Tag Archives: divorce

The 50% divorce myth

Everyone “knows” half of all American marriages end in divorce, and that was indeed the case in the 1970s and 1980s.  But it isn’t true today: Despite hand-wringing about the institution of marriage, marriages in this country are stronger today … Continue reading

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Crime doesn’t pay. Criminals do.

So your income went down after you were convicted of a criminal offence, and now you can’t pay child support?  Too bad: When it comes to paying child support, courts won’t sympathize with parents who are the authors of their … Continue reading

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Where is Andy’s Dad?

Heavy, dude: Between all the fun characters, the magical nature of the toys, and burning questions like “What is the sex like between Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head?” it’s easy to forget that there are human characters in this movie. … Continue reading

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The rise of “gray divorce”

Sociologist Susan L. Brown, in the L.A. Times, examines the reasons for the increasing number of older Americans (and Canadians, if my practice is representative) choosing to end their marriages: Until recently, it would have been fair to say that older … Continue reading

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Divorce gets ugly

No comment: When Feng’s wife gave birth to a girl, he was convinced it could not be his as he believed their daughter would be as beautiful as her mother, so he concluded his wife must have been unfaithful. He … Continue reading

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“17 Common Mistakes To Avoid In Divorce Proceedings”

From family lawyer Sherry Donovan in the Huffington Post.  I agree with all of them, and I’d add an 18th: concentrate on what’s best for the children and yourself, not what might punish your ex. I’ve warned many clients that they’re … Continue reading

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Who gets the RRSPs?

The Globe and Mail on division of Registered Retirement Savings Plans following the breakdown of a marriage: While family law across Canada calls for a 50-50 split of matrimonial property, couples don’t necessarily need to split each asset right down … Continue reading

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