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Determining income for child support

By on December 29, 2014 | Child Support, Divorce, Uncategorized

Calculating income for child support is often misunderstood.  Many times I have heard that we look only at “employment income”, “total income”, “T4 income” or “Line 150 income”.  Unfortunately, this simplified method of calculating income is not correct; the Federal Child Support Guidelines requires an analysis of all income available from which child support can […]

Family Law Mediation

By on December 19, 2014 | Child Support, Divorce, Marriage, Uncategorized

Mediation is an effective and amicable way to reach settlement of the legal issues arising from separation.  The mediator is a neutral professional who assists separated spouses in focusing on problem solving, making appropriate and reasonable compromises, and reaching settlements that meet their needs in ways unavailable in a courtroom. While mediators are not required […]

Shared Parenting is not a legal right

By on September 24, 2014 | Child Support, Divorce, Uncategorized

The Divorce Act of Canada has one legal test when it comes to decisions over children and their care – what is in the best interests of the children?  This principle is the mandatory and legislated basis of any decision made by a judge when deciding custody, access, parenting, or anything else related to children […]

Prenuptial and Cohabitation Agreements

By on May 23, 2014 | Marriage, Uncategorized

Watch for my new article on Prenuptial and Cohabitation Agreements.  It will be in the Resource section of my webpage, as well as the current article for the next little while. Let me know if I can help you with your prenuptial or cohabitation agreement, Warren

Registering your separation agreement with CRA

By on April 4, 2014 | Divorce, Uncategorized

One of the main issues addressed by a separation agreement is spousal support.  If your separation agreement has spousal support payments being made, then you should consider registering the document with Canada Revenue Agency. The reason for this is due to the tax treatment of spousal support payments.  The payor of spousal support can claim […]



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