Can I Get Retroactive Child Support if I am No Longer a …

June 22nd, 2016 by John Schuman and Ira Marcovitch

In Ontario, child support is governed by a combination of the Family Law Act, the Divorce Act, and the Child Support Guidelines. Under both the Family Law Act and the Divorce Act, parents have an obligation to support their children. When parents separate, this obligation usually takes the form of child support. You should listen […]

 

Child support from a parent who lives the high-life  …

June 20th, 2016 by

“My spouse lives the high-life, but reports almost nothing on their tax return. Does that mean they pay almost no child support to?” John Schuman, head of the Family Law department at Devry Smith Frank LLP, answers this question many clients deal with and ask. Watch the video to learn more about this Child Support. […]

 

Employers’ duty to investigate workplace harassment

June 15th, 2016 by Michelle Stephenson

In Zambito v. LIUNA Local 183, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario considered whether, after an employee had complained that he had been harassed at work based on his nationality and family, his employer met its obligations under the Human Rights Code to investigate and respond. In this case, Giovanni Zambito complained that his co-worker, […]

 

High cost of university and hospital providing interpre …

June 14th, 2016 by Michelle Stephenson

In Dunkley v. UBC and Providence Health Care (St. Paul’s Hospital), the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal recently found that a deaf medical student had been discriminated against when she had not been provided with sign language interpreting services, and had been forced to withdraw from her residency program as a result. On March 8, […]

 

Common-Law Spouses and Joint Tenancies: Can I Force Him …

June 8th, 2016 by John Schuman and Ira Marcovitch

Certified Specialist in Family Law and Toronto Area Family Mediator and Arbitrator John Schuman was recently asked the following question: My father has been separated from his spouse since 1992 (documented) . A separation agreement was prepared but neither party signed the document. No equalization claim was made by his spouse within 6 years of […]

 

Rights and Responsibilities of Parents and Adult Children

June 6th, 2016 by John Schuman and Ira Marcovitch

Certified Specialist in Family Law and Toronto Area Family Mediator and Arbitrator John Schuman was recently asked the following question: What rights and responsibilities do parents and adult children have respectively towards each other? This is a very broad question, and one that can be answered from a variety of perspectives – legal, moral, etc. […]

 

DSF Talks CoA: Blog Series Entry #3 – Consent Applications

June 2nd, 2016 by Anthony-George D'Andrea

Sometime after your extended driveway plan is approved by the CoA, your mother-in-law decides she would instead prefer to live on her stately lot of land up north and that she’ll be moving out shortly (too bad! – see Blog Entry #2). She does, however, have a sizeable amount of land up north, far more […]

 

What to do About My Son’s Polygamist Father?

May 31st, 2016 by John Schuman and Ira Marcovitch

Certified Specialist in Family Law and Toronto Area Family Mediator and Arbitrator John Schuman was recently asked the following question: I live in Ontario and suspect that my eldest son’s father is in a polygamist relationship. He has children with the first woman and this ‘roommate’ of theirs is newly pregnant. I fear that this […]

 
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