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What Are A Father’s Right For Child Custody in Ontario

What Are A Father’s Right For Child Custody in Ontario?  There are no specific rights for fathers in Ontario because any decisions by court are in the best interest of the children. The Ontario Family Law system doesn’t inherently favor mothers over fathers when it comes to child custody or decision-making responsibility and access decisions. …

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How To Manage Pension and Retirement Fund Splitting During Your Divorce?

Getting divorced later in life can throw a wrench into your retirement planning. Whether it’s a pension, CPP, RRSP, or another retirement plan, these assets are subject to division under the same legal principles that apply to other types of property in a divorce. Despite these hurdles, you can still live a comfortable retired life …

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What Should Older Adults Know Before Getting Divorced?

As you contemplate getting divorced later in life, the transition looks a lot different. You will have to make wills and estate plans for shared assets, retirement funds, pensions, and any liabilities. Also ensure a fair distribution of assets, so you and your spouse can live the remaining years comfortably. At Sterling Law in Brampton …

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Do Step-Parents Have A Child Support Obligation In Ontario?

Did you know that your partner’s child is considered yours even if you haven’t legally adopted them or married your partner? This rule by Ontario law states that step parents can’t terminate their relationship with step-kids, especially if the kids are left without support and in a complete state of uncertainty.   So to answer your …

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What Can You Do If Your Spouse Won’t Sign Separation Agreement?

Your spouse refusing to sign a separation agreement is one of the most challenging crossroads in life. It’s a situation that brings with it a mix of frustration, confusion, and a quest for resolution. You’re not alone in this. Unfortunately, many people face this hurdle, searching for a way to move forward when the path …

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How To Divorce A Narcissistic Spouse?

Narcissists often thrive on control, manipulation, and winning at any cost, which can make your divorce process more stressful. They may use tactics such as gaslighting, financial withholding, and using children as pawns to prolong and complicate the process. Though finding the right approach sounds tricky, a lot can be achieved with strength and dignity.  …

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Why You Should Get A Postnuptial Agreement Before Separation?

Often overlooked and forgotten, postnuptial agreement is starting to become an important legal document for married couples considering divorce. As the name suggests, it is a document that you sign after the wedding and outlines how your assets, debt, and responsibilities will be divided if you choose to separate. If you have a prenup, then …

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