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Unmarried Couple With Separate Homes May Still Give Rise to Spousal Support

Many believe that spousal support only applies to married couples. In fact, common law spouses may be required to pay spousal support as well. When are common law partners considered “spouses”? Section 29 of the Family Law Act provides an expanded definition of “spouse” with respect to support obligations which includes either of two persons [...]

The Effect of Gifts, Inheritances, and Date of Marriage Property on Equalization

There is often the expectation that in family law, “everything is going to be divided equally”. While it is true that the Family Law Act provides for the equalization of family property for married spouses, equalization does not necessarily mean that you will divide everything that exists on the date of separation equally.   What are my property [...]

Financial Implications of COVID-19 in Family Law – Part One

We are now a few months into the COVID-19-era and just over a month into the implementation of “stay home” protocols and the shutting down of “non-essential” businesses. The full scope of the financial consequences arising from these changes remains unknown. The corresponding impact on financial issues in family law cases is also unfolding before [...]

COVID-19 Measures

Paul Family Law Professional Corporation will be following public health recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We have been working remotely beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020. We will continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments to our protocol as needed. We are still here to help. Our general phone line (905) 845-4314 will [...]

By | March 16th, 2020|legal advice, mediation|0 Comments

Reading List for Separating Parents

In this day and age, when a family is experiencing a separation, one of the first places looked to for information is the internet. Alas, you found this blog post with a reading list for separating parents. The ease with which information is now available to us via the great world wide web has positive [...]

Living Together While Separating

Sometimes couples continue to live together temporarily in the family home after they have decided to separate. As you can imagine, there are benefits and challenges to living together while separating. On the one hand, living together while separating can be less expensive than maintaining two homes. It also delays the need to make major [...]

Your Date of Separation and Why It Matters

The term “date of separation” is so often used in family law that legal professionals sometimes forget the weight that it carries outside of the legal process. For many, the date of separation is an unforgettable and emotionally driven date in their timeline. As painful as this date can be, it also marks a period [...]

By | February 26th, 2019|legal advice, legal services, mediation, negotiation, separation|2 Comments

Getting Through The Holidays After Separation

The holiday season can be a challenging time of year for both the parents and the children of a separated family. While there is no real one-size-fits-all handbook for parents to follow on how to survive the holiday season with as much quality time and holiday cheer as you can, here are some tips that [...]

Unbundled Legal Services

If you are representing yourself in a family law matter, you are not alone. Over half of the litigants in family court are not represented by lawyers. For many, it is because their incomes fall above the threshold to qualify for Legal Aid but fall well below what one reasonably needs to earn to afford [...]

By | November 16th, 2018|legal advice, legal services, litigation, separation|0 Comments