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What Are The First Steps To Take When Your Spouse Asks For A Divorce?

Hearing the words, “I want a divorce,” from your spouse can be one of the most unsettling experiences in life. Shock, disbelief, and a flood of emotions may overwhelm you. It doesn’t mean that the divorce will happen. Sometimes, your partner might not be sure about their decision, so reconciliation is possible. However, you must …

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How Long Does A Divorce Take In Ontario If One Party Doesn’t Agree?

If you’re considering a divorce, you must know that it is a complex and emotionally taxing process, especially when one party doesn’t agree. In Ontario, the timeline for such divorces varies based on the level of cooperation between the parties, the complexity of the issues, and the court’s schedule.  If both parties are cooperative, divorce …

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How To Apply For Grandparents’ Rights In Ontario?

In Ontario, grandparents don’t have special rights but they can seek access rights to maintain a relationship with their grandchildren. Access rights can include regular visits, phone calls, or even virtual communication. The court will decide on the basis of the existing relationship between the grandparents and the child, the child’s preferences (if they are …

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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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