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Why You Need Legal Help With a Prenuptial Agreement

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Over the last few decades, prenuptial agreements (also called “prenups”) have grown in popularity as more and more people realize they aren’t just for wealthy couples. While everyone hopes to live happily ever after when planning a walk down the aisle, divorce is a reality these days. About five million Canadians have separated from… Read More »

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Can I Travel Internationally With My Children?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Planning a vacation outside of the province is an exciting prospect that the whole family looks forward to. However, the planning process can become much more complicated after a separation or divorce when one parent may want to take a trip with the children where the other parent or guardian is not present. Being… Read More »

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Understanding Parallel Custody

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Do you find the different types of custody to be confusing? You have likely heard of terms like “sole custody” and “joint custody” and there is a good chance that you have some idea of what they mean. However, the term “parallel custody” is probably less clear, especially because it sounds a lot like… Read More »

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The Pros and Cons of Common Law Relationships

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

These days many Canadians are choosing to move away from the concept of marriage for many reasons all their own. Cohabitation is very popular these days and for good reason. Some couples believe that living together before getting married is a good way for them to get to know each other, learn each other’s… Read More »

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Factors Contributing to When Joint Custody Will Be Ordered in Canada

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Splitting from a partner you have been seriously involved with is never an easy task. However, according to Statistics Canada, it is a common one. In 2017 alone, six percent of the approximately twenty million Canadians between the ages of 25 and 64 were reportedly separated or divorced. Regardless of how common this scenario… Read More »

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The Importance of Being Credible in a Divorce

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

No one enters a marriage thinking it will end. However, life happens and unfortunately, that means that a significant number of marriages end in divorce. In 2017, six percent of the twenty million Canadians between the ages of 25 and 64 were currently separated or divorced according to Statistics Canada. Interestingly, being separated or… Read More »

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Understanding Restraining Orders

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Whether it occurs at the beginning of a relationship or after the relationship has begun to deteriorate, a negative shift in the behavior of a spouse is almost always unexpected and it is often difficult to understand where to turn. Fortunately, part of the reason why family courts exist is to empower compromised victims… Read More »

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Does Child Support Only Apply to Children? Retroactive Child Support in Ontario

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Most of us can agree that child support can provide an irreplaceable source of income to help financially support a child as he or she grows up and it is typically not a surprise when a court requires the noncustodial parent of an underage child to pay. However, the question of whether child support… Read More »

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Understanding Annulments in Ontario

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

The realization that a marriage is over is never an easy concept for anyone to accept. Regardless of how miserable both spouses may be at the tail end of a marriage, almost no one enters a marriage with the idea that it will ever end and the realization that a permanent separation is imminent… Read More »

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Understanding Canada’s Family Class Sponsorship

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Sometimes Canadian citizens and Canadian permanent residents have to leave behind loved ones in order to move here, but these separations are never intended to be permanent. Fortunately, they don’t have to be because of Canada’s laws concerning family class sponsorship. Family class sponsorship is one of the most important ways for people to… Read More »

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