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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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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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Urgent Family Law Matters and Court Motions

Urgent Family Law matters and Court Motions are very complicated matters of consideration for family law lawyers in Toronto and initiating a family law court motion is risky business if you don't have the requisite legal advice. Bringing a Motion for Temporary Orders or Urgent Matters:  The court process takes time, and parties are often [...]

Posted:Sep.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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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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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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