Blended families make detailed wills even more important
The law is pretty clear – which is why your will should be, too Lawyers often get criticized for nagging clients (and potential clients, and family members, and friends) about [...]
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Spousal support waivers should have a time limit
Time limits can reduce the changes of a cohabitation agreement challenge Putting a time limit on spousal support waivers could reduce the chances of a cohabitation agreement challenge, says Ottawa [...]
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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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Supreme Court creates more conflict in international custody cases
This article first appeared in Advocate Daily, April 2018. New guidelines mean more litigation and conflict The Supreme Court of Canada’s (SCC) new guidelines for international child custody cases will [...]
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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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