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Tips For Unifying The Kids As A New Stepparent

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

An unfortunate reality of every co-parenting situation is that there will be some aspects of each person’s parenting style that the other parent simply does not agree with. While there are also circumstances involving domestic violence, neglect and/or abuse that require the assistance of the proper authorities, many times one parent simply does not… Read More »

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Three Ways Using Technology Can Help Your Co-Parenting Situation

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Co-parenting might not always be easy, but it is usually the best solution for children who are growing up with parents who live in different homes. As of 2016, almost 20 percent of Canadian children were growing up in a household with one primary parent. Even if your child doesn’t live with you most… Read More »

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IS IT A GOOD TIME TO INVEST IN SETTING UP A NEW BUSINESS OR PURCHASING AN EXISTING BUSINESS IN THE UNITED STATES IN THIS UNPRECEDENTED TIME?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Did you know that Canadian citizens can apply for an E-2, treaty investor visa at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto and if approved, you can get a visa up to 5 years! The E-2 Investor Visa allows an individual to enter and work inside of the United States based on a substantial investment they will be… Read More »

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Why Canada Needs Immigrants To Work In IT

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

With all the evolution that technology has undergone over the years, it may be unsurprising that information technology (IT) professionals are increasingly valued in today’s world. One of the many effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is that businesses now need employees with IT skills more than ever as digital platforms are becoming more and… Read More »

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Is Recording My Ex Helpful To My Child Custody Case?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Do you remember those days when recorded video and audio was so grainy that it was hard to even make out what was what? Technology has come a long way over the years and these days, it has advanced so much that it has become common to pull out your phone and start recording… Read More »

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The Impact Of The Pandemic Immigration Backlog

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

One of the lingering consequences of the extended government shutdowns since early last year is that Canada is facing a staggering immigration backlog. As of July of this year, the backlog of permanent residence applications, for example, had increased by an astounding 70 percent since February of 2020. As the country continues to reopen,… Read More »

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Back-To-School Co-Parenting Tips For Divorced Or Separated Parents In 2021

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

This time of year is always an eventful season for the millions of children who are currently enrolled in public school programs here in Canada and this has never been more true than in 2021. Ontario’s government recently announced that students will be able to return to the classroom full time this September under… Read More »

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Why Would Someone Pursue An Annulment?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

There are multiple ways to potentially end a marriage and one of the least well understood is the annulment. An annulment is a procedure that legally severs a marriage by determining that it never existed. In other words, an annulment is a declaration that your marriage was not valid from the start. But why… Read More »

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Winning Sole Custody Of Your Child

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Reaching the decision to end a relationship is never an easy task, especially when kids in common are a part of your family picture. Children are understandably the biggest concern for most people during a separation or divorce. Sometimes former spouses are able to objectively and amicably agree to a post-separation parenting arrangement plan… Read More »

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The Problem With Unilateral Decisions When You Are Parenting Jointly

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

It is always ideal for parents to be able to cooperate and make joint decisions about significant aspects of the upbringing of their children together even if they no longer happen to be. When sharing a child as a married couple or as a pair in a relationship, parents are generally free to make… Read More »

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