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Family law can often be the most painful area of the law to deal with. Not only are you facing emotional strains from trying to sustain a relationship with your children, spouse, or other family members, you may also be dealing with the financial implications of altering your current family structure. Family Law News is intended to assist you in understanding the legal implications of your current family law situation and keep you up to date with current news that can affect your family.
In the Province of Ontario family law case of Lombardi v. Mehnert, the mother of a child took her child away from an allegedly abusive father and moved into a shelter in New York, not far from where the couple lived. The father allegedly violated court orders and contacted the woman at the shelter where she was staying with the child. [Read more.]
Question: I have a common law spouse and we shared a home together. The house belonged to her prior to our relationship and title is solely in her name, but I have been living in the home with her for almost four years now. We have separated. Do I have any rights to the house? [Read more.]
Donald v. Leyton - Responsible Lifestyles and Ontario Child Custody Law
David Donald of Hamilton, Ontario, and Paola Leyton of Santiago, Chile, were married in Chile in 2002 and moved to Ontario with her mother in 2005. The couple subsequently birthed a child. In 2006, Leyton and her mother took the child out of the Donald-Leyton household and didn't leave an address of where they were staying. Leyton claimed Donald had become an alcoholic and had sexually assaulted them.
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