If you pay child support, or are the recipient of child support, you likely know that things like sporting equipment and some school fees are considered as special or extraordinary expenses. These are commonly referred to as section 7 expenses in accordance with the Ontario Child Support Guidelines, and are generally shared in proportion to each party’s income. If parents cannot agree on what these expenses are or how to share them, a court will inevitably decide for them.
Recently, there have been some thought provoking parenting cases in the news. In some cases, it is obvious that children are in need of protection, but in other cases, you have to wonder whether the court is interjecting prematurely. Child protection workers and judges are faced with making these unenviable choices on a regular basis.
A brief overview of the top four myths of family law created by TV shows that we’ve observed in our practice including cheating, filing for separation, alimony, spousal support, evading service.
Law cat has been burning the candle at both ends working on his latest motion.
Couples may spend thousands of dollars on a wedding dress, but hesitate to spend the same amount of money on a cohabitation agreement or marriage contract, which could last throughout the relationship and has real and meaningful value.
It may not be easy to answer the question because the definition of mother under Canadian legislation has not kept pace with the scientific possibilities that now exist.There are a multitude of arrangements that can be made through surrogacy agreements, donor agreements, or other parenting agreements or declarations to address this issue. Will the validity of these agreements be supported by our courts?
After years of exhausting study, Alice’s tabby, Law Cat, was recently called to the Bar.
Erin Lepine and Marta Siemiarczuk are Called to the Nunavut Bar.
The Family Law Group celebrated Nelligan O’Brien Payne’s 50th Anniversary Student Party Grease Lightning Style!