SD&A LIBRARY

SPOUSAL SUPPORT OPTIONS: LUMP SUM OR REGULAR PERIODIC PAYMENTS?

What is Spousal Support? Spousal support (known as “alimony” in the United States of America) is financial support paid by one partner to the other following separation. In Ontario, a spouse can receive spousal support...

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LEAVING THE FAMILY RESIDENCE AFTER SEPARATION

Upon separation, if you depart from the family residence without your children and reside elsewhere, there can be repercussions to your parenting time. Whether married, or unmarried but cohabitating, this decision can substantially diminish the...

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Spousal Support In Retirement

Does Spousal Support End in Retirement? Contrary to what many may believe, in Ontario, a spouse’s obligation to pay spousal support is not automatically terminated, or even reduced, when they retire. If you pay periodic...

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How is the matrimonial home divided?

Ontario has some very particular rules for addressing specific situations in family law. One of these is how the family home, or “matrimonial home”, is dealt with during separation and divorce. What is a Matrimonial...

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How is the Matrimonial Home Different than Other Property?

What is the Matrimonial Home? The matrimonial home is the name given to the family home, where the spouses lived at the date of separation. More specifically, the Family Law Act (FLA) defines the matrimonial home as:...

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How Is Spousal Support Calculated in Ontario

What Is Spousal Support? Spousal support (known as “alimony” in the United States of America) is the financial compensation paid by one partner to the other partner following separation or divorce, generally paid on a monthly basis...

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When the Courts Close: Alternative Relief During the COVID 19 Pandemic

For the last few weeks and into the foreseeable future, generally speaking and with few exceptions the courts are closed. However, this does not leave parties in family law matters without remedy or unable to...

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Getting Laid Off During COVID-19

Child and spousal support obligations in the COVID-19 era The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have quickly taken a toll on almost everyone’s physical, mentaland financial well-being. Government regulations enforcing social distancing and closure of...

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