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Common-Law Marriage: Part II – The Hidden Hazards of Property Division

July 16, 2020 By Margaret Waddington As discussed in Part I of this article, common-law couples to do not have all the same rights and obligations as legally married couples, and this difference is never larger then when dealing with the division of property upon separation. Many common-law spouses believe that they will split all […]

Common-Law Marriage: Part I – It’s the same as being legally married, right?

July 16, 2020 By Margaret Waddington These days more and more couples are deciding against getting married for the seemingly simpler option of common-law marriage. Although “common-law” has several legal definitions, in the family law context it means that you have lived together for at least 3 years or for 1 year, if you have […]

What is a Voice of the Child Report?

July 16, 2020 By Kimberly Costa Voice of the Child Report (a “Report”), also known as Focused Children’s Lawyer Reports (those prepared through the Office of the Children’s Lawyer), is a relatively new development in family law matters in Canada. There is now a greater recognition of the importance of the voices of children and […]