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How COVID-19 could affect your divorce

Various sources have reported an anticipated increase in divorces stemming from COVID-19. Stay-at-home orders force couples to spend all day every day together, creating or exacerbating tension; people are struggling with job loss; parents are overwhelmed with having kids at home instead of school.

4 reasons why the courts may set aside a premarital contract

Domestic contracts have become increasingly common in recent years. Between cohabitation being more common and later marriages that involve significant separate property, more people are in a position to benefit from the protections of contracts, including a prenuptial agreement.

What is parental alienation?

Losing access to and time with your children because of a divorce can be devastating. Feeling like your ex is attempting to turn your children against you makes the situation even more painful.

Parents: Get creative to stay connected to kids

Splitting your time with your children after a divorce or separation is a difficult adjustment, no matter how much or little time they are away. However, spending meaningful time with each parent is often in the child's best interests, which is why many Toronto parents will share parenting time.

What custody schedule may work best for you and your kids?

It's common for Toronto family law judges to encourage parents to sort out a custody schedule among themselves. Many parents here in Ontario find deciding how to trade-off time with their child difficult to do. There are some popular custody schedules that you may be able to use in negotiating with your ex though.

How will a divorce impact your finances?

Our readers may know friends or family members who have gone through a divorce and would describe the process with one word: difficult. There is no doubt that a divorce is life-altering; for many people, it can take years to move on from both the emotional devastation and the financial ramifications. So, how will a divorce impact your finances?

The basics of an Ontario divorce

Getting divorce is never pleasant, but it can be simplified if the parties know what to expect. Removing the parties' anxiety about the process can help each of them deal with whatever anger they may feel for their soon-to-be ex-marital partner and focus on the issues that must be resolved.

Dedication to solving complex family law issues

Ontarians who have ever faced a complicated family law issue know how emotional and trying the process can be. From high asset divorce cases to child custody issues, to fighting for a father's rights, the range of family law issues that might come up in any given person's life is expansive. When dealing with these issues, some people may feel compelled to take the, "stick your head in the sand" approach because they do not want to deal with the emotions involved. However, being dedicated to addressing the issues head-on, getting the best result possible and then moving on with life can be a better approach for most people.

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