Husband Depletes Savings And Moves To Poland To Avoid Paying Spousal Support

It’s not uncommon for the courts to hear of people taking extreme measures to escape their spousal or child support obligations. In one case recently…
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Court Rejects Lawyer’s Attempt To Walk Back Agreement On A Technicality

Technicalities can sometimes be used as a way to escape obligations owed under a contract, but as a recent decision from the Ontario Superior Court…
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Can A Judge Force A Parent To Take Children Back To Their Home Country Even If There Is A Risk Of Harm From The Other Parent?

The summer travel season can be complicated for divorced or separated parents.  Planning vacations can include everything from the coordination of schedules to the signing…
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Who Let The Dog Out (Does Not Necessarily Indicate Ownership)

Determining who gets the custody of children can be a contentious issue when a couple separates or gets divorced. However, as a Newfoundland Court of…
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Can An Indefinite Order For Spousal Support Be Terminated?

In a recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice Decision, the court was asked to determine if and when it is appropriate to terminate an order…
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The Million Dollar Cheque That Went Uncashed

The issue of spousal support is often one of the first considerations a couple has to contend with when separating. When a couple is waiting…
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Making The Case for Order for the Sale of a Matrimonial Home

A recent case before the Superior Court of Justice – Ontario Family Court dealt with an application for the court to order the sale of…
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Unjust Enrichment in Common Law Relationships: The Value of a Home

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently had the opportunity to review the law of unjust enrichment when it dismissed a claim by a woman (the…
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Can a Brief Move Impact Spousal Support?

One of the factors considered when calculating spousal support is how long a couple was together before their split. Normally, that might seem like a…
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Spouse Cannot Take Advantage of An Error in a Separation Agreement

A separation agreement is often the first step in obtaining a divorce and legally ending a relationship. They are important because they are a way…
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