FACT OR FICTION? FAMILY LAW SEPARATIONS  – Part I

FACT OR FICTION? FAMILY LAW SEPARATIONS – Part I

Clients may convince themselves of the accuracy of the information they receive from a friend at the gym or an erstwhile cousin who has already taken the emotional journey of separation and divorce. Their pronouncements about how child support is calculated or the entitlement thresholds for spousal support may be well-intentioned yet perhaps not exactly
Understanding Child Support – The Basics

Understanding Child Support – The Basics

Parents are familiar with the different categories of costs their children incur at an early age, as a teenager, and as an adult child entering a post-secondary educational program. When the family is intact, the expenses are often paid from a joint account. When a couple separates, who pays the child support, how much, and
Property Division and Fully Disclosure in Family Law Settlements

Property Division and Fully Disclosure in Family Law Settlements

In the family law field, clients are asked and expected to produce documents demonstrating their income from all sources, the property of all sorts and debts and liabilities. The probable value and currency, accuracy and completeness of the disclosure are paramount. Why? For a family law lawyer to be able to provide comprehensive legal advice
WHO is managing your nest egg?

WHO is managing your nest egg?

By Referral Resource Julie Brough, CFA, CFP Strangely enough, few people know very much about the person they entrust with their financial security.  It continues to surprise me how little the financial services industry has done to educate their clients to the different skill sets and services available within the industry.  As a result, investors
Crisis during Negotiation of an Agreement

Crisis during Negotiation of an Agreement

Whether clients are married or cohabiting, separation is an emotional and often stressful time. Once the terms of an agreement have been reached on how the negotiations will proceed -collaborative approach, mediation, or traditional negotiations - from there it’s a matter of gathering all the relevant documentation to prove ownership and value. What happens when