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Canada’s Divorce Act amendments, Part 2: Mobility in Custody & Access cases

Written by Kady McCourt, Family Lawyer One of the most challenging family law issues that arises is when one parent wishes to relocate to a new jurisdiction with a child.  Oftentimes, a relocation will impact the quality time available for the child to spend with the parent who remains in the home jurisdiction.  Further, a …

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What Happens to the Matrimonial Home or Family Residence on Separation?

Quite often when couples separate, the most significant asset owned by the parties is the matrimonial home.  In most cases, title to the matrimonial home is held jointly between the parties. It is not uncommon for parties to disagree about which party should have the right to “buy-out” the other’s interest in the property.  In …

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Section 7 Expenses, Part 1: Are parents obligated to contribute towards a child’s post-secondary expenses?

Whether married or common law, when a child goes off to post-secondary education, non-separated parents have the freedom to determine how they will contribute towards their child’s education expenses. However, many parents don’t realize that the ability to choose if, and how much you will contribute to a child’s education expenses is lost following a …

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