Where you have partnered with someone who has children from another relationship and you subsequently separate, you may have an obligation to pay child support for those children.
When a child is travelling outside of Canada, a Consent to such travel from the non-travelling parent(s) is always a good idea. It is not uncommon for officials in Canada to question a child’s departure out of Canada. Obtaining a travel consent letter can save a parent last minute issues on the day of your departure at the airport or other border crossing. A travel consent for parents is often also necessary for a child to travel into another country, particularly outside of North America.
Tax filing season will shortly be upon us. How may this impact those who are involved in, or in 2017 have concluded, a family law case?
Legal fees paid for family law matters are generally not tax deductible. However, an exception may be available to recipients of support who, in the previous tax year, have obtained an Order or reached an agreement in which they are the recipients of support. Read More…