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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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Settlement

Settlement options

By , of Carmichael Law Professional Corporation posted in arbitration, mediation on Thursday, October 8, 2020.

There are several options whereby parties may attempt to settle the outstanding issues arising from a separation. The following options are listed here from fast and inexpensive to long and more costly affairs. Option one is for the parties to…

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Should You Have A Family Law Lawyer

Should you have a family law lawyer?

By , of Carmichael Law Professional Corporation posted in Divorce, separation on Thursday, October 8, 2020.

Everyone going through a separation from their spouse should obtain the advice of a family law lawyer as to their rights and obligations. Family law is one of the more complicated areas of law. There are rules and there are…

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Patience is a key component to navigating the steps in your family law matter

By , of Carmichael Law Professional Corporation posted in Divorce, separation on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

Family Law clients sometimes remark that while a lot of work has gone into their file, they have seen little in the way of results. To address this issue, it is helpful for the client to have an understanding that,…

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Know your relationship rights; Common Law vs. Married Couples

By , of Carmichael Law Professional Corporation posted in separation on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

There are many myths about common law relationships. If you are in a common law relationship, it is important you understand the difference between common law spouses and married spouses as it pertains to a division of property. Unlike a…

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Is There a Trend Away from Family Court?

By , of Carmichael Law Professional Corporation posted in arbitration, legal fees, med/arb, mediation, mediation/arbitration on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

Is there a trend away from Family Court in obtaining resolution of family disputes? I believe there is. In place of resorting to Family Court in obtaining resolution of family disputes, I make increasing use of combined mediation/arbitration. Family mediation/arbitration…

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Cumbersome legal fees tied to mandatory Family Court Forms

By , of Carmichael Law Professional Corporation posted in legal fees on Monday, March 6, 2017.

A particular concern to parties involved in a Family Court proceeding is the cost of legal fees. While there are alternative means of resolving disputes, sometimes a party has no choice but to be involved in a Family Court proceeding.…

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