Differentiating a Common-Law Union From Marriage in Family Law

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,

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Who Gets Custody of a Pet After Divorce?

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,

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Can You Use a Mediator to File For a Divorce?

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.

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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 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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