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An Ontario divorce lawyer's blog about family law, child custody, child & spousal support, property division & more in Canada



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Can I Deny Access?

Sat, 27 Jul 2013 21:00:54 +0000

One of the most common questions I get asked is “Can I deny access of the children to the other parent?” The short answer is a resounding NO! There is really only one reason you can deny access and that is if there is good reason to believe that the children will be harmed by […]

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The End of No-Fault Divorce? The Leskun Case

Thu, 22 Jun 2006 06:23:48 +0000

The Supreme Court of Canada released the Leskun decision today: http://scc.lexum.org/decisia-scc-csc/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/2298/index.do In this case, the husband had an affair that led to the end of the marriage. Ms Leskun claimed that 8 years after the fact, she was still to emotionally devastated by her husband’s affair to work, and that this should be taken into […]

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Unwed Fathers’ Rights and Responsibilities

Thu, 27 Apr 2006 05:25:44 +0000

In her comments on my post about the so-called Roe v. Wade case for men, Jenny raises a number of interesting questions about what rights and responsibilities an unwed father in Canada has in regards to his unborn children when he is no longer in a relationship with the mother. Child Support Once a child […]

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Support & RRSPs, Stock Options, Severance, Retirement Allowances, Capital Gains

Sun, 02 Apr 2006 15:22:43 +0000

Most people involved in a family law case in Canada know that the amount of spousal support or child support that must be paid is based on income. However, often people receive one-off payments during a year that they don’t normally receive – this is known as non-recurring income. Similarly, a person may suffer a […]

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Roe v. Wade for Men

Sun, 26 Mar 2006 18:23:11 +0000

When a women gets pregnant, there is a defined period during which she can make a choice about what to do with the baby – raise the child, put the child up for adoption, or have an abortion. However, as the law stands right now, men don’t have any say into that choice, yet the […]

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