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Separation Agreement

When Should I Consider Getting a Separation Agreement?

By , of Carmichael Law Professional Corporation posted in separation on Thursday, July 8, 2021.

If you and your spouse have decided to separate, whether you are just taking time apart to work through difficulties in your relationship or you have decided to permanently end your marital relationship or seek a divorce, you may have…

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Cohabitation Agreement In Oshawa

When Should Couples Consider a Cohabitation Agreement?

By , of Carmichael Law Professional Corporation posted in separation on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.

When a couple in a relationship lives together for a long time, their relationship can look a lot like a marriage. They may start to intertwine their personal and financial lives, including by buying or renting property together, opening joint…

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Child Custody In Ontario

At What Age Can a Child Decide Which Parent to Live With in Ontario?

By , of Carmichael Law Professional Corporation posted in Child Custody on Monday, May 24, 2021.

If you are going through a divorce or separation, you might be wondering whether your child can have a say in which parent they will live with or what the parenting time schedule may be. At what age should a…

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Parenting Plan Attorney In Oshawa

What Information Should I Include in My Parenting Plan?

By , of Carmichael Law Professional Corporation posted in Child Custody on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.

Separation or divorce can lead to significant change and uncertainty within the family, especially for children. But a parenting plan can help to ease much of the stress and strain during this time of transition and beyond. A well-crafted plan…

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When Can A Father Get Sole Child Custody In Ontario?

When Can a Father Get Sole Child Custody in Ontario?

By , of Carmichael Law Professional Corporation posted in Child Custody on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.

If you are a separated father, you are certainly not alone. Statistics Canada estimates that approximately one third of all Canadian marriages eventually end in divorce. For fathers with young children, going through a divorce or separation can be especially…

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Concealing Assets And Other Misconduct In Ontario Divorce Cases

Concealing Assets and Other Misconduct in Ontario Divorce Cases

By , of Carmichael Law Professional Corporation posted in Divorce on Friday, February 12, 2021.

When you think of misconduct in Canadian divorce, your mind probably turns to the acts that originally led to a breakdown of the marital relationship. Adultery, violence, criminal activity, and other wrongs are certainly good reasons to seek dissolution of…

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Top 5 Myths That Can Derail The Ontario Divorce Process

Top 5 Myths That Can Derail the Ontario Divorce Process

By , of Carmichael Law Professional Corporation posted in Divorce on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.

When going through the Canadian divorce process, you encounter a range of financial, legal, and emotional challenges. You might have concerns about how property will be divided and whether you will be receiving or paying alimony, along with uncertainty regarding…

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Key Changes To Federal Divorce Law Take Effect In 2021

Key Changes to Federal Divorce Law Take Effect in 2021

By , of Carmichael Law Professional Corporation posted in Divorce on Thursday, December 31, 2020.

Unless you practice law in Ontario or work in a legislative capacity, you may not be aware of sweeping changes to Canada’s federal Divorce Act that take effect in March 2021. The amendments affect numerous family law statutes, and the…

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Even When You Can Settle On The Key Issues In Divorce, You Should Not Assume That You Can Adequately Represent Yourself.

Options for Resolving Divorce and Family Law Issues in Ontario

By , of Carmichael Law Professional Corporation posted in Divorce on Monday, November 23, 2020.

Taking legal action to end your marriage is never easy, but some representations of divorce in TV, film, and the news do not provide an accurate picture of how the process can work when there are no cameras around. In…

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If Parents Can Reach A Compromise On The Change To Child Support, You Can Enter Into An Agreement That Will Be Legally Binding Upon Both Parties.

How Do I Modify a Child Support Order Under Ontario Law?

By , of Carmichael Law Professional Corporation posted in child support on Thursday, October 22, 2020.

Canadian law takes the position that both parents have a legal obligation to provide for their child’s financial needs, so you may be the recipient or payor of child support through divorce or paternity proceedings. In general, the amount is…

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