Grounds For Divorce In Canada

May 28, 2009 by  
Category: Divorce

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Typically, all that’s needed under the Divorce Act is one year of separation with no chance of reconciliation. There are other possible grounds such as cruelty, adultery and things of that nature. But, it typically takes a year to get to the point where the case is before the court. So, rather than go through […]

Spousal Support Guidelines

May 16, 2009 by  
Category: General

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The child support guidelines are promulgated as law and they’re required to be followed. A judge has no discretion in awarding the amount of child support. Spousal support guidelines are not law; they are still just guidelines. But the Ontario Court of Appeal in a decision in early 2008 called “Fisher vs. Fisher” held that: […]

Separation Issues That Your Lawyer Can Resolve

May 15, 2009 by  
Category: General

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When people decide to separate, they have a number of alternatives. Sometimes, if there’s no chance of negotiating satisfactorily, then the parties need to go to court and have a judge make those decisions for them. But, if there is a chance that they can resolve this between themselves with the assistance of their lawyers, […]

You Need To Revise Your Will Upon Divorce Or Separation

May 14, 2009 by  
Category: Divorce

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When you marry, the will you had prior to marriage is no longer valid but when you separate the will that you had while you’re married remains valid until there’s a new will or until there’s a document which rescinds the will. If you don’t have a will and you’re separated but not divorced then […]

Lawyers Can Resolve Separation And Divorce Issues

May 13, 2009 by  
Category: Divorce

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It’s important to know that less than 5% of cases typically go to trial. Most are resolved much sooner than that and more cost effectively as well. By having lawyers involved initially, it can often save the parties money in the long run. We help negotiate win-win situations for the parties by minimizing tax implications […]

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