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- A Section 30 Assessment Can Help the Court Understand the Parenting Issues in Dispute
Section 30 of the Children’s Law Reform Act allows courts to order the appointment of a third-party assessor to assist in deciding issues of decision-making responsibility and parenting time as well as contact time. The assessor’s recommendations can be used as evidence and help courts to determine … Read more »
- Courts Focus on the Status Quo to Maintain Stable Arrangements for Children
In the family law context, the status quo is a concept that courts use to help make decisions relating to parenting and decision-making responsibility. Courts can tend to maintain status quo arrangements relating to children on a temporary basis unless there are reasons to make changes. Consistent a … Read more »
- A Relationship Breakdown Can Risk a Jointly Owned Business
During a relationship, parties may establish a family business and merge their personal and professional lives. If the parties are joint owners and the relationship fails, the future of their company adds an additional layer of complexity to their family law matter. In some cases, the business may b … Read more »
- When Might Courts Depart from the Spousal Support Advisory Guideline Ranges?
The Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines (also referred to as the “SSAGs”) were developed to bring more consistency and predictability to spousal support awards and help courts determine an appropriate amount of support that should be paid. Generally, support depends on both the recipient’s need and … Read more »
- Do Criminal Charges Affect How Courts Decide Parenting Matters?
Family law and criminal law proceedings are dealt with separately by the courts, but a parent’s criminal charges may still be relevant when determining parenting arrangements and decision-making responsibility for children. The primary consideration is the best interests of the child, but a party’s … Read more »