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Notice of Relocation: Moving or Relocating With or Without Your Children Following Separation or Divorce

This is an article which is meant to address the rules around moving or relocating with or without your children, if you are are separated or divorced and have children who are subject to a parenting arrangement with a former partner or spouse. Under fairly recently passed legislation or laws, you you must now under new laws enacted in Ontario, give a Notice of Relocation to your former partner or spouse 60 days before your planned move.

Posted:Jan.13, 2022


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Marriage Breakdown and Grounds for Divorce

Marriage breakdown can be one reason a divorce may be granted in Canada and specifically in Ontario. Section 8 of the Divorce Act, provides that on application, by either or both parties, a court may grant a divorce on the ground that there has been a breakdown of their marriage. The section further states the [...]

Posted:Nov.17, 2021


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Divorce Order Barriers

here are certain certain divorce order barriers to potentially overcome when applying for a divorce order in Toronto, not to mention the confusing divorce application forms. There are potential barriers or bars to obtaining a divorce order if certain conditions exist. These potential bars or barriers to divorce include collusion, connivance, condonation, and the absence of and agreement for child support or court order.

Posted:Nov.01, 2021


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Differences between Cohabitation Agreements and Marriage Agreements

What are the differences between cohabitation agreements and marriage agreements? A marriage contract, also formerly referred to as a prenuptial agreement (“prenup”) is a type of domestic contact between two parties who are either already married or intend to marry in the near future. The marriage contract will set out how the parties agree that [...]

Posted:Oct.13, 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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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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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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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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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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