• Prenuptial agreements

    A prenuptial agreement is a marriage contract between you and your intended spouse. Entered into before marriage, a prenup does not become enforceable until after you’re married. If you and your spouse ever separate or get divorced, your prenuptial agreement can change the way matrimonial property is divided. For some couples, a prenup offers peace […]

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  • Questions to ask your family lawyer

    The relationship you strike with your family lawyer centres on compatibility: you need to ensure that your working style and goals align. At Lift Legal, our relationships with clients are more than just a business transaction. We want to get to know you so that we can tailor our services to your unique needs. We’ve […]

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  • Moving with your children

    During spring and summer, apartment vacancy rates are up, and there are a lot of homes on the market. With children out of school, it may seem like the best time to move. You need to think about arranging movers or renting a truck, paying necessary commissions and fees, and making necessary deposits. It’s a […]

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  • Summer scheduling strategies for divorced families

    Summer usually means vacations, graduations, weddings and myriad summer activities. It can be an especially stressful time for divorced families. How do you keep children busy, entertained, structured and happy, all while juggling modified summer schedules? This article offers tips to help you manage summer schedules in way that makes it easier on you, your […]

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  • Choosing summer activities for your kids

    With school almost over for another year, children risk losing academic skills and knowledge over the summer months. When planning summer activities, consider what you want your children to get out of their summer. Although loss in learning varies across grade level, subject and family income, look for activities that further kids’ physical, intellectual, social, […]

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  • Parenting in plain language

    With separation or divorce come mixed emotions, confusion and an array of unfamiliar legal terms. Understanding which laws apply to parenting in these circumstances is tricky enough without having to learn a whole new vocabulary! In this article, we explore both the laws and the terminology that apply to parenting after separation or divorce. Better […]

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  • International Travel with kids

    The days are getting longer, the weather’s warmer, and children yearn for summer. As the school year draws to a close, families may be finalizing vacation plans. There are things you should know if you’re planning to travel outside of Canada, especially if you share custody of your children with another parent or guardian. This […]

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  • Family law: Spousal and partner support

    Spousal and partner support refers to payments made by one spouse or partner to the other. Such payments are made to compensate for financial decisions the couple made during their relationship. The nature of a couple’s relationship determines which terms are used. Support obligations between married couples are referred to as spousal support; payments between […]

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  • Family law: Standing in the place of the parent

    When a relationship or marriage dissolves, the obligation to financially support children remains. This responsibility most often falls to the parents. Where another adult has stood in the place of the parent, that adult may have to pay child support. Learn more about the criteria used in determining whether an adult has stood in the […]

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  • Family law: Parental income and child support

    Child support refers to payments made by one parent or guardian to another. These payments provide financial support for the benefit of the child or children. The amount of child support payments is determined, in part, by the payor’s income. This article explains how parental income is determined for the purposes of child support. How […]

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