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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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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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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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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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Deciding on a Holiday Visitation Schedule After a Separation or Divorce

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Holidays should be one of the most enjoyable times for all members of a family. However, this time of year can also be a source of great conflict, tension, and stress when dealing with new parenting arrangements after a separation or divorce. And while this can make you feel more alone than ever, according… Read More »

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Understanding the Legality of a Child’s Last Name

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Life changes in significant ways after a separation from a former partner and this is heightened when the two of you share a child. One of the biggest challenges going forward is often agreeing upon the specifics of child custody and how he or she should be raised. And while it may not be… Read More »

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Reunification Therapy and the Court

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

While a separation or divorce would not affect other relationships in an ideal world, the reality is that the relationship between a parent and his or her children may become strained after separation from a former partner. And while tension can develop from extended time apart or a shortage of the time actually spent… Read More »

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Can I Travel Internationally With My Children?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Planning a vacation outside of the province is an exciting prospect that the whole family looks forward to. However, the planning process can become much more complicated after a separation or divorce when one parent may want to take a trip with the children where the other parent or guardian is not present. Being… Read More »

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Understanding Parallel Custody

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Do you find the different types of custody to be confusing? You have likely heard of terms like “sole custody” and “joint custody” and there is a good chance that you have some idea of what they mean. However, the term “parallel custody” is probably less clear, especially because it sounds a lot like… Read More »

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