Author Archives: Jay Butchko
Remarriage And The Implications For Child Support In Ontario
Regardless of whether parents are unmarried, divorced, or separated, both have a legal obligation to provide child support for minor children. The obligation is set by the family court after parents have reached an agreement or a judge decides child custody and parenting time. The point of child support is that all children should… Read More »
How Are Business Interests Divided In Ontario Divorce?
Two people can accumulate significant real estate and personal property prior to getting married and during their marriage, so Canadian divorce laws include provisions on how to divide things up. Under the Ontario property division law, all real estate and personal property must be equally divided between spouses when the marriage is dissolved. Plus,… Read More »
Overview Of Common Law Spousal Support In Ontario
The concept of common law marriages involves two people in a romantic relationship who are unmarried, but they reside together as spouses for a length of time. Therefore, knowing how strict Canadian family laws can be, you probably think that spousal support is out of the question when common law spouses separate. However, this… Read More »
CUSMA Eligibility For Business People Immigrating To Canada
If you are seeking to enter Canada for work purposes, there are multiple options that you may be eligible to pursue. Because it covers the largest free trade region in the world, the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) is the basis for many individuals immigrating for work. There are special immigration rules that apply to… Read More »
4 Things To Do Before Filing For Divorce In Ontario
When your marriage has broken down and reconciliation is not possible, you might already be considering divorce as a way to bring a legal end to the relationship. To do so, you will need to file appropriate paperwork to initiate the proceedings and meet numerous legal criteria. It is a mistake to jump into… Read More »
Options For Custody And Visitation In Ontario Divorce
Parents consider the needs of children as a top priority when going through divorce in Canada, and the key issues you will need to address are child custody, visitation, and support. The terminology has undergone an update in recent years with amendment of Ontario’s Children’s Law Reform Act, which replaces custody with decision making… Read More »
Do I Have To Go To Court To Modify Child Support In Ontario?
Depending on their children’s ages when the court’s order is entered, some parents could be paying child support for up to two decades as their kids grow up and reach adulthood. As you might expect, a lot can change over this period. For this reason, the Ontario Child Support Guidelines allow for variation of… Read More »
Constructive Trusts Protect Assets In Common Law Marriage
Whether couples choose to get married through traditional, official channels or not, they will accumulate assets during the course of their relationship. They may acquire the home they share, other real estate, personal property, household goods, and much more. If the relationship breaks down, however, the distinction between married spouses and cohabiting partners becomes… Read More »
How Do I Get A US Green Card Through Employment?
Applying for and obtaining a Green Card enables you to live and work permanently in the US, and it is a path to American citizenship for those who qualify. However, there are different requirements for a Permanent Resident Card under rules established by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The steps will vary… Read More »
Mistakes People Make When Creating An Ontario Parenting Agreement
Parents have legal rights and responsibilities with respect to minor children despite the breakdown of the marriage, so child custody and visitation will come up in Ontario divorce proceedings. Fortunately, you will not necessarily be subjected to rigid, unworkable legal standards when addressing these important issues. The Canada Divorce Act encourages parents to create… Read More »