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Types Of Child Custody In Ontario

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Regardless of whether parents are involved in an intact relationship, they still have rights and responsibilities with respect to minor children. Visitation, parenting time, and support are certainly important, but child custody is the threshold consideration. The concept refers to how parents make decisions regarding how to raise the child, so it is not… Read More »

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Overview Of Collaborative Law In Ontario Divorce Cases

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

The perception of divorce in Canada is that the proceedings are adversarial in nature and involve numerous trips to court as the parties address key issues with ending their marriage. While there are certainly some cases that follow this scenario, the Ontario Family Law Act envisions other strategies for working out divorce disputes. The… Read More »

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Answers To FAQs About The Rule Of 65 And Ontario Spousal Support Laws

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

There is no guarantee of spousal support in an Ontario divorce case, which is perhaps why it is one of the most hotly disputed topics that arises during the proceedings. The concept of alimony is based upon balancing the financial disparities between the parties, so that one is not disadvantaged after the case concludes…. Read More »

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4 Things To Know About L Visas Under US Immigration Laws

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

One of the most common reasons a Canadian citizen goes to the US for any length of time is for employment, which is why the US Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) has established a classification for temporary, nonimmigrant workers. There are two categories in this group for intracompany transfers by a US employer from… Read More »

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Mediation In Family Law Cases NOT Involving Divorce

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

You might be familiar with divorce mediation or possibly even participated in the process when dissolving your marriage, but you may not realize that mediation is available in many other family law matters. The Mediation Fact Sheet published by the Government of Canada includes some information about the proceedings, in which a trained mediator… Read More »

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What Assets Are Exempt From Family Property Division Laws In Ontario?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

There are numerous issues to consider and legal aspects that apply to an Ontario divorce case, but one of the most fundamental questions is how to distribute property between the parties. Under Canada’s Constitution, individual provinces have the authority to enact laws on division and equalization of marital property; Ontario’s version is contained in… Read More »

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Co-Parenting Tips For Peel Region Schools’ Summer Break

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

The end of the school year will soon arrive, which means kids across Canada will be rejoicing in their freedoms, enjoying favorite activities, and savoring the warmer weather of summer. For Peel Region Schools, the last day of the school year is June 30, 2022. All parents will face challenges as they adjust schedules… Read More »

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Moving From The US To Canada? 3 Options For Express Entry

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Canada is one of the most popular destinations for individuals across the globe who are seeking to immigrate for family, work, and education reasons. On average, Canada welcomes almost 280,000 immigrants every year, and more than 10,000 of them are heading north from the US. Many Americans have a general knowledge about immigration laws… Read More »

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Can I Quit My Job To Avoid Paying Child Support In Canada?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Children have a right to support and the financial contributions of both parents’ incomes after divorce or separation, and parents have an obligation to maintain employment that enables them to provide these benefits. The Canada Federal Child Support Guidelines are used in Ontario family law matters to determine a fair amount, calculating it based… Read More »

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Ontario Divorce Terminology For Non-Lawyers

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

If you are considering ending your marriage and just started to do some research on Canada divorce, you have probably discovered that there are two sets of laws. The Canada Divorce Act is the federal statute that covers most aspects of divorce, but there are also laws in each province that touch on divorce-related… Read More »

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