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Child Support: The Basics

Child Support: The Basics In Ontario the Child Support Guidelines are used to calculate and determine the monthly child support amounts paid by one parent to the other for the benefit of the child(ren).  Parents are legally obligated to support all of their dependent children. This is required as long as the child is a …

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Child Support Guidelines Commentary

Child Support Guidelines Commentary What are the Child Support Guidelines? The Child Support Guidelines were introduced by the Federal government in 1997 (later amended in 2006 and again in 2012) and were later adopted by the province of Ontario. The Guidelines provide rules and tables to help calculate the support a parent, who does not have …

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Books That Make Divorce Easier for Kids

Here is a selection of books that make divorce easier for kids. Many of our clients have found them helpful. Starred selections are rated as top choices. * My Family’s Changing: A First Look at Family Break Up (First Look at Books) By: Pat Thomas, Lesley Harker (Illustrator) When Mom and Dad Divorce: An Elf …

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Child Custody: The Basics

Custody refers to the right to make major decisions about your child/ren.  Where one parent has sole custody, that parent alone makes all major decisions about the child. Where the parents have joint custody, the parents are to make decisions about the child/ren together. Custody is different from residence. Residence refers to with whom the child/ren …

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Child Custody: The Details

Be sure to speak with your divorce lawyer as soon as possible to ensure that the best interests of your child/ren are addressed and that your rights are protected. Custody refers to the right to make major decisions about your child/ren. When one parent has sole custody, that parent alone makes all major decisions about the …

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Navigating Court Procedures in Ontario

Navigating the courts in Ontario can be a complex process. This guide offers some insight into divorce procedures in Ontario. With the possible exception of the court papers required to obtain an absolute divorce, the procedure for drafting, filing and serving most other litigation documents is extremely complex and fraught with legal peril to be …

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Parenting Coordinators

It is no surprise that a hard-fought custody battle between two parents can become unfriendly, at best.  One of the small ironies of this is that it is rarely the big, life-altering issues that cause the greatest amount of conflict. Parents are more likely to argue over where they will meet to exchange the child/ren or whether one can …

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Custody: When Does the Child Get to Decide Custody

Does my child get to live where he wants? Depending on both the quality of your family relationships and the degree of court or other third-party involvement with your marital separation, the complicated answers to that straightforward question can be “yes” or “not necessarily”. When is the answer “yes, the child gets to decide”? In …

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Helpful Books on Divorce

Helpful Books on Divorce Here is a selection of books many of our clients have found helpful. Life after Divorce: Create a New Beginning By: Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse Rebuilding: When your Relationship Ends By: Bruce Fisher, Robert E. Alberti Getting Up, Getting Over, Getting On: A Twelve Step Guide to Divorce Recovery
 By: Micki McWade The …

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