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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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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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