As we continue to grapple with the public health and economic aspects of COVID-19, an unfortunate side effect is going under-reported. Canada is going to see a spike in divorces as a result of the pandemic, leading to increased demand on the courts once they’re fully operational.
While we generally leave the accountancy questions to the experts, a common topic that arises in family law is whether or not child and spousal benefits are taxable in Canada. In this blog, we provide the answers.
Section 7 child support expenses include extracurricular activities, like hockey, or health expenses, like orthotics. Many parents are not sure of what section 7 child support expenses are, and who should pay for them. This confusion can create conflict between separated parents: one thinks the other doesn’t care about his/her children to pay for various expenses; the other thinks he/she is paying too much. Read on to learn all about section 7 expenses — what qualifies and how they are split between parents.
What do you do if you cannot afford a family lawyer? Navigating the legal system can be intimidating and expensive. Many people feel that they cannot afford to retain a lawyer. As a result, these people may decide not to pursue their legal matter, or choose to represent themselves. However, this is not your only option — there are systems in place to support you.