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Toronto Divorce Advice, Tips & Resources

The "Ashley Madison" Divorce

The Ontario based adultery website, AshleyMadison.com, has recently been the victim of a cyberattack that has grabbed the attention of many news media outlets. The hackers have threatened to publish the confidential customer information of the website’s users – many have raised the spectre of a spike in divorce rates if this threat is carried out. What do such revelations of adultery really mean for divorce in Ontario? First, we live in an era of “no fault divorce” – what this means is that you…

Take steps to protect retirement during a divorce

In most cases the divorce process is a trying time in someone’s life. This is usually true regardless of the age of the parties divorcing, the assets they have accumulated and whether children are involved. While every divorce is of course different, there are some generalities that can be applied to certain demographics of divorcing couples. For example, while couples with young children may be primarily focused on who will have custody and determining child support, older couples may be more concerned about the division…

Divorcing? Don’t be hasty about moving out of the family home

As we mentioned in our last post the matrimonial home can factor greatly into a divorce. While the way a divorcing couple handles the sale of the home can have a financial bearing on a divorce settlement—regarding the division of assets—it may also impact things that you have not taken into consideration. Specifically, who has possession of the asset can be very relevant. For example, when financial matters in a divorce are being addressed, in addition to determining who will get which assets, in some…

Selling the house in the divorce? For best price work together

While it is not something most people probably think about leading up to, and at, their wedding, not all marriages make it. When a marriage ends in divorce, there are many things that need to be taken into consideration, including the division of assets. For many people who find themselves in this situation the most valuable asset that needs to be considered is the family home. The best approach for this asset will vary from couple to couple depending on each specific situation. When it…

Could you benefit from a divorce coach?

There is no question that for most a divorce is one of the most stressful things someone will face. When a marriage ends many of the things that form the core of someone’s life are changed. In most cases stress makes the divorce process that much more difficult to handle. Accordingly, people are often open to techniques and processes that could reduce the stress. Currently, most people rely only upon a divorce lawyer to help them navigate the divorce process. This makes sense since the…

What is the Family Responsibility Office and what does it do?

It is possible that residents of Ontario, who have not been through a divorce or split resulting in child support or spousal support will not be familiar with the Family Responsibility Office. A Ministry of Community and Social Services program, the office is charged with assisting in the collection, distribution and enforcement of court-ordered spousal and child support payments. Specifically it gets the funds owed from the payor to the recipient. This means that if the payor fails to make the ordered payments the FRO…


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