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Requirements for getting a divorce in Ontario

When an Ontario person considers ending his or her marriage, it might be wise to explore the requirements prior to starting the process. The criteria that must be met before the court will grant a divorce include the need for the couple to have been married under Canada laws or those of another country -- as long as the marriage is recognised under Canada laws. One of the parties must have been residents of Ontario for at least 12 months before filing for divorce, and he or she must also show that there has been a breakdown of the marriage.

Divorce over money disputes prevalent in Ontario

Marriage and business have many similarities. As in business, financial matters in marriages play an important role, and if the partners fail to be open about money matters, problems may arise. Sadly, money is cited as the source of contention in many Ontario marriages that end in divorce.

Divorce selfies: making a case for a civilized split in Ontario

For many adults, the only exposure they ever had to a marriage ending was what they saw on a daytime soap opera. On TV, battling spouses slugged it out in a courtroom with tears flying and tempers spilling over. Though sometimes a divorce can get ugly, most divorces in Ontario are nothing like that at all. In fact, some former couples even stop to take a selfie after the deed is done.

How parents handle a divorce may affect the health of their kids

Any conscientious parent is aware that how a parent behaves has an impact on a child's emotional well-being. This is especially the case during times of great stress, such as during a divorce. A new study reveals that children of divorce may also suffer physically. Though the study focused on kids in another country, the results are almost certainly applicable here in Oshawa.

Understanding divorce arbitration in Ontario

Many people grew up hearing stories or watching television programs in which a husband and wife slug it out alongside their lawyers in a courtroom battle. As a result, this image essentially defines divorce for those who have not been through it. The truth is, there are many options available to men and women in Ontario seeking to end their marriages other than going to court. One of those options is arbitration, though the process may not be a familiar one.

Baby boomers are avoiding divorce by not getting married

A classic joke that probably dates back to the days of vaudeville has a patient telling a doctor, "It hurts when I do this." The doctor sagely responds, "Then don't do that!" Perhaps that sums up the approach of many baby boomers that seem so intent on not getting a divorce that they're not getting married at all, at least in later life. Not getting married, however, does not mean never having to deal with an Ontario family law issue.

During a divorce, the marital home may have to go

For most married couples in Ontario, their home is their most valuable asset. It may also be the most problematic during a divorce. Deciding who, if anyone will keep the home can become a contentious issue where hearts battle with heads to make a very important decision. So key is the marital home, a niche industry has sprung up to support those who choose to sell.

Ontario grandparents have rights after a divorce

A popular saying tells parents everywhere that it takes a village to raise a child. While the literal meaning may no longer hold true in modern society, certainly parents are not the only ones who can have a nurturing relationship with a child. As people live longer, and as more families include two working parents, grandparents often play an important role in raising children. Unfortunately, many grandparents are left out of the plans after a divorce in Ontario, though that may soon change.

Self-representation may have led to unworkable divorce settlement

The financial cost of ending a marriage can be high sometimes. It is difficult to blame a person for looking for ways to curb the expenses of a divorce. One unfortunate man from the Oshawa area has been saddled with a support obligation that is the stuff of nightmares, and his decision to cut costs may have been partially to blame.

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