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Services for Clients who want to Represent Themselves

December 03, 2018

Hiring a lawyer to manage every aspect of your case can be expensive. We know.  That’s why we offer various services to assist clients who want to represent themselves in their case.  Whether it’s negotiating a separation agreement or helping you navigate the court process, we are here to help you obtain a favourable result in your case. Some of the services we offer to self-represented clients are as follows: Helping you prepare your court documents. Maybe you need help drafting a specific court document or a number of them….

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Voluntary Job Changes, Child Support, and the Imputation of Income

December 01, 2018

If I quit my job, do I still have to pay child support? What if I leave my boring office job to start my (lower-paying) dream business? Will my support payments go down? When it comes to determining what amount of support a parent or spouse should pay, courts will look not only at what that person’s income is on paper, but also what he or she is capable of earning. If a support payor is making less than what the court thinks he or she should be earning, the…

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What happens to my Will if I separate from my spouse? What happens to my Will if I get divorced?

October 01, 2018

In happier times, you made a will leaving everything to your spouse and naming him/her as your estate trustee (executor). Now you are separating. Presumably, anyone reading your will today would realize that it is probably no longer your intention to leave your estate to your (now former) spouse, so your will would be interpreted differently, right? Unfortunately, that is not the case. Even if someone might be able to guess that your wishes have changed, that is not enough to change your will. In fact, section 17(1) of the…

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When Are You Legally Separated?

August 27, 2018

In most cases, for spouses to be entitled to a divorce in Ontario, they have to have lived “separate and apart” for one year. Determining when separation began can also be significant when it comes to the division of family property, as each spouse’s assets and liabilities are usually valued as of the date of separation. However, couples often do not separate all at once, and some aspects of a relationship may continue after others have come to an end. As a result, it can be difficult to determine precisely…

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