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Family Goals for the New Year

Family Goals for the New Year

The end of an old year and the start of a new one is a time when we like to set goals, change bad habits and make resolutions for self-improvement. Here are five suggestions your family could try for the New Year. 1. Have more family dinners Eating dinner as a family...

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Can I Afford A Lawyer

Can I Afford A Lawyer

If you and/or your partner have decided to end your relationship one of the first questions you will be asking yourself,  "Do I need a lawyer?" and the next question will be "Can I afford a lawyer?". This is not a simple question, and will depend  on your particular...

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How Do I Confirm The Separation Date?

How Do I Confirm The Separation Date?

You and your partner/spouse have decided to separate but are not ready to go through the whole cycle of divorce. Is there a document or a form that should be filled out to confirm the separation date? The answer is No. In Ontario there is no special form dedicated to...

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What Is A Simple Divorce?

What Is A Simple Divorce?

When you hear people say “simple divorce” they are probably referring to uncontested divorce. Uncontested divorce is when both parties agree to the divorce. Simple divorce does not exist but if both parties are agreeable to the divorce then it becomes simple as there...

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Signs Of Domestic Abuse

Signs Of Domestic Abuse

When people think of domestic abuse, they often focus on domestic violence. But domestic abuse occurs whenever one person in an intimate relationship or marriage tries to dominate and control the other person. Domestic violence and abuse are used for the purpose to...

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Can I Enforce  Child Support or Spousal Support Order?

Can I Enforce Child Support or Spousal Support Order?

You spend the time and money and finally get a Child Support/ Spousal Support Order or enter into a Separation Agreement only to discover that the other party is refusing to comply. This is frustrating but fear not, the consequences of not following a court order can...

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What is Mediation?

What is Mediation?

Litigation is generally something people want to avoid; It's expensive, time consuming, emotionally draining and unpredictable. Going through mediation is one option that you might consider when you are going through a divorce or any other family law issue. Knowing...

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Can I Change a Final Order—Motion to Change

Can I Change a Final Order—Motion to Change

A Motion to Change is required to change or vary a final order or to end a final order regarding child support, spousal support, custody, access, or restraining order. The most common reason for commencing a Motion to Change is usually to vary a support order. A...

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How Can I Enforce My Support Payments?

How Can I Enforce My Support Payments?

All child support and spousal support orders made in Ontario are automatically filed with the Family Responsibility Office (FRO). FRO processes child and spousal support payments to help ensure that the support gets paid every month. FRO only follows what is stated in...

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