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What is “Imputation” of Income As it Relates to Child Support and Spousal Support Obligations?

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:Apr.15, 2022


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Spring is Here!

Happy Spring and Happy Norooz from all of us Toronto Family Lawyers at Separy Law PC! Spring is almost here! The snow has almost melted in Toronto and an end to the pandemic might be in sight. What a winter! For our Iranian friends and family, Norooz (Persian New Year) is almost here too on [...]

Posted:Mar.17, 2022


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Enforceability of Religious Marriage Contracts or the Iranian Maher or Mehrieh

The treatment and enforceability of Religious Marriage Contracts and in particular, the Iranian Maher in Ontario or Canada, is a difficult topic for family law clients and Canadian counsel. The Iranian Maher, Mehr, Mehrieh or Mehryeh, is a formal pledge by the male spouse to pay the female spouse a number of gold coins (usually [...]

Posted:Feb.16, 2022


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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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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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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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