Monthly Archives: August 2015

How should child support be determined for professional athlete?

Even if a couple never married, if they have a child together and choose to not be in a relationship, child support is could be sought by the custodial parent. Though not determined in the course of a divorce, the same set of factors will be taken into consideration in determining the amount that one parent will pay to another. In the course of determining…

Could the age one marries influence the success of the union?

When a marriage ends there are a variety of matters that need to be worked through. This process is often complex and difficult for all involved and may lead to neither party truly being happy with the outcome. In addition to the division of assets and spousal support, in some situations, couples will also need to work out custody arrangements for children and child support…

The importance of creating a fair separation agreement

When most couples decide to end their marriage the matter is not immediately resolved. Usually there is a period of time before filing for divorce that the couple lives apart. During that time couples who know for sure that they do not want to stay together, may start to work through some of the issues that need to be addressed. Depending on the specifics of…

What is a cohabitation agreement and how might it work for us?

For many couples in Canada, marriage has lost its appeal. As a result, some couples decide to live together, without an actual ceremony. While they may feel as though they are married, should they decide to end the relationship, they will likely quickly be reminded that they are in fact not married. This is because common-law couples who cohabitate do not have the same rights…

How a marriage contract could impact property division in divorce

When a couple in the Toronto, area, decides to marry, there are many decisions to make. While the primary focus may be on what will be worn and what food will be served, some couples look farther into the future to address how they want their assets to be divided should their union come to an end prematurely. These individuals could memorialize their decisions in…

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