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Collaborative Family Law

What is Mediation in Family Law?

Family mediation is very beneficial in legal situations involving parenting, support and property division whether in a separation or divorce matter.   What is Family Mediation? Family mediation works in

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How Assets are Split in a Divorce
Divorce & Separation Litigation

How Assets are Split in a Divorce

If you get divorced in Ontario, the answer can be confusing. Divorce law in Ontario falls under the Family Law Act and it focuses on ensuring couples leave the marriage

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Know Your Rights - Buying a Home
Real Estate Law

Know Your Rights – Buying a Home

Warranty for Newly Built Homes When you buy a newly built home or condo in Ontario, it comes with warranties through the Tarion Warranty Corporation. There are certain warranties that

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COVID-19, The Legal System and Courts

As the spread of COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) continues across the world, we have already seen significant disruption in all areas of our lives as public health authorities and governments make difficult

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Divorce & Separation

When Addiction Leads To Divorce

After tobacco, alcohol and drug addiction are the two most common substance addictions in Canada, with alcohol abuse significantly outweighing all other forms. Most adults with dependency are able to

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Divorce & Separation

Do I Need An NDA To Protect My Business?

A non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is a useful level of protection for information or intellectual property (IP) that is confidential and sensitive to an organization. An NDA can prevent important information

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Divorce & Separation

Separation Can Burn

An Ottawa businessman’s plans to outsmart his ex-wife and the court went up in flames, as the man admitted to burning over $1 million dollars in an attempt to circumvent

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Trial by Combat? Dueling Opinions

A Kansas man proceeding through family court sought an unorthodox method of resolving his legal issues, seeking to resolve the disputes “on the field of battle, legally”.  David Ostrom, 40,

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Divorce & Separation

Choosing To Divorce Over Religion

For centuries, religious differences have brought people together and also divided them. In some families across the globe, when it comes to marrying outside of your religion, there can be

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Divorce & Separation

When Mental Illness Leads To Divorce

Feelings of failure, guilt, and loneliness can arise in adulthood due to childhood trauma, loss, work, life, and relationship pressures. When untreated, these negative feelings can lead to mental illnesses

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Divorce & Separation

Famous Canadians Who’ve Been Divorced

Divorce doesn’t discriminate. Just because someone is famous, has lots of money and fans across the globe, doesn’t guarantee they’re going to have a perfectly happy, fulfilling, or flawless relationship.

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Divorce & Separation

Am I Too Old To Get A Divorce?

When an older couple divorces after a long-term marriage, it’s sometimes referred to as ‘gray divorce,’ or those divorcing are considered ‘silver’ or ‘diamond’ splitters. ‘Gray divorce’ has specifically been

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Divorce & Separation

Divorcing Over Gender Identity

Divorce can feel complicated and overwhelming, especially when children are involved.  However, what happens when the reason for divorce is the child’s gender, or maybe the gender identity of one

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Divorce & Separation

What Is A ‘Strategic Divorce’?

Would you consider getting divorced if it meant you could save some money? While you may be taken aback by this question, this concept is something presently buzzing around the

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Divorce & Separation

Can I Sue My Spouse’s Lover?

If your spouse has stepped outside of your marriage with another lover, it’s natural to feel a roller coaster of emotions. You may become angry, depressed, embarrassed, and/or broken-hearted. However,

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Divorce & Separation

Who Gets The Kids In Divorce?

If you are going through a separation or a divorce, you know that it can be a hard and stressful time for everyone involved, including your children. When you’re separating,

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Child Custody & Access

How can I get joint custody of my child?

When parents are separating, or divorcing, the biggest challenge they face typically is deciding upon child custody. When it comes to determining child custody, the courts ask one question: what

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Child & Spousal Support

How is Retroactive Child Support Paid?

The law states that parents are responsible for financially supporting their dependent children. If a couple separates or a marriage breaks down, regardless, child support may need to be paid

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What is a parenting plan
Child & Spousal Support

What is a Parenting Plan?

A Parenting Plan is a document that can be agreed and drawn up by two parents who are separating or going through a divorce and it usually covers all aspects

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Child Custody & Access

How to get sole custody of a child

Most parents who separate or divorce make decisions on how to care and raise any children involved. Things like where the child will live, how much time children will spend

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A divorcing couple in divorce mediation
Divorce & Separation

What to expect in Divorce Mediation

It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that you won’t necessarily see eye-to-eye with your ex when you start hammering out the terms of your divorce settlement. There are a

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