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Thorny Spousal Support Issues Post Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines (“SSAGs”)

Spousal Support advisory guidelines Part One The Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines (SSAGs) were finalized in 2008. They have been widely accepted in Ontario and endorsed by our Court of Appeal. As evidenced by a recently released January 2012 Department of Justice survey, the SSAGs are working well in Ontario: Key informants noted that the [guidelines] …

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Dating After Divorce: The Next Step is Dating

Alexander Graham Bell wisely said, “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” The following preliminary steps will help prepare you for jumping back into the dating pool, Identifying what you want at this time in your life Defining your personal standards and boundaries Fortifying your support group of friendships Introducing yourself to the new you, and Taking active …

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Dating After Divorce: Taking Action

A Toronto divorce lawyer will guide you through various milestones during the termination of a marriage; such as the separation agreement, division of assets, and the final divorce. Like life, the termination of marriage is not solely defined by a series of cumulative moments, but also by the journey in between. The journey of “divorce” …

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Dating After Divorce

Toronto divorce lawyers are well aware that divorce rates are quite high in Canada. As a result, there are many newly single adults on the dating scene for the first time in 5, 15, or 25 years. A divorce may leave you feeling isolated, alienated or with negative feelings about relationships; take solace that you …

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Child’s Surname Legally

Establishing a child’s surname legally can cause more strife between parents. A child’s surname – Something else to fight about “The one thing I want to leave my children is an honourable name”. – Theodore Roosevelt In the past 50 years, a child’s surname legally has become the subject of controversy and litigation in Ontario. …

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The Advantages of Mediation

The advantages of mediation cannot be overstated. Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution process facilitated by a neutral third party, called a mediator. While mediation does not take the place of legal advice from a Toronto divorce lawyer, it may aid parties to identify the core issues and to find mutually agreeable solutions. The role …

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What To Do if Spousal Support is Not Paid?

Although a marriage definitively ends when a divorce is granted, a Toronto divorce lawyer will inform you that the process surrounding divorce is complex and interconnected. Similarly, spousal support may be a compound course. Receiving an order for spousal support or reaching a monetary agreement is only one step. The next step is the enforcement …

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Getting Your Will in Order

A Will is one of the most important documents a person can ever prepare. So it is alarming to consider how many people do not have one. Why does everyone need a Will? There are several answers to this question, but here are a few important reasons to consider: Control of Your Estate A Will, …

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Establishing Parentage

Legal Recognition of Establishing Parentage A child’s birth is registered in Ontario is under the Vital Statistics Act.  Section 9(1) of the Act requires the mother and the father, or either of them, to certify the child’s birth within 30 days of the child being born.  Normally, this registration is an uncomplicated matter as the …

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