Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law Toronto for Wednesday March 29, 2017. Today we are talking about Family Law. Many custody disputes in Ontario family law matters are now resolved through mediation, rather than court action. Mediators work with parents to create parenting plans and residency schedules that are tailor-made to provide for ...

Wise Law Blog: The Lawyer’s Weekly: Social Media Postings Creating a Litigation ‘Gold Mine’

BY SIMRAN BAKSHI, ASSOCIATE LAWYER I was recently interviewed by Lawyer’s Weekly correspondent Kim Arnott regarding the impact that social media can have in family law litigation. Given the nature of issues presented in family law, it is really not all that surprising to see social media increasingly relied upon by the Courts as an ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday March 22, 2017. Today we are talking about Family Law. The property rights of common law spouses upon separation are not governed by any Ontario statute. Common law spouses may still advance family property claims, especially where property has been acquired in a “joint family ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday March 1, 2017. Today we are talking about Family Law. For more information on Employment Law, Family Law, Wills, Estates, and Estates Litigation, visit our website at www.wiselaw.net. A post shared by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Mar 1, 2017 at 6:58am PST A final ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday March 1, 2017. Today we are talking about Family Law. For more information on Employment Law, Family Law, Wills, Estates, and Estates Litigation, visit our website at www.wiselaw.net. A post shared by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Mar 1, 2017 at 6:58am PST A final ...

Wise Law Blog: Setting Up or Updating Child Support Online in Ontario

BY RACHEL SPENCE, LAW CLERK Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could avoid going to Court to update or set up your child support payments? The Government of Ontario has made that an option for some, by setting up a user-friendly site found here. It’s important to first note who cannot use this process: If ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday February 23, 2017. Today we are talking about Family Law. For more information on Employment Law, Family Law, Wills, Estates, and Estates Litigation, visit our website at www.wiselaw.net. A post shared by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Feb 23, 2017 at 6:39am PST Marriage contracts, ...

Wise Law Blog: Setting Up or Updating Child Support Online in Ontario

BY RACHEL SPENCE, LAW CLERK Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could avoid going to Court to update or set up your child support payments? The Government of Ontario has made that an option for some, by setting up a user-friendly site found here. It’s important to first note who cannot use this process: If ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday February 23, 2017. Today we are talking about Family Law. For more information on Employment Law, Family Law, Wills, Estates, and Estates Litigation, visit our website at www.wiselaw.net. A post shared by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Feb 23, 2017 at 6:39am PST Marriage contracts, ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday February 15, 2017. Today we are talking about Family Law. For more information on Employment Law, Family Law, and Wills, Estates, and Estates Litigation, visit our website at www.wiselaw.net. The first same-sex marriage in Ontario occurred on January 14, 2001. Its legality, along with the legality ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday February 15, 2017. Today we are talking about Family Law. For more information on Employment Law, Family Law, and Wills, Estates, and Estates Litigation, visit our website at www.wiselaw.net. The first same-sex marriage in Ontario occurred on January 14, 2001. Its legality, along with the legality ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday February 8, 2017. Today we are talking about Family Law. For more information on employment law, family law, and wills, estates and estates litigation, visit our website at www.wiselaw.net A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Feb 8, 2017 at 6:33am PST In ...

Wise Law Blog: 20 Years of Canada’s Child Support Guidelines: Some Key Stats

BY PAUL B. ADAM, ASSOCIATE LAWYER  Canada’s Child Support Guidelines are 20 years young this year. The guidelines were enacted in 1997 and created a single, comprehensive guideline for how child support payments are calculated. The Child Support Guideline tables can be looked up and used online by anyone a web browser. Since being enacted, the ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday January 25, 2017. Today we are talking about Family Law. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jan 25, 2017 at 6:22am PST The Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines (SSAG) assist Ontario Courts in determining the amount of spousal support payable by a spouse. ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday January 18, 2017. Today we are talking about Family Law. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jan 18, 2017 at 6:15am PST Where all matrimonial issues have been resolved as at the one-year anniversary of a separation, an uncontested divorce can proceed ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday January 11, 2017. Today we are talking about Family Law. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jan 11, 2017 at 6:38am PST A final divorce judgment cannot be granted until one year following the date a married couple separates (unless special grounds ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday January 4, 2016. Today we are talking about Family Law. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jan 4, 2017 at 6:32am PST The amount of child support payable by a non-custodial parent is strictly governed by the Child Support Guidelines. The Guideline ...

Wise Law Blog: New Ontario Law Assists Grandparents Seeking Custody and Access With Grandchildren

BY SIMRAN BAKSHI, ASSOCIATE LAWYER and GARRY J. WISE, SENIOR COUNSELTypically, grandparents have access visits with their grandchildren during the time allotted to the children’s parents. What happens to grandparental access, however, where a parent does not seek access entitlements, does not reside in the jurisdiction to exercise access, or is otherwise estranged from the child’s grandparents? The ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday December 21, 2016. Today we are talking about Family Law. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Dec 21, 2016 at 7:03am PST In difficult custody cases, a Court may request that the Office of the Children’s Lawyer (OCL) become involved to investigate ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday December 14, 2016. Today we are talking about Family Law. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Dec 14, 2016 at 6:55am PST Did you know that… Where a parent repeatedly interferes to improperly prevent a child from building a positive relationship with ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday December 7, 2016. Today we are talking about Family Law. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Dec 7, 2016 at 6:27am PST The property rights of common law spouses upon separation are not governed by any Ontario statute. Common law spouses may ...

Wise Law Blog: Social Media in Family Law Matters

BY SIMRAN BAKSHI and RACHEL SPENCE How much is it worth to bash your spouse on social media? These days, the cost could be more than you might think.Canadian Courts have seen the use of social media as evidence in family law proceedings increase dramatically in the past few years. Westhaver v. Howard, 2007 NSSC 357, ...

Wise Law Blog: Recognizing Foreign Divorces in Canada

BY PAUL B. ADAM, ASSOCIATE LAWYERIf you were divorced in a foreign country, and now plan to marry in Canada, beware.Not all divorces are created equal.For a foreign divorce to be validated in Canada, it needs to have been granted according to the law of that country, by a court of that country with the ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday November 30, 2016. Today we are talking about Family Law. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Nov 30, 2016 at 6:42am PST Many couples live separate and apart “under one roof,” following marital separation, and do not immediately physically separate by changing ...

Wise Law Blog: Dividing and Equalizing Marital Property in Ontario

BY SIMRAN BAKSHI, ASSOCIATE LAWYERThe process behind “consciously uncoupling” can be overwhelming, particularly when it comes to the division and equalization of family property.Perhaps the most common point of frustration we hear from our clients is just how daunting and confusing it can be to complete Ontario’s financial statement forms and financial disclosure, generally, that ...