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False Allegations of Domestic Violence Impacts Custody
Custody and Access, Family Law
By Peter Hearty / July 22, 2020

False Allegations of Domestic Violence Impacts Custody

False allegations of domestic violence typically result from an emotional response to a volatile situation. False allegations are harmful and...

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Both Parents Need to be Reasonable on Claim of Alienation
Custody and Access, Family Law
By Peter Hearty / July 15, 2020

Both Parents Need to be Reasonable on Claim of Alienation

Going to Court on an urgent basis to seek access, when the other parent is offering access is a recipe...

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Sole Custody vs Joint Custody for Quarreling Parents
Custody and Access, Family Law
By Peter Hearty / July 13, 2020

Sole Custody vs Joint Custody for Quarreling Parents

Quarreling parents can't make joint decisions. In this blog post I review a recent Ottawa court decision where the Judge...

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Ex-spouse Makes False Allegation of Abuse
Custody and Access, Family Law
By Peter Hearty / July 7, 2020

Ex-spouse Makes False Allegation of Abuse

What do you do when your ex-spouse makes false allegations of abuse. This can happen in high-conflict divorces. This is...

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My Ex-Spouse is Wrongfully Preventing Access to My Child
Custody and Access, Family Law
By Peter Hearty / July 6, 2020

My Ex-Spouse is Wrongfully Preventing Access to My Child

When one parent wrongfully prevents the other parent from exercising access with the child, it is concerning. The only solution...

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Grandparents Have Rights to Visit Grandchildren in Ontario?
Custody and Access, Family Law
By Peter Hearty / July 3, 2020

Grandparents Have Rights to Visit Grandchildren in Ontario?

Do Grandparents have a right to visit their grandchildren in Ottawa and surrounding area? Family conflict often arises where grandparents...

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Finding the Right Divorce Lawyer for you in Ottawa
Divorce Lawyer
By Peter Hearty / June 28, 2020

Finding the Right Divorce Lawyer for you in Ottawa

If you are asking who is the best divorce lawyer in Ottawa, you are asking the wrong question. You need...

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Common Law Spouse in Ontario? You Need a Will
Wills and Estates
By Peter Hearty / June 26, 2020

Common Law Spouse in Ontario? You Need a Will

When a common-law partner dies without a will in Ontario, the surviving spouse has no automatic entitlement to a share...

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Making a Will: Testamentary Freedom
Wills and Estates
By Peter Hearty / June 23, 2020

Making a Will: Testamentary Freedom

An adult child being left out of a will can often be difficult to accept. Ontario Courts have determined that...

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Why update your will as an Estate Planning Strategy?
Wills and Estates
By Peter Hearty / June 13, 2020

Why update your will as an Estate Planning Strategy?

Spending a few hundred dollars in legal fees to update her will would have saved this family over $100,000 in...

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