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The Recent Case Addressing Whether Spousal Support Can Be Awarded Without the History of a Relationship

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

These days, just under one-fifth of Canadian children live in single-parent households, and eighty percent of them with a single mother. Many of these children are the offspring of situations in which their parents were once married or cohabitating partners. However, in a day and age where there are entire phone apps and websites… Read More »

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The Issue of Vaccination in Family Law Disputes

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Regardless of your personal stance on whether to vaccinate children, we can likely all agree that this issue has become a hot topic in developed nations around the world in recent years. There is a growing movement of people who believe that vaccinations cause developmental issues such as autism in young children, and that… Read More »

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Can a Former Cohabitating Partner Be Sued For Ending the Relationship?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Cohabitating may seem like a good alternative to marriage in some relationships, and it in some cases, it may be. If this is something you’re thinking about with a partner, it is imperative that you consider the scenario of the relationship ending before combining assets. Unfortunately, data published by the Institution of Marriage and… Read More »

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Why You Need Legal Help With a Prenuptial Agreement

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Over the last few decades, prenuptial agreements (also called “prenups”) have grown in popularity as more and more people realize they aren’t just for wealthy couples. While everyone hopes to live happily ever after when planning a walk down the aisle, divorce is a reality these days. About five million Canadians have separated from… Read More »

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The Pros and Cons of Common Law Relationships

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

These days many Canadians are choosing to move away from the concept of marriage for many reasons all their own. Cohabitation is very popular these days and for good reason. Some couples believe that living together before getting married is a good way for them to get to know each other, learn each other’s… Read More »

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Factors Contributing to When Joint Custody Will Be Ordered in Canada

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Splitting from a partner you have been seriously involved with is never an easy task. However, according to Statistics Canada, it is a common one. In 2017 alone, six percent of the approximately twenty million Canadians between the ages of 25 and 64 were reportedly separated or divorced. Regardless of how common this scenario… Read More »

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Understanding Restraining Orders

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Whether it occurs at the beginning of a relationship or after the relationship has begun to deteriorate, a negative shift in the behavior of a spouse is almost always unexpected and it is often difficult to understand where to turn. Fortunately, part of the reason why family courts exist is to empower compromised victims… Read More »

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The Recent Case Addressing the Special Child Custody Challenges Faced by Divorcing Same-Sex Couples When International Borders Are Involved

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

We all know that the “traditional” family unit has evolved over time. One of the biggest evolutions has been the legal recognition of same-sex unions in the form of the legalization of same-sex marriage. In 2005 the Civil Marriages Act was passed by parliament and expanded the definition of “spouse” to gender-neutral terminology in… Read More »

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What You Should Understand About Purchasing a Home as a Cohabiting Couple

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

If you and your spouse have decided you want to purchase a house together, the last thing that either of you will probably want to bring up is how the house would be handled should either of you decide that you no longer want to cohabitate. As an unmarried couple, you may even think… Read More »

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Understanding the Impact of Emails and Social Media in a Family Law Matter

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Social media and the internet play a significant role in the lives of most people these days. According to the Pew Research Center, 65 percent of Canadian adults use social media sites and the internet. And the overwhelming majority of Canadians are at least using the internet. In fact, only nine percent of Canadians… Read More »

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