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 »
Canadian statistics have shown that more and more young adults (eighteen years and older) are still living at home, and therefore still relying on their parents for financial aid. At the same time, parents are living longer and may rely on their children for support as they lose independence and capacity. So what are the… Read more »
What happens if your former spouse misrepresented income when previously determining child support obligations? How many years back can you claim retroactive child support or a variation in support? Read as family lawyer Ira Marcovitch explains: In Ontario, child support is governed by a combination of the Divorce Act, the Family Law Act, and the… Read more »
Nelligan O’Brien Payne gratefully acknowledges the contribution of Alaina Woolfrey, Student-at-Law in writing this blog post. In July 2018, the Superior Court of Justice released its decision in S.H. v. D.H., wherein it was held that the wife of a separated couple should be permitted access to the last remaining embryo owned by the couple,… Read more »
Read as Associate lawyer Ira Marcovitch answers the following question of student loan repayment after divorce: Before my husband and I married, I had been attending university. I convocated in May 2003 and my OSAP loans of $30,000 had to start being paid off in November 2003. We married in August 2003.My husband inherited money… Read more »
Spouses are ‘separated’ when one person in the relationship has withdrawn from the relationship without any reasonable prospect of reconciliation or resumption of cohabitation. This means that you can be married and separated at the same time. In fact, in almost all cases, you have to have been separated from your spouse for at least one year before you can divorce. A divorce legally ends the marriage and allows former spouses to remarry.
One in five Canadians will experience a mental health problem or illness in any given year. Roughly eight percent of adults will have major depression at some point in their lives, and anxiety disorders affect around five percent of the household population.
Parents and children have certain responsibilities to each other under Ontario family law. What are they?
Who can apply for access to a child? Read about what the courts will consider when a person who is not a parent applies for custody or access.
I own a house with my spouse: what happens if we separate? Read about what you should know about jointly held real property, and how it is treated under the law in Ontario.