Canadian Courts and Mahr Agreements – Can My Mahr Agr …

October 30th, 2018

We have discussed the topic of divorce in a previous blog post, however at Devry Smith Frank LLP, we are aware that typically, traditions vary in different cultures. In particular, the South Asian community. Family separation and divorce within the South Asian community is often seen as a taboo subject and notions of uncertainty as […]

 

Maintaining a Child’s Standard of Living after Se …

February 4th, 2015

For some parents, it seems that a “clean break” makes the most sense when they separate – and they feel that holds true for the children as well.  Those feelings can be especially strong when the primary parent for the child feels the other parent has been uninvolved and uninterested in the child.  Having that […]

 

Podcast for First Responders

January 19th, 2015

Podcast for First Responders This is the Ontario Family Law podcast, featuring issues related to marriage, separation, divorce, child welfare, and also some children’s rights issues. It is a companion to the book, A Guide to the Basics of Ontario Family Law, which is available on Amazon, or by calling 416-446-5847. My name is John […]

 

Time for a Change in Ontario’s Eldercare Laws?

October 21st, 2014

Michelle Stephenson, Summer Law Student Deciding how best to care for elderly or mentally incapable loved ones is a problem many people face at some point in their lives. What makes this situation more difficult is when people have differing and competing ideas about what is best for the person, and when there is no […]

 

Why Personal Injury Victims Also Need A Family Law Lawy …

October 7th, 2014

Why Personal Injury Victims Also Need A Family Law Lawyer This is the Ontario Family Law Podcast, featuring issues related to marriage, separation, divorce, child custody, support, property and even some child welfare issues. It is a companion to the book The Guide to the Basics of Ontario Family Law, which is available on Amazon. […]

 

Dirty Divorce Tricks: Are They Worth It?

September 30th, 2014

It’s September. For many people, this month invokes sentiments of happiness and hope, as it feels like the start of a new year. People are generally relaxed following their summer holidays, they are back in a routine with the return of school, and there is a crispness to the air as a new season approaches. […]

 

Common Law Separation and Child Custody

September 16th, 2014

Toronto family law lawyer John Schuman was recently asked this question: ” I have been living common law for almost 5 years and we have a daughter together. Our relationship has gotten to a point where it gets worse every day. He owns the house, my name is not on it but we do our […]

 

Afraid of Losing Assets due to Girlfriend’s Child …

August 22nd, 2014

Toronto family law lawyer John Schuman was recently asked this question: “I live with my girlfriend and have been together for about a year, I’m concerned because she’s been on welfare for 7 years, hasn’t filed taxes for that time, has years of outstanding child support as her ex has primary custody and refuses to […]

 

ONCA Weighs in on Married Spouses and Property Division

August 20th, 2014

In a recently released decision, the Ontario Court of Appeal once again tackled the issues of setting aside a domestic contract, unjust enrichment in the context of married spouse, and the remedial framework to be applied where either of the two is present. In Martin v. Sansome, the Court was faced with a factual scenario […]

 
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