When and Why Retirement is NOT Considered a Material Change in Circumstances

Hanniman v Hanniman, 2017 ONSC 7536
Eight months after signing a separation agreement, the Applicant voluntarily retired from the RCMP at the age of 52 after a 35 year career. He is moving to terminate his spousal support obligations and his obligation to maintain the Respondent as a beneficiary of his life insurance policy, due to a material change in circumstances.
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How Emails Can Impact Your Family Law Matter

Clark v Moxley, 2017 ONSC 4971
This case – regarding a parenting dispute about whether there should be an equal parenting schedule and whether the child should attend the school of his choice or the school that his mother had chosen for him – serves as a caution and reminder about how the use of emails (and social media, generally) can impact one’s family law matter.
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Incarceration for Defaulting on Child Support Obligations

The Director, Family Responsibility Office For the benefit of N.S. (Applicant) AND W.G. (Respondent)
The Director of the Family Responsibility Office (hereinafter, “FRO”), brought a default proceeding against the Father for failure to honour the Child Support Order of the Honourable Justice Sheila O’Connell. The Father was in default of child support arrears in the amount of $58,993.00. He missed over 86 support payments since 2010.
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