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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FROM ADVOCATEDAILY: Unbundled legal services and retainer creep
From AdvocateDaily this week, by our own Timothy Sullivan: Lawyers offering unbundled legal services should beware of retainer creep, Ottawa family lawyer Timothy N. Sullivan tells AdvocateDaily.com. Sullivan, principal of SullivanLaw, says it’s easy [...]
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Ad hoc extra child support payments: What are your rights?
Special and extraordinary expenses for children “My ex-wife said our daughter had been accepted to a prestigious, but expensive, dance camp. So I gave her $3000 as half of the [...]
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Small claims court: When should you use one?
It tends to be used in situations where one or more parties is angry over a transaction that has gone poorly: “I’ll take you to small claims court!” one or [...]
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Four common questions about child support in Ontario
  Thanks to television and some of the more drama-filled divorces most of us see in the media from time to time, most people think they have a good idea [...]
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INFOGRAPHIC: What do modern Canadian couples look like?
Fewer married couples, but more common-law ones Just came across this great infographic issued last fall by the Vanier Institute of the Family, based on recent census data. As a [...]
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ASK A LAWYER: What do common-law partners get in a split?
“My common-law partner just cheated on me, so we’re breaking up. Will he still get half the house, even though I’m the one who put up the down payment and [...]
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FROM ADVOCATE DAILY: What can happen when a deceased person’s cheque bounces
From AdvocateDaily this week, by our own Timothy N. Sullivan: One can feel some sympathy for a man who failed in an attempt to cash a $100,000 cheque from his [...]
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FROM ADVOCATE DAILY: Joint tenancy is a double-edged sword
Joint tenancy is a common source of legal disputes for testators and beneficiaries From AdvocateDaily this week, by our very own Timothy Sullivan: Joint tenancy is a double-edged sword for [...]
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Down payment gifts and separation
by Sarah G. Mizrahi, Associate How a child, and their parents, can keep gifted down-payments safe in a separation Let’s start by pointing out the obvious: New homebuyers are facing [...]
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