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Archive for October, 2007

When Does Support End?

Monday, October 15th, 2007

You’re asking if support can terminate. And the answer is support can terminate if that’s what the agreement that you negotiated says. … You have something in your hand either called a separation agreement or a court order. Otherwise there wouldn’t be support paid. There has to be something that …

Can I Use My Maiden Name After I Divorce?

Monday, October 15th, 2007

Well, when you divorce you have the right to apply to have your name changed, and in fact you can go back to your maiden name. And, that is something you can take care of through the government office called the Registrar General. And so, you have the right to revert to your maiden name if you wish.

Where Can I Get Free Legal Advice?

Monday, October 15th, 2007

Any court in Ontario [Canada] has in the courthouse, in the Family Court courthouse, a Family Law Information Centre as well as a lawyer paid for by Legal Aid Ontario to be able to give you summary advice. So what you might want to do is, if you are in a situation where you cannot afford a lawyer, you can either …

How Is Child Support Calculated?

Monday, October 15th, 2007

Child support is based on the non-custodial parent’s income. So your ex-husband’s income determines the amount of child support that he has to pay you. … Child Support Guidelines between British Columbia [Canada] and Ontario [Canada] are very very close because those are the two provinces in Canada that have the highest cost of living. So the amount …

How Do You Know Which Court Location Applied to a Case?

Monday, October 15th, 2007

When it comes to child support, child support really is governed by the jurisdiction of where the child is. So in Mary’s case, for example, she was originally in Barrie [Ontario, Canada] because that’s where the kids were and then Burlingon [Ontario, Canada] where the ex-husband was, and then in Milton where the kids are now. So, first of all, the whole issue of …

What Does the Family Responsibility Office do?

Monday, October 15th, 2007

… Lets’ widen the question, this is the second caller who has mentioned this agency called the Family Responsibility Office. And there’s a lot of other people than Mary and Robert who don’t know what that is. The Family Responsibility Office is the office of the Government of Ontario. …

What If a Parent Does Not Disclose the True Income?

Monday, October 15th, 2007

Now as for him claiming low income, under Section 19 of the Child Support Guidelines, if you can convince a judge that he is either intentionally unemployed or intentionally underemployed or that he is not making full disclosure of his income, a judge has the power to …

Can You Get Retroactive Child Support?

Monday, October 15th, 2007

The Supreme Court of Canada handed down a desicion on the question, “Can you go back in time? Can you get child support for a period prior to now?” …

What is Covered by Support?

Sunday, October 14th, 2007

Support general means, and we use the word “support” like “child support” or “spousal support” or “parent support”, it’s providing financial assistance to the person that needs you to cover their cost of living.

How Much Child Support Should a Self-Employed Parent Pay?

Saturday, October 13th, 2007

Most peole who are self-employed either have their own financial statement that their bookkeeper or accountant will prepare towards the end of the year, after the end of the year of course. Or alternatively when you look at your income tax return, your T1 General, there is this document for those people that are self-employed called Statement of Business Activities where it lists the …