The parties, Mr. and Ms. Butler began living together in 1979. They were married in 1982 and raised two children (both adults now). The couple jointly owned their home. Throughout their relationship and after, Mr. Butler worked on the automotive assembly line at Honda Canada. Ms. Butler assumed the role of a traditional stay-at-home mother; she maintained the home, cared for and raised the children, and had no substantial paid employment over the last 26 years.
The Appellant wife and Respondent husband married in December 1982. They separated after 27 years of marriage in March 2010. Following the wife’s retirement during the marriage, the husband started his own business in 1986, ACCE Inc., of which the parties were equal shareholders and served as the company’s directors.
The parties were married for 9 years before separating in 2014. There were 3 young children of the marriage, ages 1, 5, and 6, and the wife was on maternity leave at the time of separation.
Approximately 2 months before separating, the husband secured a new position as a financial advisor at Raymond James for which his employment contract structured his pay as follows.
The Respondent was successful at a four-day trial on the main issues including spousal support for herself and child support to be paid by the Applicant. Following cost submissions by the parties, the judge ordered the Applicant to pay the Respondent $54,700 in costs.
Given the increasing demand for further education in the marketplace, and the challenges that now face young adults trying to break into the workforce, it is no surprise that children are now becoming financially independent well into their adult years. As such, child support payors may be concerned about whether and how much child support should be paid for their adult children.
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This case addresses the following issues and considers potential basis for appealing a trial court decision with respect to each issue: In what circumstances can a court award sole custody? Does a court have the discretion to order child support in an amount which was determined based on past income? Can a gift or bequest…
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Korman v. Korman, 2015 ONCA 578 An important issue addressed by this case was whether income should be imputed based on a pattern of monetary gifts and/or dividend income allocated to a spouse by the spouse’s parent. BACKGROUND Mr. Korman (the Appellant), and Ms. Korman (the respondent), were married 21 years before separating in 2009. …
Issues on Appeal This case addresses the following issue: Whether a spouse may right to have sole discretion over jointly owned property; Whether a spousal support payor’s ability to pay should impact the quantum of spousal support awarded; and What constitutes “bad faith” when assigning costs. Background 64-year-old Giuseppe Scalia (”Joe”) and 54-year-old Giuseppina Scalia…