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How Does Mediation Work in Canada?

Many parties choose mediation as an alternative to settling a legal dispute in court. Unlike more adversarial forms of alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration, mediation provides a collaborative environment to help parties negotiate a settlement. If you have a legal matter or lawsuit, you should learn more about how mediation works to determine whether […]

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Is Spousal Support Considered Income in Canada?

Spousal support is money paid from one spouse to the other after a divorce or separation. The federal Income Act considers spousal support taxable income in most circumstances. If you receive regular periodic spousal support payments, it is taxed as income for tax purposes. If you pay spousal support, it qualifies as a deduction from income. Payments made as

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Types of Parenting Agreements in Ontario

Parental rights under Ontario law include the authority to make important decisions about your child’s care, education, religious instruction, and welfare. Amendments to the federal Divorce Act in 2021 changed long-used terminology regarding child custody in divorce cases. Revisions to the Divorce Act mean that “custody” is no longer used in arrangements made for children

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Who Can Witness a Separation Agreement in Ontario

Who Can Witness a Separation Agreement in Ontario?

Separating from a spouse isn’t only about diving property and assets and moving on. Separating from a spouse is a process that involves your financial and emotional well-being. At Musson Law, our compassionate Toronto divorce lawyers understand the complicated dynamics of relationships and how those dynamics can influence a legal separation. If you are ready

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