Category: Family law

Life insurance: How it affects spousal and child support
  A topic that many people just don’t consider A recent Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) ruling that allows a second wife and child to claim support from a deceased common-law husband’s [...]
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Delay tactics: An indication of family court misuse
Persistent litigants make everyone suffer Persistent family law litigants who bring applications or motions to vary without pursuing them by consistently delaying proceedings are abusing the justice system and responding [...]
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Will child-focused language mitigate family conflict?
  Federal legislation that proposes “child-focused” language will likely do little to mitigate conflict between parties with children, Ottawa family lawyer and civil litigator Timothy N. Sullivan tells AdvocateDaily.com. The recently introduced Bill [...]
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Supreme Court creates more conflict in international custody cases
  Guidelines mean more litigation and conflict The Supreme Court of Canada’s (SCC) new guidelines for international child custody cases will prompt more litigation and conflict in Hague Convention matters, [...]
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Adult adoption: In some case, judicial discretion is important
Residency should be flexible in adoption of adult child Judicial discretion should be exercised if someone wants to adopt an adult child from another jurisdiction, says Ottawa family lawyer and [...]
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Bankruptcy: Not a tool for avoiding costs incurred in family law
by Timothy Sullivan, lawyer Custody battles can be costly. Family lawyers see this kind of situation all too often: A protracted custody and access battle between divorcing parents goes on [...]
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Spousal support waivers: Time limits allow for changes in circumstances
A twenty-year-old cohabitation agreement could be problematic (and risky) A guy has an acrimonious split from a former partner and wants to ensure he doesn’t have to go through it [...]
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Not being ‘married’ doesn’t mean you don’t need a lawyer
Common-law relationship splits have unique challenges. In the past 10 years, the number of common-law couples (non-married couples who have a household together) in Canada has continued to grow, and [...]
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What happens when you have a live-in partner but are still married?
  “I’m still married, but now I have a live-in girlfriend. We both have kids. What does this mean, legally speaking?” Whenever a married couple separates – especially if there [...]
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