With all of the self-help online nowadays, many people believe that they can obtain their own divorce without issue. There are a number of fill-in-the-blank forms online, but every situation is different and most require further reflection. Continue reading “Why should you seek the assistance of a lawyer with respect to your desk divorce rather than complete the documents on your own?”
Most parents are aware of their, or their former spouse’s legal obligation to pay child support after separation, but not all parents are aware of how child support is calculated by the Courts. While the Federal Child Support Guidelines and provincial tables can be easily found online, a proper calculation of child support involves many considerations, which is often not as black and white as it appears. Continue reading “Why should you obtain legal advice with respect to the calculation of child support?”
There are many different options available to people to negotiate their issues upon separation. One of these options is to participate in mediation. Mediation involves negotiating a resolution with the assistance of a neutral third party who may or may not be a lawyer. While this process can certainly assist many people in resolving their issues, it often results in agreements that are not properly finalized or binding. Continue reading “Why should you seek legal counsel in addition to or in place of mediation?”
A Cohabitation Agreement is recommended for anyone considering moving in with his/her partner. It can protect one’s current and future property, as well as set or waive one’s rights to support.
The law is changing such that common law parties now require protection just as married partners do. In fact, it is often more complicated and expensive to divide property following common law separation than divorce. Continue reading “Why you should sign a Cohabitation Agreement before moving in with your partner?”