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Parental Alienation Cases: Strategies and Interventions by Family Law Lawyers

By Peter Hearty

Parental alienation is a serious issue that can have damaging effects on parent-child relationships during and after divorce or separation. Family law litigation often plays a crucial role in addressing parental alienation cases, where family lawyers work diligently to protect the child’s best interests while ensuring both parents’ rights are upheld. In this blog post,…

Crafting Effective Co-Parenting Arrangements with the Help of Family Law Lawyers

Parenting Plans and Schedules: Crafting Effective Co-Parenting Arrangements with the Help of Family Law Lawyers

By Peter Hearty

Divorce or separation can be a challenging and emotional time, especially when there are children involved. Crafting a comprehensive and well-thought-out parenting plan and schedule is crucial to ensure the well-being and stability of the children while co-parenting. In this blog post, we will explore the importance of effective co-parenting arrangements, how family law lawyers…

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Can I force the sale of the matrimonial home in Ontario?

By Peter Hearty

A common issue that arises in many separations in Ontario is whether you can force the sale of the matrimonial home. Last week, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice issued a decision that addressed this issue. Can I buy out the other spouse’s share in the matrimonial home in Ontario Prior to looking at whether…

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Financial Disclosure In Family Law In Ontario: When is it Enough?

By Peter Hearty

The law is very clear that financial disclosure is an integral part of the family law process in Ontario. The reason for this is very simple, there is no way to know if a resolution is fair if you don’t even know what must be divided. In a recent decision in the Ontario Superior Court…

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Can Veterans Affairs Disability Pension Payments be Excluded from Child Support Calculations?

By Peter Hearty

A common issue that often arises in family law proceedings in Ontario is whether Veterans Affairs disability pension payments are considered income for child support and spousal support purposes. Previously, I wrote about this issue and found that over the past fifteen years, there has been a shift and for the most part, these disability…

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The Role of an Employment Lawyer: When and Why to Seek Legal Counsel

By Peter Hearty

Employment laws can be complex, and navigating them can be challenging without the assistance of an experienced professional. That’s where an employment lawyer comes in.  An employment lawyer specializes in providing legal advice and representation to employees and employers regarding workplace matters.  Whether you’re facing an issue at work or seeking guidance on employment contracts,…

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How Hearty Law Helps Navigate Custody Matters With Divorce and Children

By Peter Hearty

Divorce can be an incredibly challenging and emotionally charged process, particularly when children are involved. The impact of separation and divorce on children’s lives cannot be understated, and it is crucial to have an experienced family lawyer by your side to navigate the complexities of custody matters.  Hearty Law understands the unique legal and emotional…

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The Emotional Toll of Family Law Litigation: Strategies for Coping

By Peter Hearty

Family law litigation can be an incredibly challenging experience that takes a significant emotional toll on those involved. The legal process can be overwhelming and stressful, leaving individuals feeling anxious, frustrated, and exhausted.  However, it’s essential to remember that there are strategies for coping with the emotional toll of family law litigation. This blog post…

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Family Law Assistance in Ottawa: How Hearty Law Can Help You Navigate Your Legal Journey

By Peter Hearty

Family law matters can be complex and emotionally challenging. Whether you’re going through a divorce, dealing with child custody issues, or facing other family-related legal situations, having the right legal support can make all the difference. If you are an Ottawa resident needing family law assistance, Hearty Law is here to help. Why Family Law…

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Alimony and Spousal Support: Ottawa’s Guidelines and Legal Considerations

By Peter Hearty

When a marriage or common-law relationship ends, one of the significant financial aspects to consider is alimony or spousal support. In Ottawa, specific guidelines and legal considerations are in place to determine the amount and duration of alimony payments, ensuring fair and equitable outcomes for both parties. Understanding Alimony and Spousal Support Alimony, also known…