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Lavie v. Lavie, 2018 ONCA 10: The appellant father appealed a 2015 trial decision, raising more than 20 grounds, including the trial judge’s imputation of income to him but not to the respondent mother. The parties began living together in …

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The Family Responsibility Office (FRO) is a program of the Ministry of Community and Social Services that collects and distributes court-ordered child and spousal support payments. If the person paying support fails to do so, FRO can enforce the court …

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Colucci v. Colucci, 2017 ONCA 892: This Court of Appeal decision established that the court has jurisdiction to vary child support under s.17 of the Divorce Act even after the children are over the age of 18 and therefore no …

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The Family Responsibility Office (FRO) is a program of the Ministry of Community and Social Services that collects and distributes court-ordered child and spousal support payments. If the person paying support fails to do so, FRO can enforce the court …

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The Family Responsibility Office (FRO) is part of Ontario’s Ministry of Community and Social Services. It is responsible for collecting and distributing child and spousal support orders. Where the person paying the support is not doing so, FRO can take …

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Two recent cases – one dealing with child support and the other with spousal support – explore the appropriateness of incarcerating a payor who is in considerable arrears. In Ontario (Family Responsibility Office v Arruda, 2014 ONCJ 455, Mr Arruda …

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The issue of retroactive child support is somewhat complex. Generally, orders of any kind in family court are only retroactive to the date the Applicant started court proceedings. This is intended to prevent situations where someone, many years after they …

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Johnston v Mayer 2014 MBQB 197 addresses whether the mother (Ms Mayer) has to pay retroactive child support to the father (Mr. Johnston), whether the father should be found in contempt of court for his breaches of the interim custody …

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In the case of Navarro v Parrish, 2014 ONSC 3222, the mother brought an application for child support in Ontario, where she lives with the child. The father lives in Florida. The father brought a motion contesting the jurisdiction of …

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In the case of Starr v Starr, 2008 CarswellOnt 11318 (Ont. S.C.J.), Justice Timms allows the father to set off his child support arrears against money owed to him by the mother. This is an unusual decision, because courts generally …

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