Divorce

Voluntary retirement: Is it grounds for termination of support?

The short answer to the title question of this blog, as with most legal issues, is “it depends”.  This question was most recently considered by the Court of Appeal in their decision in Savage v. Savage, released December 13, 2019.  In the Savage case, the trial judge found that the spousal support payor’s retirement from …

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Amendments to Canada’s Divorce Act: changes affecting custody orders

Canada implemented the Divorce Act in 1985.  The Act defines how various legal matters are dealt with upon the breakdown of a relationship between married spouses.  In addition to addressing the dissolution of a marriage, the Divorce Act deals with several corollary issues, including decisions around children and parenting. The existing legislation has recently been …

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