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Mother Wants Father To Sell House Following Separation Agreement

When a couple decides to separate before getting a divorce, they may choose to enter into a separation agreement. A separation agreement can address issues like spousal support, child support, custody, the matrimonial home, and other issues. This allows for those items to not be left aside while waiting for a divorce to become finalized. …

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How To Address Child Support In The Event Of A Job Loss

For parents who are separated or divorced and have child support obligations, the thought of losing their job can be daunting. Adding in the stresses of COVID-19 and the holidays can make something like a job loss even more difficult to deal with. This week we bring you our final in a series of holiday-related …

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Family Law Issues Over the Holidays: Why Divorces Tend to Go Up After the New Year

In our most recent post in the holiday series blog, we looked at the importance of following COVID-19 rules. This week, we examine some of the reasons why people tend to file for divorce soon after the holiday season, and why we expect the post-holiday divorce rate might surge even higher than usual this year. …

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The Importance Of Following COVID-19 Rules

We’ve been spending the holidays blogging about importance considerations for parents during the holiday season. Last week we blogged about preparing children for why this year might look different than others. In our first entry of the series, we discussed how parents can avoid some of the common pitfalls associated with social media. This week, …

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Family Law Issues Over the Holidays: Preparing Children For Why This Year Might Look Different Than Others

In our first blog in the holiday series, we provided some tips on how people going through separation or divorce can avoid some of the pitfalls associated with careless social media use. In this second post, we provide suggestions to our readers about how they can explain to their children why the holidays might look …

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Social Media Tips For Divorced Parents Over Holidays

Social media is a huge part of most of our lives. It serves as a way to communicate, share memories, do business, and more. In many ways, our lives are documented on social media. However, it is important to remember that for people going through separation or divorce, social media carries significant legal risks. These …

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Child Support and Claims for Undue Hardship

What happens when one party seeks to impute income to the other party for the purposes of calculating child support? In a recent decision, the court considered that very question when a mother brought a motion for a temporary order for sole custody and child support. The Mother Leaves The parties met in or around …

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Following Domestic Violence, Mother Flees Across Country With Child

When domestic violence occurs, it makes sense that the victim of the violence would want to place themselves as far away as possible from the perpetrator of the violence. However, it’s important to remember that when children are involved, taking action such as moving across the country cannot necessarily be done unilaterally. A recent decision …

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Court Imposes Penalty for Contempt of Court

As we’ve blogged about in the past, being found in contempt of court is a serious matter. In a recent family law case, an Ontario court was tasked with figuring out the appropriate penalty for the father’s contempt. The Father’s Contempt of Court The parties had a short relationship that lasted for less than two …

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Bankruptcy Claim Trumps Wife’s Access To Proceeds From Home Sale

Family law can be a difficult enough world to navigate in the best of times. When other areas of law enter the picture, things can become even more complicated. Oftentimes people may go through a separation or divorce and receive an order dictating how their property will be divided after the relationship ends. However, as …

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