After the Family Court Changes a Final Order, is the Or …

September 5th, 2019

Family Law is all about changing family dynamics. Families do not stop changing just because a court makes a final order. Parenting arrangements and child support are particularly prone to changes because children’s lives change as they get older and child support is centered around parents’ incomes, which can vary each year. Consequently, there is […]

When Can I Stop Paying Child Support?

February 8th, 2019

Many payor parents in Ontario mistakenly assume that child support automatically ends when their child turns 18. The law, however, says otherwise. The basic premise of child support is to ensure that children benefit from the support of their parents when they are unable to become self-sufficient. Viewed in this light, the question of age […]

Denied Access To Your Child? Here’s What You Need To …

December 12th, 2016

Breaking up, as they say, is hard to do.  Where there are children in the equation, the question of a parent’s access to the child(ren) can add substantially to the hardship.  All too often, the animosity associated with separation leads one parent to frustrate the other’s access to the child(ren). In the following, we discuss […]

Common Law Relationships

June 7th, 2013

Common Law Relationships Am I Living Common Law? What does that Mean? Many people ask whether they are living in a common-law relationship.  Not many people know when they are.  Even fewer understand what that means. In Ontario, you are living in a Common Law Relationship if either: You have cohabitated (lived together in a […]

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