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A Guide to Spousal Support in Ontario
01
Feb

A Guide to Spousal Support 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 or by a lump sum. There are two statutes pursuant to which an order for spousal support can […]


When the Courts Close: Alternative Relief During the COVID 19 Pandemic
18
May

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 resolve their cases. Given the extensive court closures the Chief Justice of Ontario recently called “upon the cooperation of counsel […]


Custody, Access and Your Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic
27
Mar

Custody, Access and Your Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic


With a growing number of COVID-19 cases globally, Superior Court of Ontario and Ontario Court of Justice have suspended all regular operations, putting parents and children subject to custody and access orders and agreements in an unprecedented situation. History has never seen this action taken by the courts.  Courts have issued near blanket suspensions of limitation periods effective […]