Courts Grapple With Valuing a New Business at Separation

During a divorce, spouses will need to consider dividing family property and making an equalization payment. Some categories of property will be easy to deal…
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Do Professional Degrees Count as Property to be Equalized on Divorce?

Obtaining professional degrees and licenses is time consuming and costly, and can be challenging for a family’s budget, often requiring the other spouse to support…
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Court Warns Against Undermining Procedural Fairness When Deciding a Child’s Habitual Residence

When a child is removed to another jurisdiction, courts must carefully assess the evidence to make orders and decide issues such as the child’s habitual…
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What Do Courts Consider Before Granting a Divorce?

When a relationship ends and the spouses go their separate ways, usually the more difficult issues to resolve are parenting arrangements, support entitlements, and the…
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Deference to a Trial Judge’s Findings May Limit Your Chances of Success on Appeal

Parties who receive an unfavourable result in a family law proceeding may want to initiate an appeal. However, appealing a judge’s ruling is not straightforward.…
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Child Access Rights and Enforcement in Ontario

Divorce is often a difficult process for many, and if children are involved, it can be even more challenging and emotionally charged. Determining which parent(s)…
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A Section 30 Assessment Can Help the Court Understand the Parenting Issues in Dispute

Section 30 of the Children’s Law Reform Act allows courts to order the appointment of a third-party assessor to assist in deciding issues of decision-making…
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Courts Focus on the Status Quo to Maintain Stable Arrangements for Children

In the family law context, the status quo is a concept that courts use to help make decisions relating to parenting and decision-making responsibility. Courts…
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A Relationship Breakdown Can Risk a Jointly Owned Business

During a relationship, parties may establish a family business and merge their personal and professional lives. If the parties are joint owners and the relationship…
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When Might Courts Depart from the Spousal Support Advisory Guideline Ranges?

The Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines (also referred to as the “SSAGs”) were developed to bring more consistency and predictability to spousal support awards and help…
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