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Separation and Divorce – the least you need to know

By on January 16, 2019 | All, Divorce, Marriage

Whether married or not, separations can be scary.  We all hope for the best, but four out of ten marriages end in divorce.  But worst of all is that people often don’t know the basic rules that apply to them.  A lack of good information, abundance of misinformation, and challenge of separating serious emotional change…   Continue Reading »

What to expect when you’re served with an Emergency Protection Order (EPO)

By on April 20, 2018 | Divorce

An Emergency Protection Order is a provincial court order which generally prohibit the respondent from contacting or coming anywhere near the claimant and their family members.  For an EPO to be granted a judge or justice of the peace must be satisfied that family violence has occurred, that the claimant has reason to believe that…   Continue Reading »

Property Division after Death

By on March 29, 2018 | Wills

If a lawsuit is started before a party dies the estate can often chose to continue that lawsuit.  But when the surviving family members start suing each other after a spouse dies things are more complicated.  That’s what happened in the recent is case of Stalzer Estate v. Stalzer, [2018] A.J. No. 315.  The resulting…   Continue Reading »

Restraining Orders – What to do When Being Harassed

By on July 18, 2017 | Divorce, Restraining Orders

The breakdown of a family relationship is always hard. But it can be unbearable if the romantic relationship is replaced with a hostile, violent, or vexatious one.  So what do you do then? Assuming all practical fixes break down, the parties can resort to one of three court applications: 1)   Emergency Protection Order (EPO), 2)  …   Continue Reading »

Finances After Divorce – buying or renting a new home

By on April 5, 2017 | Divorce

Usually a separation means that someone needs to find a new place to live.  The New York Times has a useful tool for looking at the long-term costs of renting versus buying.  https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/upshot/buy-rent-calculator.html   You may find this tool useful if you are looking for new accommodation for yourself, but it can also be useful […]

 

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