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Can I Appeal a Spousal Support Order in Ontario?
Calculation of Support Payments, Family Law
By Peter Hearty / October 1, 2020

Can I Appeal a Spousal Support Order in Ontario?

A spousal support order can be very costly. It is very difficult to overturn on appeal, so you need to...

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Child Support Payments and Undue Hardship in Ontario
Calculation of Support Payments, Family Law
By Peter Hearty / September 30, 2020

Child Support Payments and Undue Hardship in Ontario

Child support payments may cause undue hardship. There is a high burden to prove that child support payments ought to...

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RRSP Withdrawals Income for Child Support Purposes?
Calculation of Support Payments, Family Law
By Peter Hearty / September 29, 2020

RRSP Withdrawals Income for Child Support Purposes?

Federal child support guidelines provide a simple method in calculating child support. Determining income can be difficult. RRSP withdrawals are...

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Calculation of Child Support When a Parent is Underemployed
Calculation of Support Payments, Family Law
By Peter Hearty / September 28, 2020

Calculation of Child Support When a Parent is Underemployed

When a parent is deliberately underemployed, Ontario courts will impute an income which will be the amount that child support...

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Veterans Affairs Disability Pension Considered Income for Support Purposes?
Calculation of Support Payments, Family Law
By Peter Hearty / September 27, 2020

Veterans Affairs Disability Pension Considered Income for Support Purposes?

Veterans Affairs disability pensions can be a significant source of monthly income. Whether or not this amount needs to be...

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Can I Sell the Matrimonial Home During a Divorce in Ontario?
Divorce Property, Family Law
By Peter Hearty / September 26, 2020

Can I Sell the Matrimonial Home During a Divorce in Ontario?

One of the most often asked questions is what happens to the matrimonial home when a couple divorces. More succinctly:...

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Changing Primary Residence of Children Before School
Custody and Access, Family Law
By Peter Hearty / August 24, 2020

Changing Primary Residence of Children Before School

Changing the primary residence of the children is a difficult decision, especially immediately before school starts. If you believe the...

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Separated Parents Disagree – Back to School or Online School
Custody and Access, Family Law
By Peter Hearty / August 16, 2020

Separated Parents Disagree – Back to School or Online School

Recently, the Ontario government released information on the plans to return children to school. This has caused conflict between some...

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How to Get Overnight Access With Your Children
Custody and Access, Family Law
By Peter Hearty / August 9, 2020

How to Get Overnight Access With Your Children

When one parent leaves the matrimonial home, a common concern is how to exercise overnight access with the children. When...

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5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Seeking Sole Custody of Your Child
Custody and Access, Family Law
By Peter Hearty / August 3, 2020

5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Seeking Sole Custody of Your Child

Seeking sole custody of your child can be contentious when the other parent doesn't agree. Here are 5 pitfalls to...

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