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What is an Uncontested Divorce?

Written by: Jessica Lipton  DISCLAIMER – This article contains legal information, not legal advice. If you are looking for advice about your particular matter, please contact our office at 1-844-769-0737 to book a free consultation appointment.  An uncontested divorce is a court proceeding where the parties are mutually seeking a divorce, and have agreed on …

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Here’s What You Need to Know About Child Relocation

Relocating with or without your child is not as simple as packing your bags and leaving. Relocation cases are some of the most difficult cases to predict how a Court will decide, as ultimately, the consideration for the court is whether the relocation is in the child’s best interests. The court will consider a variety …

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How to Navigate Your Kids, The Holidays and Your Ex

The holidays can be difficult for separated families. It may be impossible for children to celebrate the holidays with both parents. Splitting these special times for the children with your ex can be one of the most challenging steps in a separation or divorce. At Gelman & Associates, we want to make sure you and …

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How does adultery get proven during divorce proceedings?

In Canada, the breakdown of a marriage as a basis for divorce can be established in 3 different ways according to the Divorce Act. First, it can be proven by establishing that the spouses have lived separate and apart for one year. Second, if one spouse has committed adultery. Third, if physical or mental cruelty …

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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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