In August, Nelligan Law and the City of Ottawa are celebrating Capital Pride. 2SLGBTQ+ rights have come a long way in Canada. Our Family Law group has created a timeline that revisits key legal decisions and events that have contributed towards progression 2SLGBTQ + rights in our country. While progress has been made, it is… Read more »
After separating, married spouses have the right to apply for an equalization of their respective net family properties under the Ontario Family Law Act. A married spouse also has this right when the other spouse dies. On death, the surviving married spouse may elect to equalize family property instead of receiving any bequests left to… Read more »
The pandemic has changed all aspects of our lives. Many families are reporting significant increases in stress due to social isolation, confinement, financial trouble and lack of familiar resources. For many, any weaknesses in spousal relationships have been tested to the limits resulting in an increase in those considering separation and divorce. Just as COVID-19… Read more »
Are you getting married or living common-law? Maybe you’re on the other side of the relationship spectrum, and getting separated or divorced? If either you or your partner owns a business or part of one, there are some legal issues that you should know about.
As a parent, you might be wondering: “Can I stop following our access arrangement and keep the kids at my house due to COVID-19?” What does social distancing look like when parents are separated? When we are constantly being told not to leave our homes and to limit non-essential travel, is it appropriate for one… Read more »
Please note the court system’s response to COVID-19 is continuing to evolve. The information in this blog post is current as of April 14, 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many parts of our society to be put “on hold” indefinitely. Our court system is no exception; like other institutions, its operations have been dramatically… Read more »
Many parents are wondering how COVID-19 will affect co-parenting, access, and child support. Marta Siemiarczuk recently discussed these issues with Sam Laprande on 1310 News. Listen to the interview here:
Are my legal fees eligible for a tax deduction? In our latest Family Law blog post, Jenna Preston looks at the tax options for support recipients and for support payors.
On June 9, 2019, the federal government tabled regulations pursuant to the Assisted Human Reproduction Act detailing what will be considered an appropriate reimbursement to donors of reproductive material and to individuals acting as surrogates. Nelligan Law gratefully acknowledges the contribution of Kris Ade, Student-at-law, in writing this blog post. The regulations, which will come… Read more »