Bankruptcy and Support Obligations

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in Family Law on Tuesday, September 11, 2018.

Separation may impose additional financial burden on people, especially when a separated/divorced parent needs to pay spousal/partner support or child support. This is understandable because the support payor would generally find it very difficult to maintain the same lifestyle he or she had prior to the...

Divorce Act Changes Put Children First and Reflect 20 Years of Discussion with the Family-Justice Community

On behalf of Osuji & Smith posted in Family Law on Tuesday, July 24, 2018

For more than 20 years, the Federal Divorce Act, especially the Bill C-78, hasn't proposed a significant change as we know now. Emphasizing alternatives to courtroom battles and by using neutral language for the sharing of parental responsibilities are important steps for the family-law system.

The government...