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May 23, 2019

Family law clients in Toronto, Richmond Hill, Markham and Vaughan, where housing costs tend to be high, often find themselves in a predicament - they have too much to qualify for legal aid, but not enough to retain a lawyer for court.  As a result, courts are seeing an...

May 3, 2017

If only he’d been nice to Fluffy.

Sometimes in custody trials it’s the little things – literally – that help judges figure out what’s really going on.

Because believe it or not, judges realize that how people present themselves in affidavits and on the witness stand, is...

February 22, 2016

Safety is always the top consideration.  We always screen for domestic violence and other safety issues, such as threats of violence, substance abuse and mental health issues that are not well controlled.

 

The typical steps that are taken in a regular family case, such...

To what extent do children get to decide for themselves where they live when their parents separate?

The answer often depends on how old the child is, and the reasons for the child's preferences.

It is not appropriate to ask very young children which parent they prefer....

If you are doing a prenuptial agreement, marriage contract or Separation Agreement, one of the first things that you will be asked to do is provide financial disclosure.  Many people dread this stage, since it involves producing full Income Tax Returns, Notices of Asse...

You and your spouse have had that last big fight, or that sad final conversation, and you've realized that the relationship is over.  What steps do you need to take now?

 

1.  Consider whether it's possible to save the relationship.

 

Is marriage counseling a possibility?...

No, you don't lose all rights just because you leave the home.  This is a common myth.  If things are escalating, and the situation in the home is volatile and potentially dangerous, you need to protect yourself.

 

Do, however, seek legal advice as soon as possible,...

You and your spouse have had a huge fight.  One of you has stormed out, and you know the relationship is over.

 

Can you change the locks on the home?  Can your spouse change the locks on the home to keep you out?

 

If you are legally married, the short answer is "no, not...

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