Toronto Divorce Advice, Tips & Resources

When divorce is due to infidelity children should be protected

Since the hack of the Canadian company Ashley Madison, which is essentially a dating service for married couples, cheating has been in the news a lot and likely on a lot of people’s minds. While there are multiple reasons why a married couple in the Toronto area might decide to divorce, cheating is one factor that often pushes people to that point. Whenever children are involved in a divorce it is possible that they could be hurt. According to an article published in the Toronto…

Protecting yourself if you purchase a house while cohabitating

There was a time when couples waited until after they were married to purchase a house. Throughout the years however, things have changed and more and more often people involved with each other, who are not interested in entering into the union of marriage, are opting to buy a house and live together. In these situations, should the relationship come to an end, legal issues could arise regarding how the house will be divided. When the relationship between a couple that is not married but…

Class-action lawsuit seeks to change child support policy

For custodial parents throughout the Toronto area, child support plays an important role. Depending on the specific situation the custodial parent finds he or she is in, it may be used to cover a variety of expenses related to the children including food and clothing. In the province of Ontario however, it is possible that due to provincial legislation, not all payments are making it to some parents. Those parents are single parents who may be receiving benefits from the Ontario Disability Support Program or…

Matters to address when cohabitating couple splits

The end of any relationship is usually difficult. This is particularly true when, regardless of whether a marriage is involved, a couple has created a home together. While a cohabitating couple that decides to call it quits does not have to go through a divorce, it is possible many of the same issues–such as the division of property, child support and “spousal” support–will need to be addressed. The approach taken to resolve many of these matters is not the same as in a divorce, however. …

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 what child support payments will be, all income must be disclosed to the court. In addition to salaries, incomes such…

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 matters. To avoid all of the complications that could arise, most couples will do what they can to avoid divorce…

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