Monthly Archives: December 2014

How will your pension figure into your divorce settlement?

There is a fundamental connection between all divorce-related matters, including matrimonial property, spousal support, child support and child custody. An oversight or lack of strategy in one of these areas could affect all of the others, so it is crucial that parties going through a divorce have legal counsel early in the process. If you have a pension, then it may be a particularly complicated…

A detailed separation agreement should address present and future concerns

While no one can predict the future with absolute certainty, it is possible in divorce and separation agreements to anticipate what might happen and plan accordingly. Your personal interest and your family’s interests may be at stake, so it is crucial that you have a written separation agreement that is enforceable in court. The agreement you sign with your spouse can be negotiated to address…

For divorcing parents, child custody and support issues top the list of concerns

Many young Canadians dream of one day meeting their soul mates, getting married, having children and living happily ever after. In reality, for a large percentage of Canadians, a marriage will not end up being until death do us part. According to the Canadian government’s office of Employment and Social Development, approximately 35 to 42 percent of Canadian marriages end in divorce. A marriage may…

How long must I be separated before I can divorce in Ontario?

Generally, in Ontario, for a divorce to be completed, the spouses must have been separated for at least a year. The divorce process can start before the year is up, but in most cases, the process is not completed until a year has passed. There are exceptions, however. In cases involving adultery or domestic abuse, the divorce may be granted by the court at any…

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