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How Texting Can Affect Your Child Custody Case

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

It may have been a while since you heard of someone having a house phone installed, but Canadians are in fact talking just as much as we ever have. We are just doing it differently as cell phone usage becomes more widespread. Statistics suggest that Canadians send and receive an average of 200 billion… Read More »

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When Will My Child Support Payments End?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

As much as you may love your children and want to help them with every step in life, it is natural to wonder as a parent when your child support payments will actually end. Some parents may even believe that as soon as their children reach adulthood, these payments will automatically stop. However, child… Read More »

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Does the Tort of Conspiracy Have a Place in Family Law?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Tort law is a body of law which allows a person to obtain compensation when someone else’s wrongful behavior has caused injury or harm. This broad term encompasses a wide range of situations, some of which can appear intertwined in family law cases. However, torts raise a different set of considerations in the context… Read More »

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Can Courts Reverse a Custody Agreement?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Breaking up with a partner is never easy but it is especially complicated when there are children involved because the separation comes with the extra step of needing to determine custody. Reaching common ground regarding shared children can be complicated but once a child custody agreement is in place, that agreement is legally binding… Read More »

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The Dos and Don’ts of Coparenting During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic appearing in Ontario, we have all been struggling to adjust to this new state of the world in a variety of ways. In particular, the circumstances surrounding many custody disputes have changed drastically in the past few months. According to the Department of Justice, roughly 5… Read More »

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Changes to travel restrictions for immediate family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

From: Canada Border Services Agency News release   June 8, 2020 Ottawa, Ontario,  Canada Border Services Agency The Government of Canada remains committed to protecting the health and safety of Canadians and reducing the spread of COVID-19 in Canada.  The Government recognizes however that the temporary border measures put in place to fight the spread of… Read More »

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Should I Temporarily Alter My Visitation Agreement in the COVID-19 World?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Many aspects of all of our lives have rapidly shifted during the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic. And while we have all faced challenges without access to many of the services and places we are used to and are staying home more than ever before, divorced or separated parents who coparent have the extra task… Read More »

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How is COVID-19 affecting our Canadian Border?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Most people are asking whether they can cross in to our friendly Canadian border, eh! On March 21, 2020, our Prime Minister announced travel restrictions that limit travel to Canada in order to manage the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  Based on these restrictions, the people that are permitted to enter Canada are… Read More »

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Family Law Disputes in the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

With almost a million people infected around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it many public health risks that we are all struggling to adjust to while keeping ourselves and those we love as safe as possible during this unpredictable time. Undoubtedly, this pandemic has impacted those who have children in an… Read More »

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What Happens When One Spouse Secretly Divorces the Other and Marries Someone Else?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

While many people have all joked about trading an old spouse for a new one, in reality, most people undertake the proper legal steps in the form of legal separation and if necessary, divorce, when a desire to sever a relationship with a spouse arises. In addition, statistics indicate that many people who have… Read More »

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