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Family Law

Divorce: what you need to know

procédure de divorce

Is your relationship at a point where you are definitely considering a divorce? This article will help you better understand the different elements to consider for your divorce. This discussion is in two parts. In the first part (A), we will discuss the general formalities/procedure of divorce. In the second part (B), we will discuss […]

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SEPARATION OF “COMMON-LAW” (DE FACTO) COUPLES

séparation de conjoints de fait

by Me Alice Florian In Quebec, approximately 40%1 of couples live in a de facto union (in other jurisdictions referred to as a common-law relationship). De facto spouses cohabit and may start a family, but they never marry or unite in a civil union. However, under the Civil Code of Quebec, the status of a […]

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CUSTODY AND RELOCATION AWAY FROM QUEBEC

After a break up, a parent may want to get closer to his or her country or province of origin in order to rebuild a new life. But what about the child and the parent remaining in Quebec? Obviously, shared custody is not possible. This discussion will briefly review the factors that a Court will […]

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