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Defendant Wants Civil Action To Be Heard With Divorce

When couples decide to separate, it’s not uncommon for there to be hard feelings between the parties. There may even be litigation beyond the outcomes directly associated with the separation or divorce, though stemming from the same set of facts. In a recent decision from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the courts were asked …

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Parents Can’t Agree On Whether Mother and Child Can Move To Alberta

When people separate or divorce, it’s not uncommon for one of the parties to look to move away. That’s usually not something that requires discussion. But when children are involved, and one of the parents wants to move, that’s when the courts may have to decide whether such a move is in the best interests …

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Grandmother Seeks Access To Children

In most decisions related to access to children, the parties involved are one of the parents of the child. However, as seen in a recent decision from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, there can be occasions when issues around having access to a child pop up between parents and other parties, such as in …

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Changes To Divorce Act Come Into Force

Previously announced changes to the Divorce Act have recently come into effect which will impact married parties across Canada (common-law and relationships outside of marriage are governed provincially and territorially). The changes, which were given Royal Assent back in the summer of 2019 are in force as of March 1, 2021. The changes to the …

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Even With Covid-19, Marriage Formalities Are Still Needed

It’s not uncommon for residents of Canada to travel for marriage and then return home. These destination weddings, however, still require the marriage to be properly registered in the country the marriage took place in for the marriage to be considered valid back home. When COVID-19 first became a global issue, many people were caught …

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Failure To Meet Disclosure Requirements Can Be Costly

When one or both of the spouses involved in a separation or divorce own their own business or have complex income and assets, there are special considerations that may arise. The financial disclosure required in such situations may be more complex than in most situations. In knowing that, it’s important to remember that when the …

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