In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court of Canada in Michel v. Graydon, 2020 SCC 24, unanimously decided that Mr. Graydon was obligated to pay a lump sum of retroactive child support in the amount of $23,000 for [...read full post]
Categorized: Case Analysis, Child Support.
Tags: Adult Child, Child Support, Retroactive, SCC, Supreme Court of Canada.
What happens when a divorced parent wants to move with their child?
This is one of the hardest questions in family law. As with all court decisions about parenting, judges are supposed to make an order that reflects the best [...read full post]
Categorized: British Columbia, Case Analysis, Mobility.
Since the Supreme Court of Canada decision in D.B.S. v. S.R.G. 2006 SCC 37, retroactive child support orders have been made pretty frequently against parents who have not been paying child support in accordance with the Federal Child Support [...read full post]
Categorized: Appeals, Case Analysis, Child Support, Commentary.
The short answer is, YES, but it is case specific and may not be the amount recommended by the Federal Spousal Support Guidelines.
The leading case in BC that addresses this issue is Chutter v. Chutter, 2008 BCCA 507 [...read full post]
Categorized: Case Analysis, Maintenance, Property Division, Spousal Support.
The recent decision of Bhatnagar v Bhatnagar, 2016 ONSC 3054 (CanLII) excellently summarizes spousal support entitlement, quantum, and award basics, while also highlighting retroactive support considerations and the meaning of self-sufficiency in a long marriage.
Spousal misconduct & self [...read full post]
Categorized: Case Analysis, Divorce, Ontario, Spousal Support.