How to Adopt a Stepchild in Ontario

2022-01-04T15:07:45-05:00

Blended families are a beautiful thing. And depending on the dynamics of your family, you may be looking to legally adopt your stepchild.  The process of stepparent adoption in Ontario is fairly straightforward but it is likely that you have a number of questions at the outset.  To help you understand the basics and prepare for the process, we’ve put together this list of frequently asked questions around the adoption of a stepchild in Ontario.  While each situation, and each family, is unique and will have its own circumstances to consider, the following information should be helpful to you in deciding [...]

How to Adopt a Stepchild in Ontario2022-01-04T15:07:45-05:00

How Does Child Support Work in Ontario

2021-06-29T09:31:21-04:00

There is a lot of misinformation floating around about child support. This includes questions around who pays the child support, how much, and what the consequences may be for not paying it. It is normal to have questions and feel a bit lost when figuring out the child support system. You want to do the right thing, but you might not be sure what the “right thing” to do is. The truth is that everyone’s situation may be slightly different. Although they mean well, relying on the advice of friends or family may not be your best option. What worked for [...]

How Does Child Support Work in Ontario2021-06-29T09:31:21-04:00

The Pros and Cons of Grey Divorces

2020-11-12T16:45:46-05:00

July 3, 2019 By: Samantha Rosen-Lawlor There have always been couples who divorce later in life. But with an aging baby boomer population approaching the age of retirement, there has been an increase in what has been dubbed “grey divorces”. According to a recent article in Law Times, there are different complexities to divorcing later in life. One aspect of the divorce process most older couples can avoid are proceedings related to child custody and child support. For most older couples, their children have reached adulthood and have started families of their own. This means the parents may not need to interact [...]

The Pros and Cons of Grey Divorces2020-11-12T16:45:46-05:00

Common-Law Relationships And Estates Law

2020-11-12T16:45:56-05:00

April 5, 2019 By: Samantha Rosen-Lawlor Common-law couples do not have the same rights as married couples. If your common-law partner passes away without a will, you may not have many legal options at your disposal to protect your rights to his or her estate. It’s important to understand the options you can pursue in this situation, and to discuss them with your partner as you plan your wills to make sure each of you is protected. As outlined on s Steps to Justice page, there are a couple of alternatives that a surviving partner can look into. Below is a very brief [...]

Common-Law Relationships And Estates Law2020-11-12T16:45:56-05:00
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