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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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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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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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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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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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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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Supervised Access During COVID-19

The courts for a variety of reasons may decide for a parent to initially have an order for supervised access with a child or children of a separated relationship. These reasons can include a lack of experience in caring for children, a substantial duration of time passing since a parent has cared for a child, [...]

Posted:Jul.16, 2020


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Mobility Rights and Relocation Disputes During COVID-19

  Mobility During a Pandemic?     Mobility or the ability to move with a child or the relocation of children to new households or locations during COVID-19 is a serious legal issue, which can create a situation of extreme gravity and importance during the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic. While in ideal circumstances, children [...]

Posted:Jun.12, 2020


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