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Family Law

This board can help you about family issues.

Children’s Aid Society: What to do when they call

Here are some important tips of what to do if you hear from a children’s aid society that they are investigating you:

Family Law | Toronto Lawyers

When it comes to family law, you are in good hands with the Toronto family lawyers at DSF. We can help you with separation, divorce, child custody, child support… | Toronto Lawyers

WHY YOU NEED A TORONTO FAMILY LAWYER

Hiring a Toronto Family Lawyer should be an investment. Having a good Family Lawyer will save you money. This article reviews the advantages of a family lawyer.

Toronto Family Lawyer John P Schuman

Toronto Family Lawyer, John Schuman has always practised in the areas of family law and children’s rights. He articled at a prominent Toronto litigation firm. John has also published articles in referred legal journals on the questioning of child witnesses, allegations of abuse when parents have separated, the role children should place in the court process and the rights of children to direct their own medical treatment.

All about Laws - Lawyers and Mediators

In Toronto, a family lawyer will be able to help deal with any legal issues relating to property, child custody, child support or spousal support in the event of a divorce or separation.

Toronto Family Lawyer, Jennifer Rosser

Jennifer Rosser is a Toronto family lawyer at Devry Smith Frank LLP specializing in family law cases such as divorces, child custody, separation, cohabitation agreements.

Toronto Family Law Lawyer Kerri Parslow

Toronto Family Law Lawyer Kerri Parslow is an experienced fraud litigator in the areas of divorce, custody and access, child and spousal support, division of property, separation agreements, domestic contracts, and cross-border family law issues

Toronto Family Law Lawyer Rachel Healey

Rachel Healey is an established Toronto family law lawyer at Devry Smith Frank LLP and has appeared on all levels of Court in Canada.

Toronto Family Lawyer Mediator Todd Slonim

Todd Slonim is an established Toronto family lawyer and mediator at Devry Smith Frank LLP. Todd brings a pragmatic and positive approach to family mediation.

The Top 10 Reasons To Get a Toronto Family Law Lawyer

Retaining a Toronto Family Law Lawyer should be an investment. This article reviews the top ten reasons to consider getting a family lawyer.

Can I Get A Divorce Without My Spouse’s Consent?

For many spouses, the prospect of a divorce is an unwelcome reality. Some refuse to accept that their relationship is over, while others view it as an affront to their religious beliefs. In such cases, it may be difficult to get that spouse’s consent to a divorce.

What’s the Difference Between a Legal Separation and Divorce?

The Court will look at such factors as: 1. Whether the spouses occupy separate bedrooms; 2. Whether the spouses continue to have sexual relations; 3. Whether the spouses hold themselves out to the community as a couple; 4. The degree and quality of communication between the spouses; 5. Whether the spouses eat meals together as a family; 6. Whether the spouses engage in joint social activities; 7. Arrangements regarding traditionally shared expenses;

All about Laws - Lawyers and Mediators

Family law lawyers give advice and fight for their clients on many issues such as separation agreements, divorce, spousal support, matrimonial home considerations, custody and access and child support.

What to do About My Son’s Polygamist Father?

Relationships take many forms, some healthy and some not. Unfortunately, many parents enter into relationships that can have a damaging effect on their children without thinking twice about it.

Common-Law Spouses and Joint Tenancies: Can I Force Him to Sell?

Devry Smith Frank LLP is a full-service law firm with offices located in Toronto, Ontario. DSF has been a trusted advisor and advocate for individuals and their business concerns for close to 45 years. We strive to make our client relationships stronger; a commitment that finds expression from the courtroom to the boardroom table.

Can I Get A Court Order To Stop My Spouse From Spending?

Devry Smith Frank LLP is a full-service law firm with offices located in Toronto, Ontario. DSF has been a trusted advisor and advocate for individuals and their business concerns for close to 45 years. We strive to make our client relationships stronger; a commitment that finds expression from the courtroom to the boardroom table.

Child support from a parent who lives the high-life – John Schuman

Devry Smith Frank LLP is a full-service law firm with offices located in Toronto, Ontario. DSF has been a trusted advisor and advocate for individuals and their business concerns for close to 45 years. We strive to make our client relationships stronger; a commitment that finds expression from the courtroom to the boardroom table.

All about Laws - Lawyers and Mediators

When a marriage or relationship breaks down, parents are forced to make decisions about how and with whom the children will live. In some cases, decisions can be made with or without the help of a Toronto family lawyer. However, when both the parents disagree they will need to seek out legal advice to understand their rights and obligations in obtaining custody or access.

Do You Need a Toronto Family Lawyer?

Custody technically means having the legal right and responsibility to make decisions for the child’s welfare and upbringing which can be related to health, education, religion and other major issues that may greatly affect the formation of the child. Decisions that are made day-to-day, such as schedules, diet restrictions, vacations, etc. do not form part of custody and are made with the parent who the child lives with at the moment.

What’s the Difference Between a Legal Separation and Divorce?

While many people believe that separation and divorce are interchangeable terms, legally speaking they are quite different and carry with them different consequences.

Can I Get Retroactive Child Support if I am No Longer a Child?

Claims for retroactive support, though not uncommon, are complicated. Unlike ongoing child support, retroactive support is not mandatory. You have to convince a judge that you are entitled to support, in some cases many years after the support should have been paid.

How Do I Stop My Ex From Interfering on My Day With the Kids?

My ex and I have no court ordered custody agreement and shared custody with a 50-50 split week. He has twice scheduled my son for programming on my access days without first speaking with me about it. I’m expecting a child in two months which complicates this time meddling further. What are my obligations/rights? Any help would be fantastic as he is taking me to trial for custody and I don’t want to misstep. Click the picture to know more about the details.

Toronto Family Lawyer Cost | Divorce Lawyer Toronto

There are wide ranges in a lawyer’s hourly fees. Some lawyers are less than $100 per hour, some are more than $1000.00 per hour. Read the full article for more information.

Division of the Matrimonial Home and Net Family Property

In any separation or divorce, there are many common mistakes that people make when they do not speak to a lawyer. You should speak to a lawyer so you know your rights and how the law applies to your situation. Otherwise, your ex may trick you into taking less than you deserve. You may also want to pick up a copy of this $20-easy-to-understand book on Ontario Family Law, because it goes over property division, the matrimonial home, child support, alimony and most other family law issues so that you know where you stand.

Use Trial Time Wisely, Otherwise It’ll Cost You

Trial time is expensive and precious, and as result, clearly not a time to be telling stories founded on little or no evidence.