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Living together, separately: Making a case for spousal support, without ever sharing an address

Common law relationships are increasingly becoming the norm as more people are consciously choosing not to marry.  In Ontario, there remains to be a different set of legal rights, obligations and entitlements to those in a common law relationship versus...

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Living apart together relationships

Can two people qualify as “spouses” if they do not live together? This post looks at “living apart together” (or “LAT”) relationships from the perspective of spousal support. Long-term, committed LAT relationships are not entirely uncommon. For a variety of...

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Can I waive support in a separation agreement?

Many parties who are separating wish to avoid the time and expense of the court process and instead enter into a separation agreement. A separation agreement works like a contract which sets out all of the terms regarding the separation....

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“Yes, I do” – what does it entail?

When two people get married, they are naturally convinced that it will be for life, and don’t necessarily think about the financial ramifications of saying the famous “I do.” Unfortunately, some marriages do end in divorce. When our clients come...

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Make sure you are compliant with your support obligation when appealing

The Court of Appeal in Abu-Saud v. Abu-Saud, 2020 ONCA 824 (CanLII) recently affirmed its jurisdiction to quash or dismiss an appeal due to non-compliance of a spousal support order. In this case, the Respondent Wife was successful in her...

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There is ‘No Turning Back’ says the Canadian Bar Association

The Canadian Bar Association recently released its COVID-19 Task Force Report on justice issues which have risen due to COVID-19. This report assesses the immediate and evolving issues for the delivery of legal services resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, outlining...

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Série de portraits d’avocates dans Droit Inc.

Droit Inc.

À l’occasion de la Journée internationale de la femme, Droit-Inc propose une série de portraits d’avocates passionnées et inspirantes qui ont su conjuguer leur pratique avec leur vie de femme et leurs convictions personnelles. Claudia Desjardins Bélisle | Associée |...

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Ontario father’s failure to minimize COVID-19 risks costs him access to matrimonial home

The novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) has created uncertainty for many families with custody and access arrangements. Not only has the pandemic exacerbated existing family law disputes, it has also led to new issues with respect to custody and access that courts...

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COVID-19: Family law and access

On March 15, 2020, the Honourable Justice Morawetz, the Chief Justice of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice suspended all regular court operations effective March 17, 2020, in order to protect the health and safety of all court users and...

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Voice of the Child Reports

Voice of the Child Reports (“VOC reports”) are a relatively recent development in the growing trend to recognize and incorporate children’s voices into matters that affect them.[1] This blog paper will answer four key questions about VOC reports. 1. What...

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COVID-19 Resources

We have written on a variety of topics to help identify the pertinent issues, understand the legal implications, minimize risk exposure and manage legal obligations.

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