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  • Episode 015 - Domestic Violence. What Should I do?

    Our courts are very aware of the tremendous harm family violence causes to a child's development and will act to protect spouses and children. The Judge will look at: how recent, frequent and serious the family violence is; is there coercive and controlling behaviour towards family member; was the child a victim or observer of the family violence...
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    Our courts are very aware of the tremendous harm family violence causes to a child's development and will act to protect spouses and children. The Judge will look at: how recent, frequent and serious the family violence is; is there coercive and controlling behaviour towards family member; was the child a victim or observer of the family violence...

    Tags: domestic-violence, domestic-abuse, family-court, family-law, spouse, lorne-maclean-qna

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  • Episode 009 - Must Ex-Spouse Become Self-Sufficient?

    This question may be the most asked question I get as a family lawyer. It is also a frequent source of heated debate in many family cases. Courts have clarified that a failure to achieve self sufficiency is simply one factor to take into account when determining entitlement to and the appropriate amount of spousal support, and that there is no absolute obligation or duty to become self sufficient, only to make reasonable efforts towards this...
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    This question may be the most asked question I get as a family lawyer. It is also a frequent source of heated debate in many family cases. Courts have clarified that a failure to achieve self sufficiency is simply one factor to take into account when determining entitlement to and the appropriate amount of spousal support, and that there is no absolute obligation or duty to become self sufficient, only to make reasonable efforts towards this...

    Tags: divorce, self-sufficiency, get-a-job, spouse, ex-spouse, support

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  • Episode 006 - Spousal Re-marriage. Spousal Support?

    Contrary to popular belief, the remarriage or re-partnering of the supported spouse rarely, immediately, reduces the amount nor automatically cancels your spousal support. But it does have an important impact on reducing the amount and length of spousal support. A new relationship can lead to almost immediate support cancellation in short-to-medium length first marriages, involving younger support receiving spouses who have suffered limited career damage or foregone opportunities...
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    Contrary to popular belief, the remarriage or re-partnering of the supported spouse rarely, immediately, reduces the amount nor automatically cancels your spousal support. But it does have an important impact on reducing the amount and length of spousal support. A new relationship can lead to almost immediate support cancellation in short-to-medium length first marriages, involving younger support receiving spouses who have suffered limited career damage or foregone opportunities...

    Tags: remarriage, spouse, spousal-support, lorne-maclean, lorne-maclean-divorce-tips, qna

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