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Life, Insurance and Spousal Support

A divorcing couple was ordered to share the cost of a life insurance policy when the husband pled he had fallen on hard times. His ex-wife found it hard to believe. The court liked her version of events way better. Life Insurance Secured Spousal Support When “Fergus’” and “Jackie’s” (not their real names) 28-year marriage…Read More

Losing Your Inheritance When You Divorce

Divorce was the furthest thing from Karen’s mind when she made a rental property bought with inherited money her temporary matrimonial home. That mistake came back to haunt her. Married, With Children Karen and Dan had been married, happily or otherwise, for 16 years and had two children when her father died. Other than a…Read More

Can You Get the Family Home When You Separate?

Q. My common-law husband is seeing someone else. I want out. Can I make him pay the mortgage until our children leave home? A. You can try. Whether you can convince Ontario family court depends on your circumstances. Before you give him his pink slip, make a few notes about your financial situation. What did…Read More

Do You Owe Child Support in a Gap Year?

You didn’t mind supporting your kids when they were young. But paying child support for a graduate who takes a gap year? Taking that decision into his own hands didn’t go as expected for one Ontario father. Arbitration Went Well Until… Mid-divorce is not the time to get creative, Ontario Superior Court of Justice told…Read More

Write Your Own Separation Agreement

Can you write your own separation agreement? Of course. Nothing prevents you from making an informal contract to separate from your spouse. (We’re not saying it’s easy or that you may not need legal advice.) Protect Your Legal Rights A separation agreement simply sets out how you will divide property, care for children and pay…Read More

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