No Child Support Set-Off if Spouses Want to Maintain Deductions
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No Child Support Set-Off if Spouses Want to Maintain Deductions

Beware: If parties set off their child support obligations so that only one party ends up making a payment, there is the risk of losing child related deductions. Want to know more? Have a read through my latest article for AdvocateDaily at http://www.advocatedaily.com/jennifer-samara-shuber-spouses-must-pay-each-other-to-get-around-tax-law.html

Top Ten Reasons Why Teaching Is Like Practising Family Law
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Top Ten Reasons Why Teaching Is Like Practising Family Law

Many of my friends are teachers and/or work with kids. Over the year, I listen to their stories about the children they teach: their antics, their successes, their failures… As these teachers gear up for the very last week of school, I got to thinking.  I realized that, in many ways, teaching is not so…

Title Trumps:  The Effect of Placing a Property in Joint Tenancy
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Title Trumps: The Effect of Placing a Property in Joint Tenancy

Griffith v Davidson, a recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision, has confirmed that placing a property in joint tenancy means sharing the property equally on relationship breakdown.  The question before the court (on appeal from an arbitration) was whether the common law wife held the property on resulting trust for the common law husband,…