Toronto Divorce Advice, Tips & Resources

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…

Proof of income: What paying parents must disclose to determine child support

It has been a while since we discussed the determination of child support amounts and the kinds of documents the paying parent may be required to provide to the other parent and the court. Because certain rules apply to family court proceedings, and because a paying parent must make an accurate disclosure of income, it is important to have a family lawyer on your side to ensure that your rights are protected and that all of the relevant legal issues are addressed. A mistake in…

Unfair divorce settlement could affect seniors well into retirement

In one of our posts from March, we discussed the upward trend of divorce among baby boomers and how separating seniors may have complex property division concerns. Dividing matrimonial property may be particularly complicated if either party has gone through a prior divorce or brought children into the marriage. A recent report on bankruptcy filings among seniors in Ontario underscores the importance of reaching a fair settlement in terms of property division at divorce. While the law states that matrimonial property should be divided equally…

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