Family law: What protection does a prenup offer?

Blog Monthly Archives: January 2017

Family law: What protection does a prenup offer?

People take out car insurance because an accident might occur, not because they think it will happen. Why then, do some people avoid signing — or even discussing — prenuptial agreements? The concept is the same; it is insurance against loss and damage in the event of a divorce. Ontario couples who are considering marriage […]
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What circumstances will justify child support variation requests?

When parents file for divorce, they become ex-spouses, but they will never be ex-parents. Their responsibilities to their children remain, and that is why the court orders one parent to pay child support. However, over the years following a divorce, the circumstances of both parents can change, and so can the needs of the children. […]
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Family law: Marriage fraud and how to avoid it

For a resident of Ontario, getting romantically involved with a person of another country may have devastating consequences. Someone a person meets on the internet or while on a trip may feel like the perfect soul mate. However, to get that individual to settle in Canada and become a spouse or common-law partner, not only […]
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Rushing into divorce can cause emotional and financial ruin

Ending a marriage is known to be a traumatic experience — not only emotionally but also financially. Ontario residents who consider untying the knot may want to note a few costly mistakes made by many people. Just like marriage, divorce may be one of the most significant steps a person can take. If not navigated […]
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Child Custody: Be proactive to prevent parental child abduction

Thousands of children are abducted in Ontario and elsewhere every year. Many of these incidents involve parents abducting children of whom they do not have child custody. Some people will go to great lengths to take their children away from the custodial parents. One case involved a father who abducted his two toddlers — ages […]
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What happens to frequent flyer miles in a divorce?

Credit card debt is often a significant concern for Ontario couples who are considering to end their marriages. If the couple never addressed this in a prenuptial agreement, it could cause contention in a divorce. A couple may agree to divide credit card debt equally, or a court may decide who must pay which card. […]
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Child custody: How can the Supervised Access Program help?

Divorced or separated parents in Ontario who are concerned about their safety or the safety of their children during visits with the other parents or at the time of the exchange have the option to use the Supervised Access Program. The court can order the utilization of this program as part of the child custody […]
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