Tag: divorce and separation

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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Independent legal advice: Everyone needs it
  Even highly-educated professionals should see independent legal advice In some ways, getting a divorce is a pretty straightforward proposition: There’s well-established case law, mostly-clear standards, and generally accepted principles [...]
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Common law vs marriage: Legal relationships that sneak up on you
by Timothy Sullivan, lawyer “Love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage…” When’s the last time you’ve seen a horse or been in a carriage? You meet, date, [...]
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Pet custody continues to be a growing area of Canadian law
When fighting over furry friends, consider what it’s (really) worth by Timothy Sullivan, Lawyer We’re talking about pets more than usual this month because of our support for SafePet Ottawa [...]
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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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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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ILA: Independent legal advice and how it works
  “I had a marriage contract drawn up by my lawyer. My lawyer said my fiance needs to get independent legal advice before she signs it. What does that mean [...]
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