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Important Provisions In An Ontario Cohabitation Contract

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

The reasons Canadians decide to live together in a romantic relationship without getting married vary widely. However, many do not realize how federal and provincial family laws affect their rights. While cohabitating and unmarried, you essentially have the relationship of housemates. Once you have lived together for three years, you attain the status of… Read More »

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Mediation In Family Law Cases NOT Involving Divorce

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

You might be familiar with divorce mediation or possibly even participated in the process when dissolving your marriage, but you may not realize that mediation is available in many other family law matters. The Mediation Fact Sheet published by the Government of Canada includes some information about the proceedings, in which a trained mediator… Read More »

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What Assets Are Exempt From Family Property Division Laws In Ontario?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

There are numerous issues to consider and legal aspects that apply to an Ontario divorce case, but one of the most fundamental questions is how to distribute property between the parties. Under Canada’s Constitution, individual provinces have the authority to enact laws on division and equalization of marital property; Ontario’s version is contained in… Read More »

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How An Ontario Family Lawyer Can Help With Restraining Orders

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

A physical attack or assault is always a crime in Canada, punishable by harsh prison sentences, fines, and other consequences. However, there are situations where the potential for serious criminal penalties will not discourage a person from continuing to engage in violent acts against someone with whom they have a relationship. In such a… Read More »

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What Does An Ontario Family Lawyer Do?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

The concept of family covers your most personal, intimate relationships, so you would probably not be surprised to learn that Canadian family law is extremely broad and detailed. According to the Canadian Encyclopedia, family law covers relationships between spouses, so marriage and divorce are key topics; it also applies to parental rights and responsibilities… Read More »

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Co-Parenting Effectively During The Holidays

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

The holiday season has arrived and recent research indicates that Canadians are planning to make up for lost time this year when it comes to spending the season with loved ones. Results of that poll suggest that over a third of us are reportedly planning to celebrate with more friends and family than we… Read More »

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Tips For Unifying The Kids As A New Stepparent

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

An unfortunate reality of every co-parenting situation is that there will be some aspects of each person’s parenting style that the other parent simply does not agree with. While there are also circumstances involving domestic violence, neglect and/or abuse that require the assistance of the proper authorities, many times one parent simply does not… 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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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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