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Collaborative Divorce in Ottawa A Guide to Family Law Solutions without Court Battles

Collaborative Divorce in Ottawa: A Guide to Family Law Solutions without Court Battles

By Peter Hearty

Divorce doesn’t invariably have to unfold in a courtroom filled with acrimony and contention. In Ottawa, a revolutionary approach to resolving marital disputes is gaining traction among those seeking a more dignified ante to the conclusion of their marriage. This method, known as collaborative divorce, emphasizes amicability and mutual respect, steering clear of the traditional…

Navigating Divorce in Ottawa How Family Law Attorneys Can Simplify the Process

Navigating Divorce in Ottawa: How Family Law Attorneys Can Simplify the Process

By Peter Hearty

Divorce signifies a profound transition period, marking the end of a chapter and the beginning of another in one’s narrative. This period, however, is often riddled with emotional upheaval, legal complexity, and significant life changes, especially in a city like Ottawa, where family dynamics play a crucial role in society. The process of legally dissolving…

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Balancing Act: How Family Law Litigation Can Impact Family Law Disputes

By Peter Hearty

Family dynamics are intricate and deeply personal. When disputes arise, they not only challenge these relationships but also introduce significant emotional and practical turmoil into the lives of all involved. Within this sensitive realm, the guidance of a seasoned family law firm like Hearty Law becomes invaluable. Located in Ottawa, Hearty Law has established itself…

Navigating Divorce with Hearty Law

Navigating Divorce with Hearty Law: A Guide to Finding Your Advocate and Partner in Personalized Legal Representation

By Peter Hearty

Introduction Embarking on the journey of divorce is a challenging path that demands not just legal expertise but a deep understanding of your personal story. As you navigate through this critical phase of your life, the selection of a divorce lawyer becomes a cornerstone decision. Hearty Law, renowned for its dedicated approach to divorce and…

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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,…