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Meeting with a Lawyer

Meeting with a lawyer Your first meeting with a Toronto divorce lawyer is critical. There are a few things you should think of and gather up before your first meeting. This will save time (and money) and allow your lawyer to give you a better understanding of your circumstances. 1. Think about what you have …

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Separation Agreement Anxiety

Separation Agreement Anxiety Separation is the most complex aspect of getting a divorce. You may not know the difference between the two concepts but separation and divorce are two separate events with different requirements and steps. In order to legally end your marriage in Ontario, you require both – a separation and a divorce. The …

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Mediation

Mediation is very common and is used increasingly in family law; however, it is often misunderstood. Mediation allows you and your spouse to reach a mutually satisfactory settlement with the help of a neutral, third-party called a mediator. Mediators can be lawyers, mental health professionals, clergy, or other professionals trained in alternative dispute resolution techniques. …

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Domestic Violence: The Basics

A few basic points about domestic violence: 1. Don’t become a deadly statistic All too often people stay too long in a violent home. The idea of going to court, they believe, is just too much. In reality, court is better than an emergency room or worse. Each year, over 40,000 arrests result from domestic violence. This represents …

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Domestic Violence: The Details

Domestic violence is a serious issue and a serious crime. There is no particular crime for abusing your spouse, but crimes of assault, sexual assault, forcible confinement, making threats, or criminal harassment can be laid. The types of violence that are considered criminal are physical acts; psychological and emotional abuse are also extremely serious but …

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Spousal Support: The Basics

Spousal Support: the basics The first important point about spousal support is that it is gender-neutral. Husbands and wives can pay and receive spousal support, and do so every day in our court system. Spousal support can be determined by agreement or by court order. Before you come to any agreement about support, you need …

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Pension Issues and Divorce

Pension Issues and Divorce Your pension, or that of your spouse, is treated the same way as any other property accumulated in the marriage. Specifically, any growth in the pension over the time you are married is split evenly between the spouses. Pensions are sometimes the most valuable asset to be divided. The problem with …

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Distribution of Property in Ontario: The Details

Distribution of Property in Ontario:  The Details Distribution of property in Ontario is not as simple as people believe it to be. Sometimes, people have the misconception that each asset or debt shared between married spouses is looked at separately and divided equally.  The law in Ontario, however, takes a more global approach to property division in …

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Distribution of Property in Ontario: The Basics

Distribution of Property in Ontario: The Basics Distribution of property in Ontario is not as simple as people believe it to be.  Sometimes, people have the misconception that each asset or debt shared between married spouses is looked at separately and divided equally.  The law in Ontario, however, takes a more global approach to property …

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Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative Divorce The vast majority of divorce cases in Ontario are settled outside of court and collaborative law is attracting considerable attention as a proactive and humane divorce settlement option. Proponents of collaborative law tout that collaborative law is faster, cheaper and nicer than traditional divorce. This helps everyone in the process…especially the children. It …

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