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A Recent Example of How Courts May View the Impact of One Spouse’s Business Being Affected by COVID-19 in the Context of a Divorce

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Almost a full year into the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have experienced its economic effects even if fortunate enough to have avoided contracting the virus up until this point. A report published by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business a few months ago grimly asserted that approximately one in seven Canadian small businesses… Read More »

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Getting Through Valentine’s Day After Divorce

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. This holiday has the reputation of being the most romantic day of the year but this simply isn’t the case for everyone. While statistics indicate that over sixteen million Canadians are currently living with someone else as a couple in private households, they also reflect that over… Read More »

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Understanding Canada’s Express Entry System

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

The prospect of beginning a new life in a new country can be daunting, especially if you want to immigrate to Canada but have heard horror stories about navigating through an immigration process that seems to drag on for forever. While becoming a Canadian citizen may seem like an unattainable dream, workers who can… Read More »

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Legal Help for Co-Parents with Different Religions

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Some couples put a shared religion at the center of their family relationships. However, the face of the world is changing and that includes in regard to religion. For example, Pew Research Center data indicates that while more than half of Canadians identify as Christian, this number is on the decline. In addition, almost… Read More »

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Things to Know if You Are Considering Retirement and Have a Spousal Support Obligation

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Unfortunately, every marriage doesn’t last forever. The good news for anyone paying a spousal support obligation is that this financial obligation also may not necessarily be paid for forever. The reality is that life is ever-changing and as time continues, a payor’s income can change significantly. One life event that typically means a significant… Read More »

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The Basics of Common-law Sponsorship in Canada

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

The immigration process is a major concern for many people who currently reside in Canada and this is especially true for those who have fallen in love with someone who happens to not be a Canadian resident. Many Canadians have a spouse or common-law partner who is living somewhere else on the globe. Others… Read More »

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Canada’s Caregiver Programs Explained

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Canada’s caregiver programs offer an immigration pathway for foreign nationals who are interested in coming to live and work as caregivers in Canada. Under these programs, Canadian families are able to look abroad in order to find a caregiver to take care of their loved ones. This much you may already know. But on… Read More »

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Handling Holiday Vacations When You Are Splitting Custody During COVID-19

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Now that we are in the midst of the holiday season, many Canadians have started thinking about having a gathering with a conservative amount of family and friends. For some people, the holidays are a good time to extend a short visit into a vacation. For most people this year, vacations are going to… Read More »

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What Happens if You and Your Ex Disagree About COVID-19 Vaccines for the Kids?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Every parent would likely agree after the last few months that the COVID-19 pandemic can be stressful for children just like it is for many adults. And if you are sharing children with a former spouse after a separation or divorce, the last thing you want to do is add to the stressful feelings… Read More »

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What Happens if You Overstay Your Visa in Canada?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Residents of other countries who have been lawfully admitted to Canada can find themselves overstaying their visa for many reasons. In some cases, finding love unexpectedly while abroad can be a determining factor in a choice not to leave on time. In other circumstances, unforeseen events like the COVID-19 pandemic manifest in travel restrictions… Read More »

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