Divorce, and divorce related proceedings are emotionally draining. Not only are you and your former spouse dealing with the logistics of separating your finances and property, and figuring out an arrangement for your children, but you are also experiencing extreme emotions. (For an in depth discussion about the emotional aspects of divorce, see this article [...]
Every divorce is different and has its own unique set of circumstances. Sometimes parties to a divorce simply realize they have grown apart and amicably decide to go their separate ways. Other situations are more contentious. While it is preferable for parties to be able to work out family law issues by reaching amicable agreements [...]
In making a custody determination, the polar star that guides the court’s decision is the best interests of the child. This concept of the best interests of the child is a legal standard, and in order to apply it to your custody proceedings, a judge will have to consider various factors. This article is designed [...]
As the best interests of the child is a fluid concept and constantly changing, it is not surprising that custody orders occasionally need to be modified to address these changes. It is important to keep in mind, however, that the fact that a child is growing and maturing does not on its face constitute a [...]
Your Toronto divorce lawyer is always ready to help guide you through the issue of Child Custody.
Custody refers to the right to make major decisions about the child. Where one parent has sole custody, that parent alone makes all major decisions about the child. Where the parents have joint custody, the parents are to mutually [...]
Be sure to speak with your Toronto divorce lawyer as soon as possible to ensure that the best interests of the child(ren) are addressed and that your rights are protected.
Custody refers to the right to make major decisions about the child. Where one parent has sole custody, that parent alone makes all major decisions about the [...]
Under the Federal Statute, the Divorce Act, divorce may be granted in Canada on only one ground: marriage breakdown. Marriage breakdown can be proved by one year of separation, adultery or cruelty. It is more difficult to get a divorce based on adultery or cruelty, as your spouse may oppose it, making the whole process [...]
Custody: When Does the Child Get to Decide Custody?
Does my child get to live where he wants?
Depending on both the quality of your family relationships and the degree of court or other third-party involvement with your marital separation, the complicated answers to that straightforward question can be “yes” or “not necessarily”.
When is the answer “yes, [...]
Navigating the courts in Ontario can be a complex process. This guide offers some insight into divorce procedures in Ontario.
Should you have additional questions or require assitance, please do not hesitate to contact your Toronto divorce lawyer.
With the possible exception of the court papers required to obtain an absolute divorce, the procedure for drafting, filing [...]
It is widely known that a hard-fought custody battle between two parents can become adversarial, antagonistic and hostile. One of the small ironies of these battles is that it is rarely the big, life-altering issues that cause the greatest amount of conflict. It is the constant stream of everyday logistical decisions that provide the unending [...]