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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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The Potential Consequences of Being the Lesser Involved Parent

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

The majority of parents love their children, a fact the law does not dispute. However, due to a variety of factors such as a time-consuming career, distance, or a lack of cooperation from the other parent, individuals who are not in a relationship with the other parent sometimes end up playing a lesser role… Read More »

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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 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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Ensuring Child Custody Exchanges are Safe

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

The exchange of child custody can be a stressful situation for all involved. It goes without saying that your children should be the focus of the exchange and not anything to do with your relationship or divorce. That’s why a family law court will always put the interest of the child first when making… Read More »

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