Every so often, we receive inquiries from prospective parents inquiring as to their potential child support obligations, particularly if their relations with a third party resulted in an unwanted pregnancy.
The short answer is that if you are the parent, you are required to financially support your child. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding a natural and unplanned conception, if paternity is established, the father is obligated to pay child support.» Read more about: Child Support: A Must? » Read more 1 min read
Going through a divorce is stressful. When you add the possibility of going to court, the process may seem even more daunting. If you are trying to avoid going to court in your divorce, here are some tips that might help:Resolve issues on your own
If your separation is amicable, you might be able to agree on the terms of the divorce with your spouse. To try this approach, make a list of the issues that must be addressed.» Read more about: How to Avoid Going to Court in a Divorce » Read more 5 mins read
A divorce settlement agreement is an arrangement that spouses use to outline how finances and other assets will be divided once they go their separate ways. This agreement may also cover issues such as spousal support and child support. If you are trying to create a divorce settlement agreement in Toronto, here are some tips for doing so:Be objective
A divorce is an extremely personal matter that is filled with many emotional ups and downs.» Read more about: Tips for Creating a Divorce Settlement Agreement » Read more 7 mins read
If you have obtained a court order in Ontario in relation to child support and/or spousal support, and the payor has decided to stop making payments as ordered, there is no need to worry because the Family Responsibility Office (“FRO”) will step in to enforce support and take measures to obtain the payments as required.
If you have withdrawn from FRO enforcement because you trusted that support would be paid without the need to enforce same then you can re-register with FRO at the cost of $50.00 by submitting a Notice of Re-Filing Form.» Read more about: When Payor Is not Paying: How to Enforce Support Payments » Read more 4 mins read
Family lawyer focus on issues that may affect a family structure. Usually, they handle matters such as divorce, the division of marital property, spousal support, child custody and child support. Family lawyers may also help partners to create marriage and domestic contracts that outline the rights and responsibilities of each person in the relationship and what should happen if the relationship ends.
Family law matters are extremely sensitive,» Read more about: Things to Consider When Hiring a Family Lawyer » Read more 6 mins read
A prenuptial agreement is a contract in which two people who intend to get married outline the rules that will govern their marriage. This agreement also dictates what will happen if the union fails. In Canada, prenuptial agreements are also referred to as marriage contracts. Are thinking about drafting a prenuptial agreement or have you been asked to sign one your future spouse? If yes, here are some things you should know:Prenuptial agreements are not just for the rich and famous
Prenuptial agreements are very popular among those with substantial wealth.» Read more about: What You Need to Know About Prenuptial Agreement » Read more 6 mins read