SEPARATION AGREEMENT BEST IN MOST CASES

Posted in: FAMILY LAW- Dec 13, 2013 Comments Off on SEPARATION AGREEMENT BEST IN MOST CASES

If your marriage breaks down, a written separation agreement can be the best way to settle the issues surrounding your separation. The agreement can deal with what you both agree to do about custody, guardianship and access to the children, child and spousal support, possession of the family home, and division of property – even […]

SPOUSAL SUPPORT ORDERS ARE NEVER FINAL

Posted in: FAMILY LAW- May 31, 2013 Comments Off on SPOUSAL SUPPORT ORDERS ARE NEVER FINAL

Spousal support agreements and orders are never absolutely final and can always be changed. This is true even if you and your ex-spouse have agreed never to raise the spousal support. Consider the recent court case involving David and Shirley. They were married in 1985, separated in 2004 and divorced in 2005. Based on David’s […]

LIVING SEPARATE AND APART IN THE SAME HOUSE

Posted in: FAMILY LAW- Feb 01, 2013 Comments Off on LIVING SEPARATE AND APART IN THE SAME HOUSE

To get a divorce in Canada, you must show that there has been a “breakdown of the marriage.” The federal Divorce Act says that such a breakdown occurs in three cases:  separation, adultery, and physical or mental cruelty. Most divorces are based on separation – to get a divorce on this ground, you simply need […]