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- What The Death of Riya Rajkumar Means For Family Law Custody Cases
Millions of people were startled late last night to when the emergency tones went off for the Amber Alert for Riya Rajkumar, only to learn, minutes later, that she had been found, but not safe. Riya did not return from an “access visit” with her father for her birthday. Her mother contacted police … Read more »
- Is There Such A Thing As “Spousal Abandonment” in Canada?
What happens if your spouse just ups and leaves? Can you press charges? Is there an automatic right to divorce? A reader recently posed these questions. Simply put, the answer is no. In Canada, we have what can be effectively termed “no fault” divorce. This means that a Court does not have to f … Read more »
- When Can I Stop Paying Child Support?
Many payor parents in Ontario mistakenly assume that child support automatically ends when their child turns 18. The law, however, says otherwise. The basic premise of child support is to ensure that children benefit from the support of their parents when they are unable to become self-sufficient. V … Read more »
- I Have Children From a Previous Relationship. I’ve Since Remarried and Have Children with My Current Wife. How is Child Support Calculated for My Eldest children?
In recent years, it has become more common place to see “complex” families where one (or more parents) have children with several other parents, or is a step-parent to children in other families. Therefore, how child support is calculated when one parent has children with several other parents is a … Read more »
- I’m preparing to Close on My Residential Mortgage. What Identification Will I Need?
Buying a home is possibly one of the most significant and costly purchases in one’s lifetime. Finding that picture – perfect home and probably feeling, to some extent, a little overwhelmed is common. However, getting to the stage of closing and what to expect is often a thought that goes overlooked. … Read more »
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