling. At the present time the number of cases of COVID-19 in Ontario continue to reach new record levels on a seemingly daily basis, causing many parents to [...]

Posted:Nov.18, 2020


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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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Vaccines and Vaccinating a Child During COVID-19

The issue of vaccines and vaccinating a child during COVID-19 requires a lot attention during this pandemic given some number of parents oppose vaccinations, generally. Vaccinating a child has historically been held to fall under the umbrella of custodial decisions to be made by a parent, as it is a choice that directly goes towards the medical well-being [...]

Posted:Aug.14, 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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COVID-19 Family Law Blog Series: Family Court Online Platform for Uncontested Divorce Application

  During the COVID-19 pandemic, many clients and potential client have asked us about their ability to forward a divorce application online, given that among other reasons, they may have resolved all outstanding family law issues by way of a separation agreement, they may believe the opposing party will not make a claim against them [...]

Posted:May.08, 2020


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How to Sign off on a Will During Covid-19

During the last few weeks our Toronto Wills Lawyers have had a large number of inquiries from many front-line workers and essential business operators and employees about drafting Last Will and Testaments and Powers of Attorney for Personal Care. Many of these front-line workers and essential workers are deemed to be at higher risk for [...]

Posted:Apr.16, 2020


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COVID-19 Family Law Blog Series: Self-Isolation, Quarantine and the Maximum Contact Principle

   Self-isolation, quarantine and parental bonds Throughout Ontario, most, if not all families are in some way doing their part to self-isolate in order to “stem the curve” of the COVID-19 virus. Parents at this time are doing their very best to ensure their children remain isolated, and government is attempting to ensure the safety [...]

Posted:Apr.09, 2020


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