Barrie Hayes, Partner, Family Law

The Family Law Act provides a statutory framework for the equalization of family property upon separation. The framework essentially exits out from the equalization the value of property the spouses owned on the date of marriage, and any property the spouses received from third parties; inheritances, life insurance policies,

Catherine Hyde, Paralegal

It’s tax time and hopefully you have filed your tax return.  You obtained copies of your T4s, T5s, receipts for medical or children’s expenses, business or rental income information. You provided these to your accountant or perhaps prepared your own tax return, and once done, received the Notice of Assessment confirming that

Thomas Dart, Partner, Family Law

When a family unit starts to breakdown, the financial ramifications are already hard enough to handle without throwing into the mix the cost of the professional services required to finalize the parenting, property, support and a myriad of other issues. The wedding may have cost $50,000 but the divorce

Jodi Armstrong, Partner, Family Law

There are certainly some similarities between a mediation report and a separation agreement: both documents outline agreed upon terms and both, at least appear, to have an air of finality about them.  Why then, once parties have gone through the mediation process and have received a final report setting

Catherine Hyde, Paralegal

In recent years there has been an increase in separation of couples in the 55+ category.  It seems once the children have left and you start to notice an increase in the people you know in the obituaries, you ask yourself- is this all there is?  Thoughts of separation seep in.  Before

David Harris-Lowe, Partner, Family Law

Going through a separation or divorce is often a really challenging experience. It can be legally complex, emotionally challenging, and financially draining. You’re under pressure and it’s tempting to cut corners by handling the separation and divorce without the assistance of a lawyer. Too often this leads to bad

Evelyn Thompson, Family Law Clerk

All of us knows a personality like the one whom Mr. Trump is trying to portray in his run-up to the Presidency. (I am ever hopeful he is not the person who he pretends to be). Experienced family law lawyers have seen many like him. I am also sure