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Guard against letting emotions drive your divorce

Divorcing couples should resist the temptation to let emotion rule the process, says Toronto family lawyer and divorce recovery coach  Leanne Townsend . Given the personal ... Read more

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Four tips for getting most out of first summer after divorce

Newly divorced parents can shape their children’s memories of the first summer following the split, says Toronto family lawyer and mediator  Steven Benmor . ... Read more

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Using mediation for the finer details avoids court costs

For separating spouses, mediation can provide a non-adversarial approach to resolving issues that courts often don’t handle, says Oakville family lawyer, mediator and ... Read more

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Precedent-setting ruling nets client $331,000 from ex-spouse

A client of Calgary and Vancouver family lawyer Marcus Sixta  has recouped more than $300,00 from his estranged spouse following a precedent-setting  ruling ... Read more

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Variation of a lifetime spousal support agreement

By Andrew Feldstein The parties separated after being married for 17 years and entered into a settlement that was incorporated into a court order under the Divorce Act . The ... Read more

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Deepa Tailor: not your typical old-school lawyer

Mississauga lawyer  Deepa Tailor  brings a fresh, progressive approach to what is traditionally thought of as a staid, old-school legal profession, and people ... Read more

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Grey divorce – navigating a later-in-life split

Couples who have been together for many years sometimes discover that the traditional vow “till death do us part” is not realistic, and their marriage ends in what is ... Read more

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Timing, circumstances dictate child support for adult children

Adult children may not be eligible for child support once they have moved out of the house and lived independently for more than a year, even if their circumstances change, says ... Read more

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Is an engagement ring a conditional gift?

Whether or not a jilted fiancé is legally required to return the engagement ring is “really not a settled issue” in Ontario, Toronto family lawyer Jennifer ... Read more

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Grandparent rights: Sixta

By Marcus Sixta Grandparents are often highly valued in any family. However, when a divorce or separation occurs, they can often be placed to the side while the parents argue ... Read more

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Prepare for the day spousal support ends: Sullivan

Spousal support won’t last forever, so it’s vital to make plans for your financial future, says Ottawa family law and estate lawyer  Timothy ... Read more

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Child-abduction cases can drag on for months, years

In order to curb delays in child-abduction cases, Toronto family lawyer Michael Stangarone  tells The Globe and Mail  these matters should be consistently flagged ... Read more

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Court determines that it lost jurisdiction in custody dispute

By Lisa Gelman Is it possible for a court, which has jurisdiction to deal with a matter, to subsequently lose jurisdiction? In a  recent decision , an Ontario court ... Read more

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Online tool empowers self-represented family litigants

A new online tool being developed by Toronto family lawyer Kathryn Hendrikx and an IT partner will be welcome news for the huge number of self-represented litigants in ... Read more

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Mediation a great option for appropriate cases

Mediation is an excellent alternative to litigation, as long as the case is appropriate, Toronto family lawyer  Rachel Healey  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . A ... Read more

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Divorce: it’s not like on TV

Individuals seeking divorce should be wary of information that doesn’t come from a lawyer to avoid confusion and unnecessary heartache, Fredericton family lawyer ... Read more

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Validity of foreign divorce: Feldstein

By Andrew Feldstein In this case , the applicant mother sought to invalidate a divorce granted in Russia, an increase in temporary spousal support, and an increase in ... Read more

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Accessing family law services in both official languages

People should be aware they have the legal right to access services in either English or French — Canada's two official languages — when ... Read more

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What your children need to know about your divorce

By Steven Benmor Most people believe that their children are unaware of marital problems in the home. This could not be further from the truth. Children of all ages are ... Read more

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Limited circumstances for veering from child support guidelines

The federal Child Support Guidelines are not as flexible as the name might suggest, Toronto family lawyer  Barbara Kristanic  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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