What The Death of Riya Rajkumar Means For Family Law Cu …

February 15th, 2019

Millions of people were startled late last night to when the emergency tones went off for the Amber Alert for Riya Rajkumar, only to learn, minutes later, that she had been found, but not safe.  Riya did not return from an “access visit” with her father for her birthday.  Her mother contacted police because she […]

Spousal Support and Early Retirement – Is it a M …

January 8th, 2019

Spousal support, sometimes referred to as maintenance or alimony, are funds that are paid to one spouse to another upon separation or a divorce. There are various reasons as to why one spouse may be required to pay support to the other, usually to assist financially for a specified amount of time or to compensate […]

Saskatchewan judge: Dogs are property and should not be …

January 6th, 2017

By: Jeffrey Spiegel A recent decision from Saskatchewan’s Court of Queen’s Bench has drawn the attention of pet owners after the judge ruled that dogs are to be considered property and should not be treated as though they are children. The judge’s words came in response to a divorcing couple’s petition to the court for […]

Tips for Co-Parenting With Your Ex Over the Holidays

December 15th, 2016

Holidays (be they Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza, Eid, New Years, or any other important celebration) can be difficult for separated families. It may be impossible for the kids to celebrate with both parents and their families  – or to have the most important times, such as Christmas Morning, with both parents. Dividing up these special times with the children can be […]

Child Support and Child Support Guidelines In Ontario

July 16th, 2015

Child Support and Child Support Guidelines In Ontario Child Support and Child Support Guidelines In Ontario In this video, John provides some information on child support and child support guidelines in Ontario during his interview at the Real Estate 101 Show.. John Schuman is the head of family law team at Devry Smith Frank LLP […]

Devry Smith Frank LLP at Advice Scene: John Schuman

July 16th, 2015

Devry Smith Frank LLP at Advice Scene: John Schuman Devry Smith Frank LLP at Advice Scene with John Schuman People often ask the Toronto Family Lawyers at Devry Smith Frank if we can protect their rights without going to court. We know how to get people the results they want through mediation, arbitration and collaborative […]

Hiding Money In Family Law Cases

July 16th, 2015

Hiding Money In Family Law Cases Hiding Money In Family Law Cases Hiding money in family law cases in rarely a good idea but that doesn’t stop people from trying to get away with it. Family lawyers and judges are always on the lookout for people in cases that are engaging in these kinds of […]

How To Get Spousal Support

July 16th, 2015

How To Get Spousal Support How To Get Spousal Support (Alimony) What is the difference between spousal support and alimony? Spousal support is the Canadian term and spousal support in the US is called alimony. Spousal support is one of the most contentious areas of divorce. One spouse must pay the other one and there […]

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