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In what province can I obtain a Divorce Order

As a general rule, a married spouse can commence a Divorce Application in any province in Canada provided either spouse has ordinarily been a in the province where the proceeding is commenced for at least one year immediately preceding the court application. However, as with many issues in family law, a Court could transfer the […]

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What happens to my pension when I separate?

Marc J. Coderre is an Orleans based family law (divorce) lawyer. In Ontario, a pension is an asset. In the end, the value of a pension is considered in the division/equalization of the net family properties. The pension has a value and the Family Law Act has established a clear method to properly value pensions. […]

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Occupation rent

Occupation rent is compensation paid by the spouse who has exclusive possession of the matrimonial home to the other spouse who has left the home voluntarily or has been ordered to leave the matrimonial home by a court. Occupation rent is not automatic. The philosophy and the merits of the claim is based on economic […]

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Financial disclosure

Marc J. Coderre – Orleans family/divorce lawyer When there is a dissolution of a relationship or a marriage there are usually financial issues that relate to support and property that need to be addressed and resolved. There is no greater obligation on spousal to properly disclose their assets and income in such a case. Many […]

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Costs

Marc J. Coderre – Orleans family lawyer Court costs is a financial penalty imposed by a Judge or a Master against the party who was not successful during a hearing in a matrimonial case at any point in time. The cost consequences may be imposed at various steps such as: a case conference, a Motion, […]

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Income and spousal or child support

In family law, the concept of income is extremely important when addressing the issue of support whether we are talking about spousal support or child support. There is this misconception that one’s income is defined by line 150 of a tax return. For a self-employed individual or a person earning money via investments or corporations […]

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The matrimonial home

The matrimonial home In Ontario, the general philosophy of the Family Law Act, with respect to property in the case of the marriage breakdown,  is that the spouses will share the increase in the value of their combined property during the years of marriage. Obviously, this statement is a simplification. However, this is the approach […]

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