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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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Helping Your Kids Cope With COVID Fatigue When Their Co-Parent Doesn’t Believe COVID Is Real

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

More than a year into the pandemic, COVID-19 has become a source of daily conversation. It continues to be a factor in our choices of everything from where we go to who we interact with. During a time when interactions continue to be limited, anyone who splits time with their kids with a co-parent… Read More »

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Potential Implications Of Falsifying Documents In A Custody Case

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Divorce is often filled with a lot of emotion and can be difficult to get through. Any difficulty is almost always heightened any time that the divorce in question also happens to involve a contested custody dispute. After all, Canadian law already requires a disclosure of financial assets in the context of a separation… Read More »

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Did You Know Your Rift With Your Ex’s New Partner Could be Considered Parental Alienation?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

It is always hard when anyone you were married to or seriously involved with starts dating again. This can become even more true when the two of you happen to share children – especially if you were still married to or involved with your ex when you found out about his or her new… Read More »

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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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