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 »
Why should you know about “smart” technology in your home? Read about how perpetrators of domestic violence are using smart technology to harass their victims, and learn what you can do about it.
If you are one of the many people who got engaged over the holidays, a new year brings with it new beginnings – but are you prepared for the financial responsibility to your partner? Family Law lawyer Marta Siemiarczuk explains some of the things you should think about when preparing a marriage contract.
When it comes to child support and spousal support after separation, determining each spouse’s income for support purposes is the first step. Although this may sound straightforward at first (I mean, we all file our annual taxes, right?), it can involve quite a detailed examination of each spouse’s sources of income. In a nutshell, “income… Read more »
If you have received an inheritance from a loved one, chances are it was intended for you personally, and not your spouse. However, if you are not careful with what you do with the inheritance you could be required to share it with your spouse if you separate or divorce. Receiving an inheritance while married… Read more »
In late 2017, the US Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. While some aspects of the bill, such as the reduction in corporate income tax, received wide-spread press coverage, other aspects did not, such as the change to how spousal support (called alimony in the US) is taxed, and how this impacts the… Read more »
Not necessarily. Child support is based on a child’s level of dependency, not just their age. In many cases, a child’s entitlement to support will extend for several years after they reach the age of majority. Who is a “child” for child support purposes? Two pieces of legislation govern child support in Ontario: the Family… Read more »
I’m 18 and my dad never paid child support. I was wondering if I can sue him for the money? The payment of child support is one of the most common areas of contention arising from the breakdown of a marriage or familial unit. In Ontario, child support is governed by a combination of the… Read more »
Read as Family Lawyer Ira Marcovitch breaks down the question of pension entitlement in a common-law relationship: I was in a common-law relationship for 13 years. We have 2 children together. He is taking out his $100,000 union pension and returning back to Ireland for good. Am I entitled to half of his pension? Entitlement… Read more »