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,» Read more about: How Does the Court Decide Who Gets Custody? » Read more 6 mins read
Are you going through a divorce in which children are involved? Then, you may be wondering if you will have to pay child support or if you are entitled to these payments. You may also be wondering whether such support will affect your taxes. If so, here’s what you should know if you need child support lawyer:Who is entitled to child support payments after a divorce?
Under the law, parents are financially responsible for dependent children.» Read more about: Does Child Support Affect Your Taxes? » Read more 9 mins read
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
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
The law states that couples have joint control over embryos that are fertilized from their sperm and eggs. This means that either spouse may prevent the other from using the embryos (fertilized eggs).
In the recent decision of S.H. v. D.H. ONSC 2008, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice considered the issue of who has the right to make decisions in relation to donor eggs that were fertilized using donor sperm (i.e. neither spouse had a genetic connection to the embryo).» Read more about: Who Has Control Over Donor Embryos After Separation? » Read more 4 mins read
In May 2018 the Canadian Justice Minister, Jody Wilson-Raybould tabled Bill C-78, which seeks to vary the Federal Divorce Act with the aim of putting the best interests of the children first. The Divorce Act is the governing legislation for parties ending their marriage and has not had any significant changes since it was drafted in 1985. Over the past 20 years the family law bar has seen a shift in parenting roles and it is important that the legislation adapt to reflect this.» Read more about: Putting Children First: Proposed Changes to the Divorce Act » Read more 7 mins read