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Temporary Court Orders

What is a temporary Court Order? A temporary Court Order is one which is meant to determine an issue on a temporary as opposed to final basis. It can be changed in certain circumstances and it can be replaced by a final Order. When can a temporary Order be made? A temporary Order in a […]

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Family Responsibility Office (FRO)

What is the Family Responsibility Office (“FRO”)? FRO is a government agency which enforces child and spousal support Court Orders. Is it necessary to have a support Order enforced through FRO? If the support recipient agrees, then it is not necessary to have a support Order enforced through FRO and the support may be paid […]

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Save Money with an Easy, Online Uncontested Divorce

A common request among separated spouses is: “I would like an uncontested divorce.” What does an "uncontested divorce" mean? While an uncontested divorce is often perceived as one in which the divorce claim itself will not be contested, in fact, an uncontested divorce is one in which there are no additional issues to be resolved […]

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Pensions and Retirement in Family Law

Retirement is an important issue that is too often overlooked in Family Law disputes.  There are different vehicles a spouse may use to save for retirement such as personal savings, Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSP’s), Tax Free Savings Accounts (TSFA’s) and pension plans through employment.  The above methods of saving are all viewed as assets […]

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Valuing and Dividing Property

In Ontario, the treatment of property division is presumptively different depending on whether or not a couple is legally married. Married couples are entitled to an equalization of their net family property (“NFP”) upon the breakdown of the marriage in accordance with the Family Law Act, while non-married persons do not have a legislated entitlement […]

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Bankruptcy and Divorce: Financial Problems After Divorce

Financial problems are the biggest cause of marital break down. Marital problems are the biggest cause of bankruptcy. The first statement is self-evident to anyone involved with family law or marriage counselling. The second statement may not be so self-evident. The costs of marriage break down are extensive; existing debt, disputes over division of marital […]

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Child and Spousal Support

In family law matters the Divorce Act1 is the statute that enables married persons to make claims for child and spousal support, while parties who are not married can make similar claims by relying on the Family Law Act2. Child Support In Ontario, the Child Support Guidelines3 (CSG) (unmarried parties) and the Federal Child Support […]

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Joint Debt and Divorce in Canada

Facing a separation or divorce is one of the most stressful events one can face in a lifetime. When the burden of matrimonial debt is added to that stress, it can be overwhelming. When faced with this situation many individuals feel lost and are unsure of the best approach to taking control of their debt […]

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Ontario Divorce: The Divorce Proceedings in Ontario Guide

Divorce can be a difficult and confusing time. This is an Ontario Divorce guide made to provide a helpful overview of the divorce proceedings in Ontario which will guide you in the right direction for resolving your difficult family law matters. Starting the Family Case: To start your family case you will need an application […]

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Introduction to Divorce

Are you considering Divorce, or have you recently been served Divorce papers? If so, then Divorce Canada can help. We will outline for you the actual act of getting a Divorce, explain the different types (Fault vs. No fault / Contested vs. Uncontested) and then help you to understand the valid grounds for filing a […]

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