November 9, 2020

Family Law and Taxes

The area of law where family and taxes cross paths can be difficult to navigate. This article will outline the most relevant income tax issues facing couples who are separating or people considering separation. Child Related Tax Issues The Canada Child Benefit This is a tax-free benefit paid to parents monthly, available to both separated […]

Ontario Superior Court of Justice Releases Decision Regarding Parenting and...

As a result of COVID-19, many parents have concerns about their parenting arrangements and access schedules. On Tuesday, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Family Court) released the first decision in Canada with respect to COVID-19 in relation to parenting and access: Ribeiro v. Wright, 2020 ONSC 1829.

Co-Parenting During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Across the country, the current COVID-19 pandemic means schools and daycares are closed and there are significant disruptions to employees and business owners.  At Cox & Palmer, we are working to ensure that we provide timely and responsive advice to our clients with custody and other family law issues.  Below we will answer some of […]

November 19, 2019

Kids on the Move: What the Changes in the Divorce...

You have landed your dream job, but it is on the other side of the country. Your company is restructuring and your new office is in the next town. Your ailing parent requires your care – in another province. Your former spouse is in the military and is being relocated. There are many reasons why […]

November 14, 2019

A Primer to the Amendments to the Divorce Act

BACKGROUND The last major overhaul of the Divorce Act, which governs issues of custody and support for married persons, was in 1985. In May 2018, the government introduced Bill C-78, which proposed significant changes to the Divorce Act. The bill received Royal Assent on June 21, 2019, and the majority of the amendments to the […]