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Travelling with Children Post-Separation – Tips for Smooth Sailing

The temperatures outside have dropped to frigid lows and perhaps you are dreaming of a sunny vacation in a southern destination.  If you are separated and have not yet travelled alone with your children, you may be wondering about your rights and responsibilities with respect to travel.  Below you will find a few tips that […]

Imputing Income

The Federal Child Support Guidelines set out income determination rules for calculating child support. These rules, with a few exceptions, also apply when calculating income for spousal support. According to the Guidelines, a spouse’s income is determined by line 150 on his or her Income Tax Return, subject to applicable adjustments. However, the Guidelines also […]

School Registration

As the school year draws to a close and children and parents alike are thinking about time off, summer vacation and ice cream, preparing for the next school year is probably not at the top of anyone’s list. However, now may be the best time to prepare for your children’s school registration for the next […]

Securing Support with Life Insurance: The Dagg v. Cameron Estate Case

When negotiating a Separation Agreement, a client’s primary concern centers often around the payment of child and/or spousal support. If there is support to be paid, it is important to ensure that there is a plan in place for that support to continue in the event of the death of the person who is paying […]

Social Media and Family Law

We’ve all heard stories about the use of social media gone wrong – a politician tweets something inappropriate, an embarrassing photo of a celebrity goes viral, a business person gets caught in a compromising situation. Social media has changed the way we communicate; sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse.  Concerns around privacy and […]

When Parents Can’t Agree – What Next?

One of the most challenging aspects of a separation can be coming to an agreement about custody and parenting time: where the children will live, how decisions will be made, where they will go to school, how holidays will be spent and the list goes on. When parents don’t agree about how decisions should be […]

Fun in the Sun: Eight Ways to Help Deal with Access during the Summer Months

Summertime for children means time off from school and time to have fun. For their separated or divorced parents, it means spending as much of this time with their children. However, coordinating schedules can be hard inevitably putting a damper on things. If you have a Separation Agreement or Court Order dealing with custody and […]

Holiday Access for Separated Parents

As October rolls into November and the temperature drops, people are turning their minds from falling leaves and pumpkin spice everything to the fast approaching Holiday Season, including Christmas and Hanukah. Stores are already beginning to fill with trees and decorations, cards and gifts. The Holiday Season should be a time filled with joy, family […]

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