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What Is Bird Nesting, and Can It Work for Your Family?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

The most selfish people only think about how divorce and co-parenting will affect them.  They think about how much they will miss their children during their ex’s parenting time, and they worry that their ex will undermine their parenting style.  If you have enough emotional intelligence, though, you will also think about how co-parenting… Read More »

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How to Avoid Letting Your Co-Parent Get Under Your Skin

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Some couples divorce after years of a high-conflict relationship.  Ever since their oldest child was born, they could not stand to keep it to themselves when the other spouse didn’t dress the baby warmly enough for the weather or waited too long before taking a trash bag full of stinky diapers to the trash… Read More »

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Being KIND Is the Key to Successful Co-Parenting, Even When Your Ex Is Acting Like a Jerk

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Dealing with difficult people is part of being an adult.  Little children get visibly upset whenever their favorite swing on the playground isn’t available, or whenever someone won’t share with them, but growing up means figuring out which of life’s inconveniences are worth fighting about.  Likewise, having a successful marriage means knowing when to… Read More »

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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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Overview of the Child’s Best Interests in Ontario Family Law

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

If you are a parent involved in a divorce, separation, or other legal matter impacting your child, you may already be familiar with the best interests of the child standard. The concept comes from the Canada Divorce Act as opposed to Ontario or provincial laws, and it is applied whenever a court decides child… Read More »

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Options For Custody And Visitation In Ontario Divorce

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Parents consider the needs of children as a top priority when going through divorce in Canada, and the key issues you will need to address are child custody, visitation, and support. The terminology has undergone an update in recent years with amendment of Ontario’s Children’s Law Reform Act, which replaces custody with decision making… Read More »

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Mistakes People Make When Creating An Ontario Parenting Agreement

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Parents have legal rights and responsibilities with respect to minor children despite the breakdown of the marriage, so child custody and visitation will come up in Ontario divorce proceedings. Fortunately, you will not necessarily be subjected to rigid, unworkable legal standards when addressing these important issues. The Canada Divorce Act encourages parents to create… Read More »

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Types Of Child Custody In Ontario

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Regardless of whether parents are involved in an intact relationship, they still have rights and responsibilities with respect to minor children. Visitation, parenting time, and support are certainly important, but child custody is the threshold consideration. The concept refers to how parents make decisions regarding how to raise the child, so it is not… Read More »

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Co-Parenting Tips For Peel Region Schools’ Summer Break

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

The end of the school year will soon arrive, which means kids across Canada will be rejoicing in their freedoms, enjoying favorite activities, and savoring the warmer weather of summer. For Peel Region Schools, the last day of the school year is June 30, 2022. All parents will face challenges as they adjust schedules… Read More »

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3 Facts About Child Custody In Mississauga Divorce Cases

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

While parties to an Ontario divorce will typically wrap up the details of property division and alimony in their final decree, the rights and obligations of parents extend into the future depending on their child’s age. According to the Government of Canada Department of Justice, almost 40 percent of Canadian couples share a child… Read More »

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