Using A Separation Agreement to Stay Out of Court

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Navigating the end of a relationship is emotionally draining and legally complex. While a traditional court process can be adversarial and expensive, opting for a separation agreement is a collaborative and amicable way to resolve differences. This article will delve into the advantages of separation agreements and the potential benefits of choosing negotiation and mediation […]

The Crucial Role of Legal Counsel in Domestic Contracts

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The landmark case of Anderson v. Anderson serves as a powerful lesson in the critical necessity of legal representation when dealing with domestic contracts. This precedent-setting case starkly highlights the potential risks that come with managing such agreements without the guidance of competent legal counsel. Understanding the Significance of Legal Guidance in Domestic Contracts Anderson […]

Family Violence and the Children’s Law Reform Act

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Family violence is a grave issue that affects individuals across all social strata. The recognition and treatment of violence within the legal system have undergone significant changes over the years, with an increasing emphasis on the rights and welfare of children involved in these situations. What is the Children’s Law Reform Act (CLRA) The Children’s […]

Parenting Coordinator: What is it and Why Would I Use One?

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Family law disputes involving children are often highly sensitive, with strong emotions running high. This is where a parenting coordinator can play a crucial role. A parenting coordinator is a neutral third-party professional, usually with a background in law or mental health, who assists separated or divorced parents in resolving child-related disputes outside of the […]

Family Law Practice Directions In Ontario

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A family law case in Ontario involves more than just understanding the law itself. It also requires familiarity with the ‘practice directions’ – a set of rules that guide how court procedures are managed and followed. These cover everything from the way you submit documents to the court to the etiquette expected during hearings. Practice […]

Child Support: If I Can’t Pay, Do I Qualify for Undue Hardship?

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The Obligation To Pay Child Support Is Enshrined In Canadian Law. It Is Designed To Ensure The Well-Being And Upbringing Of A Child After Their Parents Separate Or Divorce. But What Happens When A Parent Is Genuinely Unable To Fulfill This Financial Duty Due To Undue Hardship?? Understanding The Child Support Guidelines and Undue Hardship […]

Ahluwalia v. Ahluwalia and Tort Claims in Family Law

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Family law and tort law are traditionally viewed as distinct legal realms. However, in some circumstances, these two areas intersect, giving rise to complexities that challenge conventional legal wisdom. A case that strikingly demonstrates this intersection is Ahluwalia v. Ahluwalia, 2017 ONSC 3854. In Ahluwalia, a landmark decision in Ontario, the court expanded the scope […]

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