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]
Divorce law blog
Category: Case Analysis
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]
Many people change jobs at some point. If a spouse was ordered by the court to pay some amount of spousal support to his ex and he later loses his job and ends up with less income, he can often [...read full post]
The question of whether Veteran’s Affairs pensions and Veteran’s Affairs disability pensions received by military personnel for their injuries or disabilities suffered in the line of duty should be characterized as income for child and spousal support claims appears to [...read full post]
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]