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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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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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