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What You Should Understand About Your Parental Rights and Responsibilities in Ontario

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Whether planned or unplanned, many people who find out that they are having a child take steps to establish parentage and care for him or her. However, a recent case spotlighted the fact that not every Canadian feels the same way about unplanned children. What Unusual Case Made an Ontario Appellate Court Consider Whether… Read More »

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The Recent Case Addressing Your Ability to Reduce Your Spousal Support Obligation Later On

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

If you have been the primary financial source in your marriage and you are facing a tough divorce, it may be tempting to sign an agreement without considering how it might be disproportionately unfavorable to you. You may want to be finished with your spouse and this might seem like the simplest way to… Read More »

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Understanding the Impact of Emails and Social Media in a Family Law Matter

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Social media and the internet play a significant role in the lives of most people these days. According to the Pew Research Center, 65 percent of Canadian adults use social media sites and the internet. And the overwhelming majority of Canadians are at least using the internet. In fact, only nine percent of Canadians… Read More »

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Spousal Snooping: Is it Okay to Spy?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

The impending realization that you will be separating from a partner in the near future can inflict many feelings, including sadness, anger, and even a morbid curiosity. While there is likely a large part of you that would prefer to remain in denial, this curiosity can lead you to embark on a quest for… Read More »

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Deciding How to Approach Your Future Spouse With a Prenuptial Agreement

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Getting engaged is an exciting time in your life. Afterwards, your life becomes a whirlwind of cake tastings, venue tours, and figuring out who you want to share your special day with. However, there is another important aspect of preparing for your marriage. This entails figuring out how to approach the topic of a… Read More »

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Obtaining a K1 Visa to Join An American Fiancé

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Falling in love evokes many emotions. This is especially true when you have fallen in love from a distance with a person who lives in the country that borders our own to the South. Once you and the American you love realized that you want to spend the rest of your lives together, you… Read More »

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So You Are Separating or Divorcing. What About Your Beloved Pet?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

The end of a cohabiting relationship is always challenging. By its nature, it means that the people going through it will have to figure out how to divide their bank accounts, debt, homes, furniture, and the many other things they acquired concurrently, including any children they share. But many Canadians will also have to… Read More »

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Preparing For Divorce When You Have a Child With a Special Needs Condition

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Anyone who has children most likely understands that an impending divorce will have a substantial effect on the smallest members of the family. However, parents of children who have special needs face can feel like they face even greater challenges when divorcing. Though it may seem that you are alone in your situation, according… Read More »

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The Rights of Unmarried Fathers

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

In the last few decades, the picture of what a couple looks like has become much more diverse. It is now common to see couples that are different races, that have a wide age gap between them, and that are the same sex. In line with this trend, the marital status of couples that… Read More »

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Holiday Co-Parenting After Divorce

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

The holidays are one of the most exciting times of year for many people, and especially for children. Time seems to slow down as focus centers on making plans with family and friends and enjoying traditions that have been celebrated year after year. However, a divorce can change many aspects of holiday celebrations. If… Read More »

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