In the past, marriage was the most popular option for couples who intended to spend their lives with each other. Nowadays, other arrangements are becoming more and more common. One alternative that many couples choose is a common-law union. There are many similarities between a common-law union and a marriage. However, a marriage and a common-law relationship are recognized in different ways by family law in Toronto when deciding certain matters. If your relationship is thriving,» Read more about: Differentiating a Common-Law Union From Marriage in Family Law » Read more 5 mins read
In Canada, pets are considered property under the law. Therefore, although pet custody is a popular expression, the legal term is pet ownership. However, in most households, pets are viewed as part of the family. They may even be affected by a divorce. While a pet cannot express their feelings, being forced to separate from any of their family members can leave your pets with separation anxiety and depression.
If you and your spouse are going through a divorce,» Read more about: Who Gets Custody of a Pet After Divorce? » Read more 5 mins read
If you are going through a divorce, you may be exploring alternative dispute resolution methods. One option that you may have come across in your search is mediation. Can you finalize the terms of your divorce in mediation? The short answer is yes. However, whether mediator will be effective is dependent on the circumstances surrounding your divorce.What is mediation?
During mediation, you and your spouse will meet with a divorce mediator whose aim is to help you resolve your issues without going to court.» Read more about: Can You Use a Mediator to File For a Divorce? » Read more 5 mins read
In many cases, parents cannot agree about what custody and access arrangements are appropriate for their children. It is not uncommon for one or both parents to make allegations about the other party’s parenting capacity and ability to satisfy the needs of their child or children.
Section 30 (1) of the Children’s Law Reform Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.12, provides as follows: “The court before which an application is brought in respect of custody of or access to a child,» Read more about: Custody and Access Assessments » Read more 8 mins read
Clients often wonder what their ‘out-of-court’ options are for resolving the issues between them and their former spouse. One such option is mediation and it is becoming a preferred means for clients in family law to resolve the conflict between them.
Mediation involves parties, either with or without counsel, meeting with an independent third party, the mediator, in an attempt to negotiate the terms of a settlement. In most cases, the mediator is an experienced family law lawyer or mediator specializing in the area of family law.» Read more about: Benefits of Mediation » Read more 4 mins read
With social media, it is now easier than ever before to connect with people from all over the globe. While more people are building new relationships online, social media can have devasting effects on existing relationships. Social media now counts as a contributing factor in the breakdown of many marriages.
If you are married, here are three ways social media could negatively impact your relationship:1. Excessive social media use
The more time you spend on social media pages,» Read more about: How Can Social Media Negatively Impact Your Marriage? » Read more 5 mins read