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What Happens When One Spouse Secretly Divorces the Other and Marries Someone Else?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

While many people have all joked about trading an old spouse for a new one, in reality, most people undertake the proper legal steps in the form of legal separation and if necessary, divorce, when a desire to sever a relationship with a spouse arises. In addition, statistics indicate that many people who have… Read More »

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What You Should Understand About the Marital Home When You’re Getting Divorced

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

If you are in the process of preparing for a divorce, one of the biggest decisions you are facing right now is what to do with the marital home. Contemplating the fate of the marital home, which is the place where you and your spouse ordinarily reside at the time of you cease to… Read More »

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Can an Ex-Spouse Pursue Spousal Support and “Damages” Under the Civil Process Instead of Under Family Law?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

In Conroy v. Vassel, the court contemplated a defendant’s motion to strike the plaintiff’s civil claim as an abuse of process or alternatively, because there was no basis for a cause of action against her. The plaintiff (husband) in that case was a self-represented party who had both a law degree and a degree… Read More »

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The Recent Case Addressing Whether a Foreign Divorce Should Be Recognized in Canada

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

These days, many people choose to relocate from one country to another for a variety of reasons. Along with moving clothing and household items and finding new schools for the children, couples also have to adjust their relationship to being in a different location. However, in some cases, a relocation also involves the ending… Read More »

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The Importance of Being Credible in a Divorce

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

No one enters a marriage thinking it will end. However, life happens and unfortunately, that means that a significant number of marriages end in divorce. In 2017, six percent of the twenty million Canadians between the ages of 25 and 64 were currently separated or divorced according to Statistics Canada. Interestingly, being separated or… Read More »

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Understanding Annulments in Ontario

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

The realization that a marriage is over is never an easy concept for anyone to accept. Regardless of how miserable both spouses may be at the tail end of a marriage, almost no one enters a marriage with the idea that it will ever end and the realization that a permanent separation is imminent… Read More »

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Spousal Snooping: Is it Okay to Spy?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

The impending realization that you will be separating from a partner in the near future can inflict many feelings, including sadness, anger, and even a morbid curiosity. While there is likely a large part of you that would prefer to remain in denial, this curiosity can lead you to embark on a quest for… Read More »

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So You Are Separating or Divorcing. What About Your Beloved Pet?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

The end of a cohabiting relationship is always challenging. By its nature, it means that the people going through it will have to figure out how to divide their bank accounts, debt, homes, furniture, and the many other things they acquired concurrently, including any children they share. But many Canadians will also have to… Read More »

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Preparing For Divorce When You Have a Child With a Special Needs Condition

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Anyone who has children most likely understands that an impending divorce will have a substantial effect on the smallest members of the family. However, parents of children who have special needs face can feel like they face even greater challenges when divorcing. Though it may seem that you are alone in your situation, according… Read More »

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How to Talk to Your Children About Divorce

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Divorce is a difficult enough subject to talk about with your spouse. It becomes even more difficult when there are children in the relationship. You likely aren’t sure how your children will respond to the news that you are getting divorced and this can cause a lot of stress and worry, making the situation… Read More »

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