When You Run Out Of Time, Consider a Standstill Agreement

When to consider the Standstill Agreement. With many individuals getting married later in life, after having established their careers and accumulated some wealth on their own, it is not uncommon for couples to want to enter into a Marriage Contract.

Marriage Contracts can outline how you want to deal with property and support issues in the event of a breakdown of your marriage by, for example, providing that there will be no spousal support payable or by excluding certain assets from division of property.

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How Does the Court Decide Who Gets Custody?

A child custody battle can make the already frustrating and overwhelming process of separating from a partner even more stressful. If you are in the middle of a custody battle, you may be wondering how the matter will be decided & what child custody lawyer can do to help.

Here are some factors that may determine the outcome of the case:

Who is the primary caregiver?

When a court must make a ruling on child custody,

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Can a Couple Share a Divorce Lawyer?

Can a couple share a divorce lawyer? You’ve made the decision to get a divorce, now its time to find a divorce lawyer. There’s the one you’re considering, but you discover your spouse has already retained that lawyer’s services. Now you are wondering whether you can still use the same lawyer for the divorce. The answer is no. You cannot share a divorce lawyer with your spouse. Here’s why:

The law prohibits spouses from sharing a divorce lawyer

The code of professional conduct that governs the legal profession prohibits a divorce lawyer from representing both spouses in a divorce.

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Enforcement of Support Orders Made Outside of Ontario

Enforcement of support orders made outside of Ontario. Many clients want to know whether they can enforce a support order that was obtained in a jurisdiction outside of Ontario.

The Family Responsibility Office (FRO) enforces support orders in Ontario. The FRO has reciprocal enforcement agreements with all Canadian provinces and territories, every state in the United States, and approximately 30 other countries. These are called “reciprocating jurisdictions”.

Under the Interjurisdictional Support Orders Act,

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What is Disclosure in a Divorce?

To determine how assets will be divided in the divorce, you, your spouse and your respective legal counsel will need to know what those assets are. Disclosure is the process by which all parties get information regarding the other’s income, assets and debts. It is crucial that all parties are honest and forthcoming with financial information if they want to reach a fair divorce settlement quickly.

How to exchange financial disclosure

Usually, disclosure is a voluntary process that is done by filing a Notice to Disclose.

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6 Things to Try Before Ending Your Marriage

Most people get married because they found someone with whom they wish to spend the rest of their lives. But even the strongest couples will have problems at some point in their marriage. It is inevitable.

Maybe you are experiencing problems in your marriage. That does not necessarily mean that your relationship is doomed. So, if you are thinking about a divorce, here are some things you should try before you decide to walk away:

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