Factors The Court Will Consider When Making a Costs Award

The reason behind costs awards in family law matters When parties are involved in family law litigation, it is possible that the court will find one party liable to the other for their costs of the proceeding. In 2018, in the case of Mattina v. Mattina, the Court of Appeal confirmed that rules with respect …

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Ignoring Payment Of Costs Can Be An Expensive Mistake

Complying with a court order is a serious responsibility. We’ve blogged in the past about the importance of it, and the consequences that can arise when court orders are not followed or outright ignored. Whether a party is made to pay child support, spousal support, or to follow any other orders, such as to avoid …

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When Will a Court Order Interim Costs and Disbursements?

An Ontario court recently considered a case where a husband appealed from an interlocutory order that required him to pay his wife $150,000 for interim costs and disbursements.   What Happened? The parties were married in 2002 and separated in 2013. They had four children together. In 2007, following a period of difficulty, the parties …

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Costs Awards in Family Law Proceedings

The court recently reviewed the factors that must be considered in determining which litigant in a family law proceeding should be awarded costs, and in what amount. What Happened? The parties met in Afghanistan in approximately 2008. They had one child, born in October 2010. The mother came to Canada with her family, including the …

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