The terms “prenuptial agreement,” “cohabitation agreement,” and “marriage agreement” all refer to a similar type of agreement, an agreement that sets out the rights and responsibilities of spouses if they separate at some point in the future. There are many [...read full post]
Categorized: Agreements, Alberta, British Columbia, Common Law, Contracts, Edmonton, Family Law, Finances, Income, Ontario, Property Division.
Costs refers to legal fees incurred in the process of litigating a family law matter. In Ontario, the Family Law Rules empowers the Court to order one party to pay some or all of the costs of another party. The [...read full post]
Categorized: Costs, Ontario.
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.
The Honourable Justice Sherr of the Ontario Court of Justice issued a refresher on retroactive child support principles last week in Green v. Monah, 2015 ONCJ 368.
D.B.S. v. S.R.G, 2006 SCC 37, is the leading [...read full post]
Categorized: Case Analysis, Child Support, Family Law, Ontario.