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Summary judgment for parenting time

By Andrew Feldstein The parties were married for ten years and have four children. In 2013, a final consent order determined that the parents would have joint custody and ... Read more

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Mediation can help couples narrow disputed issues

When breaking up gets too hard to do in court, divorcing couples are increasingly taking a time out from litigation to settle some or all of their issues in mediation, says ... Read more

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Rushing cohabitation agreements a recipe for disaster

Unmarried couples should leave themselves plenty of time to negotiate a cohabitation agreement before moving in together, Toronto family lawyer  Jennifer Daudlin ... Read more

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Divorcing business partners urged to hire a valuator

Divorcing couples with a family company should consider hiring a business valuator to accurately determine the value of their enterprise, Calgary and Vancouver family lawyer ... Read more

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Avoid retroactive support orders by providing timely disclosure

When it comes to child support payments, both parties are well-advised to follow their s. 25 obligations under the Federal Child Support Guidelines , Toronto family lawyer ... Read more

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Even in short marriages, equalization payments can apply

If a marriage only   lasts for a short time, a judge may grant an unequal division of assets, but don’t count on it, Toronto family lawyer Ken H. Nathens ... Read more

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Tech abuse a growing concern in family law

Use of a smart home device that allows someone to remotely monitor everything from electronics to utilities in the home presents new challenges for people ... Read more

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Using dating app risky during divorce: Benmor

Separating spouses should stay clear of dating apps until the divorce is finalized, Toronto family lawyer and mediator  Steven Benmor tells  AdvocateDaily.com ... Read more

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Supreme Court provides guidance on unjust enrichment claims

A recent Supreme Court of Canada case clarifies the law of unjust enrichment, Toronto-area family lawyer  Reesa Heft  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . A 7-2 majority ... Read more

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ADR allows families to design custom resolutions

Collaborative law’s reach is expanding as it matures, Toronto family lawyer  Barbara Kristanic  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Kristanic, partner with  ... Read more

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Homemade separation agreement ends up costing time and money

By Lisa Gelman Hiring an experienced family lawyer is a critical step when going through a  separation  or  divorce . It may be tempting to attempt to cut ... Read more

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Motion to change: when a child becomes older

By Andrew Feldstein In this case , the father attempted to have a court order concerning parenting time varied on the basis that the child was all grown up. The father ... Read more

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Justify departures from spousal support guidelines: OCA

A recent decision by the Ontario Court of Appeal reaffirms the idea that Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines (SSAGs) must be the framework for determining and amending support ... Read more

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Your date of separation and why it matters

By Robina Khan The term “date of separation” is so often used in family law that legal professionals sometimes forget the weight that it carries outside of the ... Read more

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Father’s credibility questioned after review of Instagram account

By Lisa Gelman While social media can be an amazing tool – allowing us to communicate and share our lives with people around the world, it also brings with it an ... Read more

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Engagement rings: is it a gift or can you get it back?

By Marcus Sixta The engagement ring, a symbol of love and the sign that it is time to book that wedding date! You received this fantastic, sparkly, expensive gift from ... Read more

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Gather the evidence before advancing unjust enrichment claims

Common-law partners need to have the evidence to back up unjust enrichment claims post-separation, says Toronto family lawyer Michael Stangarone, who acted for the successful ... Read more

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Time to recognize the tort of mental distress: Tsinman

Mental distress arising from sexual coercion is something that can no longer be ignored, creating the need to recognize the tort in family law, Toronto family lawyer Inna Tsinman ... Read more

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The role of interpersonal dynamics in family, estate mediations

Fundamental issues occurring in both family and estates law cases often come down to problems or conflicts between family members, Toronto lawyer and mediator  Eric Gossin ... Read more

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In which court will you file for divorce?

By Steven Benmor In Canada, in order to obtain a divorce, spouses must apply to the court and have a judge grant a divorce order. Generally, this can only occur in the ... Read more

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