Family Law

Family Law in the Time of Covid-19 (Ontario Court of Justice)

As I write this, the Ontario Court of Justice has just expanded its operations to begin hearing previously adjourned Case Conferences.  This is the first step to seeing a light at the end of the tunnel that is the Ontario courthouse Covid-19 response and restrictions on family law proceedings. On March 28, 2020, the Ontario [...]

By |2020-05-19T09:54:36-04:00May 19th, 2020|Family Law|Comments Off on Family Law in the Time of Covid-19 (Ontario Court of Justice)

Bankruptcy and Equalization – Rusinek Case

Rusinek & Associates v. Arachchilage & Baliah, 2020 ONSC 1090 (CanLII) Following separation, the Husband filed for bankruptcy. Neither spouse commenced an application for equalization of net family properties. The Husband’s trustee in bankruptcy was appointed to discharge the Husband’s unsecured liability of $282,700. The Trustee in bankruptcy commenced an application for equalization of an [...]

By |2020-04-24T10:32:05-04:00April 24th, 2020|Bankruptcy, Family Law|Comments Off on Bankruptcy and Equalization – Rusinek Case

Retroactive Child Support and Annual Income Disclosure

Can a support payor be ordered to pay what in retrospect should have been paid annually? For example, if the support payor was ordered to pay support for two children in the year 2012 based on an income of $80,000.00 that would have produced a Child Support Guidelines payment of $1,172 per month. If the [...]

By |2019-12-09T09:35:04-05:00December 9th, 2019|Family Law|Comments Off on Retroactive Child Support and Annual Income Disclosure