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How An Ontario Family Lawyer Can Help With Restraining Orders

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

A physical attack or assault is always a crime in Canada, punishable by harsh prison sentences, fines, and other consequences. However, there are situations where the potential for serious criminal penalties will not discourage a person from continuing to engage in violent acts against someone with whom they have a relationship. In such a… Read More »

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How Does Debt Work In An Ontario Divorce Case?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

If you are contemplating divorce or involved in a pending case, you probably already know that one of the key issues in the proceedings is how to divide property. The Ontario Family Law Act requires equalization of net family property, which generally aims to ensure both parties walk away from the marriage on a… Read More »

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Do I Need To Go To Court To Get Spousal Support In Ontario?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

It may not be the answer you expect or want to hear, but maybe you will need to go to court to obtain spousal support in a divorce case. There is nothing automatic or guaranteed in this area, contrary to popular myths about the wife always receiving support or a party getting support after… Read More »

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4 Facts You Did NOT Know About Common Law Separation In Ontario

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

There can be no doubt that the notion of the traditional family has evolved over the last few decades, but you might find it interesting to review some statistics on the prevalence of common law relationships. According to the Institute of Marriage and Family in Canada, the number of couples cohabitating rose more than… Read More »

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3 Facts About Child Custody In Mississauga Divorce Cases

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

While parties to an Ontario divorce will typically wrap up the details of property division and alimony in their final decree, the rights and obligations of parents extend into the future depending on their child’s age. According to the Government of Canada Department of Justice, almost 40 percent of Canadian couples share a child… Read More »

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What Does An Ontario Family Lawyer Do?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

The concept of family covers your most personal, intimate relationships, so you would probably not be surprised to learn that Canadian family law is extremely broad and detailed. According to the Canadian Encyclopedia, family law covers relationships between spouses, so marriage and divorce are key topics; it also applies to parental rights and responsibilities… Read More »

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Steps To Modifying Child Support In Ontario

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Both parents will always have a legal duty to provide support for children, regardless of whether they remain in an intact relationship. The guiding principle behind the Canada Divorce Act is that a child should continue to receive the financial benefits bestowed by both parents as if the marriage was not ended. Most parents… Read More »

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5 Property Division Laws That Impact Ontario Divorce

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

While some couples may need to deal with spousal support and issues related to minor children in Ontario divorce, all parties must address property division when ending their marriage. Unfortunately, this topic can be among the mostly hotly contested issues in a divorce case, particularly for high net worth and long-term marriages. Emotion can… Read More »

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Tips On Preparing Children For The Ontario Divorce Process

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Divorce is not just the end of a marriage. For parents with children, the process impacts the entire family. From the time period before filing to the proceedings in court to entry of the final decree, kids face lifestyle disruptions that can have long-term implications. Research indicates that teens and adolescents often experience depression,… Read More »

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Spousal Support In Ontario: Answers To Common Questions

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

When the marital relationship has broken down to the point that spouses are ending it, there is a good chance that some disputes will carry over to the financial aspects of Ontario divorce. This is certainly true of spousal support, also known as alimony or spousal maintenance. The Divorce Act allows the court to… Read More »

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