A complicated and sensitive debate over surrogacy, egg donation, and sperm donation arrangements in Canada is ongoing. At present, commercial surrogacy and gamete (sperm) donation is prohibited and is based on good intentioned people helping those struggling with fertility issues.
Ensuring that children are cared for emotionally, physically, and financially are some of the most important issues in family law. A piece of legislation called the Child Support Guidelines were created in order to make determining the amount of child support payable as simple as possible.
You often hear people talking about seeking or getting custody of the children. This makes it sound as though custody is a win or lose game: one parent gets custody and the other doesn’t. The parent with it is the ‘real’ parent and the other parent is just a visitor or a babysitter. This does not accurately reflect family law in Ontario.
The decision to separate may be the hardest you ever make. Once you tell your spouse you want to separate or once your spouse breaks the news to you, it’s confusing to decide what to do, what NOT to do, how to prepare, and the implications of your doing or not doing certain things.
It’s that time of year when the holiday cheer is in full swing and your employer is feeling happy (and generous). Your performance was great and the company excelled. You received a whopping bonus of $20,000.00. Now what?
Holidays can be difficult for separated parents. Everyone wants to spend time with their children, especially during the holidays. Deciding on a schedule that works best for your children can be especially difficult when there are extended family events to plan around and when one or both of you want to travel.