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Published on: 17 Dec 2014 By

Dividend Income: Should It Be Grossed Up When Calculating Child Support?

Siskinds Partner Marie Tukara recently argued a motion on how dividend income should be included when calculating income for child support purposes. In this article she outlines the decision and looks at other recent cases on this matter. In Rawluk-Harness v Harness, 2014 ONSC 2531, which I …

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Published on: 2 Jun 2014 By ,

Matrimonial Home: Should I stay or should I go?

Clients who are going through a separation often ask me whether it is OK to move out of the matrimonial home before all the issues arising out of their separation have been resolved. Sometimes tensions are high and the client believes some physical distance is required in order to keep the p…

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Published on: 27 Jan 2014 By

Common Law Rights Are Not The Same As Rights Of Married Spouses

There are many misunderstandings about who is a “common law spouse” in Ontario, and what exactly this means. Many people believe that if they are in a common law relationship they have all the same rights that a married spouse has, when in reality they do not. The purpose of this article is …

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Published on: 29 Aug 2012 By

Is There Such A Thing As A Legal Separation?

Often I hear the term bandied about by people who are separated that they need to get a “legal separation”. This term is a misnomer. In our statutes which govern separation and divorce there is no such term. A couple is separated when at least of one of them have expressed their intention to…

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Published on: 23 Aug 2012 By

The Wedding Is Off! Now Who Gets To Keep The Ring?

Nadine Russell discusses the precedent and possibilities of the unfortunate circumstance of an ended engagement and what happens to the ring.Once upon a time, a man knelt down on one knee, presented a shiny diamond ring to his girlfriend and uttered the famous words “Will you marry me?”  Wit…

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