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Getting Through The Holidays After Separation

The holiday season can be a challenging time of year for both the parents and the children of a separated family. While there is no real one-size-fits-all handbook for parents to follow on how to survive the holiday season with as much quality time and holiday cheer as you can, here are some tips that [...]

When is the best time to negotiate your settlement?

People respond to separation in their own way and in their own time. Sometimes, two people can grieve the loss of the same relationship in very different ways.  This is completely normal and understandable.  But it can make the process of coming to a resolution more challenging. At some point, the issues resulting from the [...]

By | October 23rd, 2018|changes, negotiation, separation|0 Comments

Voluntary retirement doesn’t mean spousal support ends

Often when parties separate, they include a clause in their separation agreement that says spousal support can end or be reviewed when there is a "material change of circumstances".  What does this mean if the payor chooses to retire? In the case of Walts v. Walts, Justice Minnema of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice [...]

By | January 14th, 2014|changes, court decisions, review, support|1 Comment