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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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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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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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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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