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A Recent Example of How Courts May View the Impact of One Spouse’s Business Being Affected by COVID-19 in the Context of a Divorce

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Almost a full year into the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have experienced its economic effects even if fortunate enough to have avoided contracting the virus up until this point. A report published by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business a few months ago grimly asserted that approximately one in seven Canadian small businesses… Read More »

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Legal Help for Co-Parents with Different Religions

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Some couples put a shared religion at the center of their family relationships. However, the face of the world is changing and that includes in regard to religion. For example, Pew Research Center data indicates that while more than half of Canadians identify as Christian, this number is on the decline. In addition, almost… Read More »

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Things to Know if You Are Considering Retirement and Have a Spousal Support Obligation

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Unfortunately, every marriage doesn’t last forever. The good news for anyone paying a spousal support obligation is that this financial obligation also may not necessarily be paid for forever. The reality is that life is ever-changing and as time continues, a payor’s income can change significantly. One life event that typically means a significant… Read More »

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What Happens if You and Your Ex Disagree About COVID-19 Vaccines for the Kids?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Every parent would likely agree after the last few months that the COVID-19 pandemic can be stressful for children just like it is for many adults. And if you are sharing children with a former spouse after a separation or divorce, the last thing you want to do is add to the stressful feelings… Read More »

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The COVID-19 Crisis and Domestic Violence

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

COVID-19 has brought a plethora of horrors to our worlds on a daily basis, but some Canadians have been suffering in ways others don’t have to think about. In addition to a world where masks are a regular sight and social distancing has become a part of normal life, domestic violence is swiftly becoming… Read More »

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5 Rules for Introducing a New Partner to Your Kids After Divorce

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

During the midst of your separation and divorce, it may feel like you’ll never want to date again. After all, divorce, no matter how common among millions of Canadians, is painful, emotionally draining and can be financially draining too. And when you went through this process with children, your focus was understandably on their… Read More »

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Deciding Where to Live During and After a Divorce

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Divorce may seem like an unreal possibility while picking out wedding colors and deciding on a venue to get married in. But unfortunately, marriage for close to 40 percent of Canadian couples – almost half – that walk down the aisle eventually ends in a divorce. Despite the fact that more than 70,000 couples… Read More »

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Does the Tort of Conspiracy Have a Place in Family Law?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Tort law is a body of law which allows a person to obtain compensation when someone else’s wrongful behavior has caused injury or harm. This broad term encompasses a wide range of situations, some of which can appear intertwined in family law cases. However, torts raise a different set of considerations in the context… Read More »

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Can Courts Reverse a Custody Agreement?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Breaking up with a partner is never easy but it is especially complicated when there are children involved because the separation comes with the extra step of needing to determine custody. Reaching common ground regarding shared children can be complicated but once a child custody agreement is in place, that agreement is legally binding… Read More »

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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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