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What is the difference between a separation and divorce in Ontario?

In Ontario, a separation is when two people who have been living together as either married or common-law decide to end their relationship and live apart. However, in some instances the two individuals may not necessarily need to live in separate dwellings. The courts recognize that due to financial reasons, a couple may be considered …

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Protecting Your Mental Health Through Divorce

Divorce is a taxing process – emotionally, physically, financially, and socially.   No matter the reason for the divorce or the state of your relationship with your ex, your entire world has likely been turned upside down and there is no point in pretending you are going to feel normal at this time.  Doing your …

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What Does Child Support Cover in Ontario

All parents are required to provide financial support to their children.  This obligation applies to all parents whether they are married, in a relationship or not.  Similarly, you are required to support your children whether or not they live with you or there is regularly contact with them.  Child support is a regular, ongoing payment …

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How Long Do You Have to Pay Child Support in Ontario

Child support is an obligation of every parent.  Choosing to marry your child’s other parent is a personal choice, but you are required to provide financial support to your children regardless of your marital status.   Ontario law sets out Child Support Guidelines that provide a set of rules and charts to calculate the amount …

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Which Parent Gets Decision-Making Responsibility and Why

Decision-making responsibility (formerly referred to as “custody”) is the right to make important decisions about how your child is raised and cared for.  These decisions include those about the child’s education, medical care, religion, extra-curricular activities, and other important matters affecting the child’s life.   Decision-making responsibility can be given to one parent or shared by …

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How to Cope with a Narcissistic Ex

  You may have gone into your divorce believing that you would be free of your narcissistic partner.  Unfortunately, that is not always the way things happen, and your ex’s behaviour may not stop simply because you are now divorced.  This is especially true if you have children in common and therefore must continue to …

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When Is Spousal Support Appropriate? What It All Means

Spousal support is a monetary payment that one spouse may be ordered to pay the other for their financial support at the end of a marriage or relationship involving long-term cohabitation.  The payment may be either a lump sum or periodic payments and it is generally sought by the lower-earning spouse – although it is …

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Best Ways to Reduce Legal Fees During a Divorce

If there is one thing that divorcing parties can usually agree on, it’s that divorce is expensive.  This unfortunate truth is well known to family law lawyers and their clients, but there are ways to reduce legal fees during your divorce.   The most effective way to limit legal fees and the overall expense of divorce …

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A Guide to Deciding Who Will Move Out When You Separate

Divorce is a part of life in the 21st century.  In fact, 1 in 5 Canadians reported that their parents are divorced or separated.  Divorce is so common in today’s world that a fair and common-sense approach to the divorce process that includes providing for support, creating a parenting plan, as well as the division …

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