Custody and Access Assessments

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,

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Benefits of Mediation

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.

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How Can Social Media Negatively Impact Your Marriage?

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,

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How to Create a Separation Agreement

A separation agreement is a written contract that outlines how couples who have decided to go their separate ways will deal with their issues. Even if you and your partner agree on how you will move forward with your separation, it is still important for you to have a separation agreement in place. A separation agreement can be used by married couples and those in common-law relationships. Married couples cannot get a divorce by creating a separation agreement.

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How Long Does it Take to Get a Divorce in Toronto?

If you are filing for a divorce in Toronto, you may be wondering how long it will take. The time the process will take is dependent on the circumstances of your divorce and whether it contested or uncontested. While every divorce is different, uncontested divorces are usually finalized much quicker than ones that are contested.

What is the difference between an uncontested and a contested divorce?

In an uncontested divorce, a couple agrees to a divorce as well as all the terms of the divorce.

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Moving During or After Divorce

If you are going through a divorce, you may be wondering whether you can move during or after the process has been finalized. The short answer is yes; however, the circumstance of your divorce will determine the rules you must follow.

Moving without children during or after divorce

It is common for one or both spouses to move out of their marital home during a divorce. If this is the case in your divorce,

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