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Things to Know if You Are Considering Retirement and Have a Spousal Support Obligation

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Unfortunately, every marriage doesn’t last forever. The good news for anyone paying a spousal support obligation is that this financial obligation also may not necessarily be paid for forever. The reality is that life is ever-changing and as time continues, a payor’s income can change significantly. One life event that typically means a significant… Read More »

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The Basics of Common-law Sponsorship in Canada

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

The immigration process is a major concern for many people who currently reside in Canada and this is especially true for those who have fallen in love with someone who happens to not be a Canadian resident. Many Canadians have a spouse or common-law partner who is living somewhere else on the globe. Others… Read More »

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Canada’s Caregiver Programs Explained

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Canada’s caregiver programs offer an immigration pathway for foreign nationals who are interested in coming to live and work as caregivers in Canada. Under these programs, Canadian families are able to look abroad in order to find a caregiver to take care of their loved ones. This much you may already know. But on… Read More »

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Handling Holiday Vacations When You Are Splitting Custody During COVID-19

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Now that we are in the midst of the holiday season, many Canadians have started thinking about having a gathering with a conservative amount of family and friends. For some people, the holidays are a good time to extend a short visit into a vacation. For most people this year, vacations are going to… Read More »

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What Happens if You and Your Ex Disagree About COVID-19 Vaccines for the Kids?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Every parent would likely agree after the last few months that the COVID-19 pandemic can be stressful for children just like it is for many adults. And if you are sharing children with a former spouse after a separation or divorce, the last thing you want to do is add to the stressful feelings… Read More »

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What Happens if You Overstay Your Visa in Canada?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Residents of other countries who have been lawfully admitted to Canada can find themselves overstaying their visa for many reasons. In some cases, finding love unexpectedly while abroad can be a determining factor in a choice not to leave on time. In other circumstances, unforeseen events like the COVID-19 pandemic manifest in travel restrictions… Read More »

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The COVID-19 Crisis and Domestic Violence

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

COVID-19 has brought a plethora of horrors to our worlds on a daily basis, but some Canadians have been suffering in ways others don’t have to think about. In addition to a world where masks are a regular sight and social distancing has become a part of normal life, domestic violence is swiftly becoming… Read More »

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The Impact of COVID-19 on the Canadian Immigration Process

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

The unanticipated coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and the subsequent pandemic has had a major impact on the world in many unexpected ways, and that includes on the Canadian immigration process. In the best of circumstances, obtaining residency in Canada can be a complex and time-consuming process. During these unprecedented times, additional challenges have been created… Read More »

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5 Rules for Introducing a New Partner to Your Kids After Divorce

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

During the midst of your separation and divorce, it may feel like you’ll never want to date again. After all, divorce, no matter how common among millions of Canadians, is painful, emotionally draining and can be financially draining too. And when you went through this process with children, your focus was understandably on their… Read More »

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Deciding Where to Live During and After a Divorce

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Divorce may seem like an unreal possibility while picking out wedding colors and deciding on a venue to get married in. But unfortunately, marriage for close to 40 percent of Canadian couples – almost half – that walk down the aisle eventually ends in a divorce. Despite the fact that more than 70,000 couples… Read More »

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