Surviving Your Divorce: A Guide to Canadian Family Law

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 28, 2008 - Family & Relationships - 320 pages
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Divorce doesn't have to be messy and bitter to be difficult. Even the most amicable break-ups are tough for everyone concerned. It's hard to understand and deal with the legal and financial consequences of a marriage breakdown in such an emotionally charged time. Surviving Your Divorce is the breakthrough book that takes readers past the legal jargon of divorce and offers clear and candid guidance on how to survive a divorce or separation legally, financially, and emotionally. It combines essential information about the law with practical advice on everyday issues.

  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Emotional Stages of Marriage Breakdown
10
Take Charge of the Relationship
23
Understanding Family Law and the Legal System
39
Dissolving the Marriage Vows
56
Get Your Fair Share from the Marriage Partnership
71
Every Parents Top Priority
91
Financial Assistance After Separation
125
Making an Order Stick
204
Chapter 13 Grandparents and Other Interested Persons
225
A Problem that Just Wont Go Away
235
Managing Your RelationshipContractually
247
Chapter 16 Family Law and Your Will
257
Going It Alone?
264
Appendix A Some Important Paperwork
275
Appendix B Canadian Child Support Guidelines
299

Chapter 8 CommonLaw Spouses Have Rights Too
151
Avoiding the Courtroom
163
Going to Court
177
Mediation Arbitration and Collaborative Family Law
191
Glossary
305
Index
313
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Michael Cochrane, LL.B., has been practising law in Ontario for over 26 years and is a partner with the firm Ricketts, Harris LLP. He is the host of Strictly Legal on ROB TV and has appeared as a guest legal expert on many radio and TV programs, including Canada AM, CBC’s Counterspin, and TVO. He writes a regular column for Luxe Magazine, and speaks frequently on a variety of legal topics to companies, associations, and at conferences. Visit his website at www.michaelcochrane.ca.

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