Parenting


The children’s issues are central to any parents facing separation and/or divorce. Where will the children live? How will decisions be made regarding their upbringing? Parents are often plagued with insecurity. The following summary is designed to provide a brief explanation of the key terms and aspects of custody law in Ontario.

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Child Support


Parents are responsible to provide for their children’s financial needs. When parents separate or divorce that obligation remains and the federal and provincial governments have passed legislation and regulations that structure and enforce the payment of child support.


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Property Rights


In Ontario, marriages are deemed to be a form of partnership. All marriages end, whether by separation or death. At their end, under Ontario law, the spouses have a right to share in the wealth generated during the marriage. This is accomplished by equalization under the Family Law Act.

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Family Court is Open to the Public

Family Court is Open to the Public

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In Canada, we have an open court system. That is probably obvious from the daily bombardment of information coming out of two sensational Ontario court cases presently under way: the Jian Ghomeshi sexual assault trial...
The Lighter Side: Amy Poehler’s Take on Divorce

The Lighter Side: Amy Poehler’s Take on Divorce

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Amy Poehler has written a book called “YES PLEASE”. It is a hilarious, and often wise, account of life, love and the pursuit of happiness. Last night, I read her chapter entitled “My Books on...
Stay Classy

Stay Classy

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Following separation, you have a choice. You can choose the bitter path, criticizing and devaluing your ex. You can attack your former spouse in public and private. With words and actions, you can blame and...