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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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How is Spousal Support Determined?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Spousal support is one of the most important aspects of a divorce. It is a type of payment that is made by the higher income  spouse to the lower income spouse to assist them  to become self-sufficient.   Spousal support may be paid after the separation and in the case of married spouses after divorce. … Read More »

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How is Debt Handled in a Divorce?

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Debt is a problem that millions of people deal with each year throughout the world. Credit cards make it too easy for people to spend money that they don’t yet have, which is one of the most common ways people build up debt. Another common way debt accrues is from major purchases people cannot… 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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Warning Signs That Divorce Could be on the Horizon

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Did you know that there are signs you can be on the lookout for regarding divorce? It’s not hard to notice that your marriage isn’t as strong as it once was. Whether you come to the realization on your own or your spouse starts hinting at divorce, you need to be on the lookout… Read More »

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