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Spousal support

What is Spousal Support & How Long Does It Last?

Spousal support is a payment from one spouse to the other when the parties separate. You may be entitled to it if you and your spouse are separating or getting legally divorced. It is a particularly fluid and technical area of family law. It can be payable by either spouse in a legal marriage or…
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Annulment and Divorce

The Difference Between Annulment and Divorce

The Difference Between Annulment and Divorce. When a Marriage Dissolves, Does it Really Matter How? It is a difficult topic at any time of the year, but perhaps never more so than during the holiday season. If you have been thinking about the dissolution of your marriage and have some questions about the process, that…
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The Importance of Having a Will 

The Importance of Having a Will 

The Importance of Having a Will  Perhaps you are thinking, “what is the big deal”?  Perhaps you believe, “I am still young; I will not need a Will for many years,” or “I am in good health; why would I need a Will?” Many people also believe that they may not have possessions worth passing…
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What Happens When You NEED A Lawyer But Can’t AFFORD One?

What Happens When You NEED A Lawyer But Can’t AFFORD One?

What Happens When You NEED A Lawyer But Can’t AFFORD One? It might not be like on TV, but in Canada, here’s what you can expect. It might be fair to say that many of us do not plan to have a “brush with the law.” As a result, likely have not set aside a…
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Marriage Contract

Why a Marriage Contract is important in 2022

Marriage brings with it thoughts of love, fidelity, and a plan to share a lifetime of special moments and memories with your significant other. However, what happens if love fails? There are any number of reasons to consider having a marriage contract, and we plan to discuss them here. Certainly, the potential demise of a…
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Power of Attorney

Power of Attorney: What is it and Why should you have one?

What is a Power of Attorney and Why should you have one?  Don’t wait until an emergency has happened to find out why a Power of Attorney is so important. At times, we have all been guilty of thinking “that would never happen to me”.  However, when accidents or illness occur, and even if you…
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Child Support

Child Support and You – We Can Help

Child Support and You – We Can Help If there is one issue during divorce proceedings that tends to be more divisive than any other, it is probably custody and child support. This is not to say it is always the case of course, but it is an issue of family law that you will…
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Are All Things Equal Under The Law? What You Should Know About The Equalization Process On Separation/Divorce

Equalization Process: Are All Things Equal?

Equalization Process: Are All Things Equal Under The Law? What You Should Know About The Equalization Process On Separation/Divorce. The concept of “equal” actually takes on several meanings depending on the context, subject matter, and whether or not you are actually referring to equity-based efforts. In the dictionary, “equal” means, “being the same in quantity,…
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What You Should Know About Cohabitation Agreements

What You Should Know About Cohabitation Agreements

In an increasingly diverse world the expectations of couples engaged in a meaningful relationship with one another have changed significantly. Marriage is often no longer the first thing that comes to mind when people realize they are serious and are exploring options that include living together. One partner, or both, may opt for what they…
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Family Lawyer

What To Look For In A Family Lawyer

What To Look For In A Family Lawyer At some point in our lives, it’s almost a certainty that we will need a lawyer. Such a requirement may arise from happy occasions such as the purchase or sale of a home, or for more emotional reasons including separation, divorce and/or parenting proceedings. In any case,…
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