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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 divorce proceeding of Mantella v. Mantella, counsel inadvertently failed to produce one document, the valuation of Mr. Mantella's fatherís shares, prepared years earlier for an estate freeze. Mr. Mantella's own shares had been gifted to him so were excluded property and not subject to sharing under the Family Law Act. [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.]
Stark v. Little - Ontario Joint Custody Laws During Separation
Kimberly Stark and Alexander Little were married in 1999 and birthed two children before their separation in 2005. The case of Stark v. Little originated when Stark wanted to move to New Hampshire with her same-sex partner and bring the children she bore with Little with her. She contended that the same-sex partner was a minister and supplied a substantial income and a high quality of life for the children.
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