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Overview Of Collaborative Law In Ontario Divorce Cases

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

The perception of divorce in Canada is that the proceedings are adversarial in nature and involve numerous trips to court as the parties address key issues with ending their marriage. While there are certainly some cases that follow this scenario, the Ontario Family Law Act envisions other strategies for working out divorce disputes. The… Read More »

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Ontario Divorce Terminology For Non-Lawyers

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

If you are considering ending your marriage and just started to do some research on Canada divorce, you have probably discovered that there are two sets of laws. The Canada Divorce Act is the federal statute that covers most aspects of divorce, but there are also laws in each province that touch on divorce-related… Read More »

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How Does Debt Work In An Ontario Divorce Case?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

If you are contemplating divorce or involved in a pending case, you probably already know that one of the key issues in the proceedings is how to divide property. The Ontario Family Law Act requires equalization of net family property, which generally aims to ensure both parties walk away from the marriage on a… Read More »

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4 Facts You Did NOT Know About Common Law Separation In Ontario

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

There can be no doubt that the notion of the traditional family has evolved over the last few decades, but you might find it interesting to review some statistics on the prevalence of common law relationships. According to the Institute of Marriage and Family in Canada, the number of couples cohabitating rose more than… Read More »

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Tips On Preparing Children For The Ontario Divorce Process

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Divorce is not just the end of a marriage. For parents with children, the process impacts the entire family. From the time period before filing to the proceedings in court to entry of the final decree, kids face lifestyle disruptions that can have long-term implications. Research indicates that teens and adolescents often experience depression,… Read More »

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Why Would Someone Pursue An Annulment?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

There are multiple ways to potentially end a marriage and one of the least well understood is the annulment. An annulment is a procedure that legally severs a marriage by determining that it never existed. In other words, an annulment is a declaration that your marriage was not valid from the start. But why… Read More »

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Getting Through Valentine’s Day After Divorce

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. This holiday has the reputation of being the most romantic day of the year but this simply isn’t the case for everyone. While statistics indicate that over sixteen million Canadians are currently living with someone else as a couple in private households, they also reflect that over… Read More »

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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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