Tag Archives: separation agreement

My Ex is Sneaky about Finances – What Should I Do?

I’m surprised at the number of married clients who tell me they either haven’t been involved in the family finances, or they don’t know what their spouse owns.  In many of these cases, their partner was secretive, or dismissive or evasive when faced with questions about the family, the business or their own finances. Money … Continue Reading

Learn How to Keep Your Composure with Financial Disclosure

< img src=women.png alt= Stack of financial recordersWhat is Financial Disclosure? Are contemplating a separation or divorce? One of the most important procedural steps you can anticipate is the exchange of full and frank financial disclosure. Family law legislation requires both parties to have sworn financial statements including supporting documentation. The forms needed for this process depend on whether the resolution of issues includes both property and support considerations, … Continue Reading

Necessary Steps Relating to Separation

Written by Alexander Beadie. Many people come to our offices to learn the steps involved in separation.  Practically speaking, there are necessary steps to take if you wish to document the terms of your separation from your spouse as part of a divorce. In order to record the terms and conditions governing your separation with … Continue Reading

Separation Agreements – An Investment In Yourself

It is no secret to anyone involved in the legal industry that family court is an expensive method to resolve the issues arising from separation. Frankly, it can hemorrhage a family financially.  One way to avoid huge court costs is to engage in the negotiation of a separation agreement.  This enables you to keep your … Continue Reading

How to Resolve Your Separation or Divorce

Most clients have three goals: They want:  1. A peaceful and fair resolution;  2. A resolution achieved as soon as possible; and,  3. To keep their financial and emotional costs to a minimum.  Are these your goals too?  When I went through my own divorce, I shared these goals. I too wanted to achieve a … Continue Reading

Divorce Apps: “There’s an app for that!”

Yes, there are apps to help make divorce go more smoothly. Edward Weinstein’s most recent blog introduces some new ones that can help make divorce less stressful and more functional. In addition, I encourage you to use Skype or Google Hangout. These are great ways of doing video conferencing with your children when you can’t see … Continue Reading

The “Roll” of RRSP’s in Your Separation and Divorce

Registered Retirement Savings Plans are the main savings vehicle for many Canadians, especially those who don’t have a pension through their employment. As a result, upon separation and divorce, RRSP’s are part of the property settlement.  Our guest blog this week is  by Sandra Ramos, a well known financial advisor in Barrie, Ontario.  She has great … Continue Reading

Galbraith Family Law Partners with Starting Over Show

Barrie ON Divorce ‘Expo’ Eases Stress of Breaking Up! “The Starting Over Show,” an event dubbed as Ontario’s first Divorce and Separation Expo is being staged to give separating and newly single people access to the professional services needed to move on with life. Advice, Seminars and Professional Expertise all in one place. This is … Continue Reading

How To Divorce in Barrie, Ontario

Is your relationship over? Have you moved out and now want to resolve the issues? Maybe you have been apart for a while and just want it finalized? You want a divorce! A divorce is a piece of paper signed by a judge that terminates the marriage. You need it if you want to get … Continue Reading

Why Is the Date of Separation Important?

Do you remember the day you separated? How did it happen? Was a note left or an email sent to say it’s over? Maybe a text? Maybe it was a screaming match? Maybe it was just a sad mutual realization that your marriage was over? Regardless of how it happens, the date of separation is … Continue Reading

Is a Common Law Relationship The Same as Marriage in Ontario?

There are many misconceptions floating around in the general population regarding what is commonly referred to as “common law relationships” and about the legal rights and responsibilities that common law partners have with respect to one another upon relationship breakdown. If you are in one of these relationships it is important to know that they … Continue Reading

Gay Marriage and Gay Divorce

Gays in many of the states in the U.S. cannot get married unlike gay couples in Canada. In Canada, gays have all the same rights as heterosexual couples when it comes to marriage and divorce. The law in Canada was changed in 2005. The law varies from state to state. Marriage licenses are issued in … Continue Reading
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