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Different Types of Co-Parenting in Ontario

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Ontario law holds that all children have the right to a safe and stable home life.  Except in extraordinary circumstances, the courts consider that it is in the children’s best interest to have a close relationship with both of their legal parents, as well as with extended family members.  If you are divorced from… Read More »

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Inadmissibility Is Not Always a Deal Breaker in Your Immigration Case

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

“Inadmissible” is not a word you want to hear in the context of your immigration case.  If you are outside the United States and applying for a visa, it means that USCIS has a legally valid reason to reject your application.  If you are already in the United States, then being inadmissible amounts to… Read More »

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Do Canadian Provinces Have Their Own Divorce Laws?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Canada’s provincial system may seem similar to the United States geographically, but it is markedly different from a legislative point of view. Divorce in Canada is determined by a mixture of federal and provincial laws that can be confusing to many spouses. When approaching divorce in Canada, it’s important to understand which specific federal… Read More »

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When Does Spousal Support End in Ontario?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Whether you’re paying or receiving alimony in Ontario, you might be wondering when it will end. Those paying spousal support may be eagerly counting down the days till they can stop sending their exes money, while receiving spouses may be concerned about the financial impact of losing this support. The end date of spousal… Read More »

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Is It Easier to Emigrate to the United States from Canada?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Emigrating to the United States is a top goal for many people around the globe, and Canada has emerged as a popular entry point for these individuals. Is there any benefit to emigrating to the United States from Canada rather than from your home nation? What happens if you move to Canada first before… Read More »

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How Addictions Affect Divorce in Ontario

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

According to the Ontario Human Rights Commission, almost 5% of the province’s population struggles with some kind of addiction-related mental health issue. This is higher than the national average of about 4%.  Addictions often appear during marriage, and in some cases they cause marriages to end. How might an addiction affect your divorce in… Read More »

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Domestic Violence Allegations and Ontario Divorce

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

There are many complications that can arise in an Ontario divorce, but one that has significant consequences for your case is allegations of family violence. The definition of family violence under the Canada Divorce Act includes acts ranging from physical attacks to sexual abuse to threats of harm to the victim, other individuals, and… Read More »

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Why You Need an Ontario Family Lawyer for Marriage Contracts

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Marriage contracts get a bad name for being among the most non-romantic topics to address before getting married, but the poor reputation is not entirely deserved. The Ontario Family Law Act allows people who intend to marry to enter into an agreement in which they lay out their respective rights and duties upon separation… Read More »

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4 Facts About the Matrimonial Home in Ontario Divorce

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

In a Canadian divorce case, the home that spouses share is not just an asset you used as shelter. It was your refuge, the place where you made lifelong memories and possibly raised children. Your home is probably also among the most valuable you own. For these and other reasons, the Ontario Family Law… Read More »

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How to Enforce Spousal Support in Ontario

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Spousal support can be one of the most contentious issues in a Canadian divorce, so you feel that you are on good legal footing when the court enters its order. After all, under the Ontario Family Law Act, an order for alimony is binding and enforceable. You expect that your ex will comply with… Read More »

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