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When Should I See a Divorce Lawyer?

By on April 14, 2018 | Divorce

When should you consult a divorce lawyer?  It should be the first thing you do if you are separating from your spouse. The biggest mistake I see people make is to delay or avoid seeing a divorce lawyer.  Usually it is a fear of cost, and sometimes it is a belief that lawyers will make…   Continue Reading »

Dividing the Season Tickets

By on October 2, 2017 | Divorce

When it comes to dividing family property, everything acquired during a marriage is subject to division.  This includes vehicles, pension plans, furniture … and hockey tickets. Season tickets for a professional hockey team, or any sport team, are sharable property.  If one person wants to keep the tickets and the other does not, then often…   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 »

Do’s and Don’ts for Social Media during Separation

By on May 31, 2017 | Divorce

This is not meant as a substitution for legal advice on this issue.  However, certain trends have emerged on usage of social media during separation, which if avoided can make your separation simpler and less acrimonious. Consider the following: 1.  Social media content is considered documents and ‘evidence’.  If relevant to the legal issues before […]

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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