March 7, 2017

One can ask the other person to contribute towards the child’s activities. However, whether you could force them to contribute or not depends on an interpretation of the law in this area. To force them, one would have to commence a court proceeding. In the court procee...

March 6, 2017

Child support is both a moral issue, and a legal issue. Someone has to pay for a child to have reasonable opportunities and to pay for their basics needs. The concept of the court system is that people should voluntarily pay what is proper and realistic in the circumst...

March 3, 2017

A person who is not a citizen of Canada and who is convicted of an offence and who is sentenced to jail is immediately affected by the event and may be subject to deportation and even lose the option for an appeal in certain circumstances, hence the importance of havin...

March 2, 2017

A Power of Attorney is required to keep records and be transparent with the handling of funds or activities on behalf of the grantor. There is a process referred to as passing of accounts that can compel the Power of Attorney to produce accurate accounting of his or he...

March 1, 2017

When a spouse passes away not leaving a Will behind, then the Estate of the deceased is controlled and distributed in accordance with the Succession Law Reform Act that provides for a certain preference for the living spouse and distribution to the siblings.

February 17, 2017

A spouse’s claim to spousal support is not based on whether the spouse’s actions have led to the breakdown of the marriage.  Rather it is based on whether that person has shown that they are entitled to spousal support because of the negative financial consequences suf...

February 9, 2017

Courts in Ontario resolve custody and access applications on the basis of what is known as the “best interests of the child”. The test is applicable under both the Divorce Act and the Children’s Law Reform Act. In order to determine the best interests of the child, the...

February 8, 2017

The term “access” in Family Law refers to the time the non-custodial parent has the child in his or her care. Access includes the right to make inquiries about the child and to be given information about the child’s health, education, and welfare. Day-to-day decisions...

February 7, 2017

There is no statutory definition of the term “custody”. Custody refers to the right and responsibility of a parent to make major decisions for his or her child. Major decisions generally include those decisions concerning education, religion and non-emergency health ca...

January 24, 2017

A. Yes

B. No

Correct answer: B

Custody means that one or both parents, or another third-party such as the grandparents, will make decisions for the children. On the other hand, sharing of the schedule deals with how the children will split their time between the homes of...

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