Archive for April 2016

Motions for substituted service

Any initiating court document, including an Application for an uncontested divorce, must be served in person on the responding party. This is called “special service”. Normally, you would hire a professional process server to serve the materials on the individual at their home or place of work. However, if you’ve been out of touch with…

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Online calculation service for child support introduced

The Ministry of the Attorney General has introduced a new online service for calculating, or recalculating, child support. Amendments to family law legislation allow a government agency to offer calculations (or recalculations) of child support to reflect changes in the income of the payor. These calculations can be done for both the table amount of…

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Large costs award in family case gains media attention

Following a 36 day trial, an Ontario judge awarded close to $200,000.00 in costs against a responding party in a protracted custody and access dispute where the father was awarded sole custody of his daughter. In Jackson v. Mayerle, the father had spent about $300,000.00 in legal costs, and the mother had spent $200,000.00. Because…

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Large costs award in family case gains media attention

Any initiating court document, including an Application for an uncontested divorce, must be served in person on the responding party. This is called “special service”. Normally, you would hire a professional process server to serve the materials on the individual at their home or place of work. However, if you’ve been out of touch with…

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