Family Law Blog

Family law client in China thanks Jeff Li for success in matrimonial property claim

February 16, 2018

Translation Dear Mr. Li: I cannot express more of my gratitude towards you. After I married my irresponsible ex-husband, a Chinese-Canadian, he unilaterally filed for divorce in Canada regardless my extremely difficult situation in China. He did not provide me with any support, and I even almost could not obtain a divorce certificate. Fortunately my…

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Status Reviews and Children’s Aid Society (CAS)

November 28, 2017

By: Ashley Iyathurai Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice. You should contact the Law Office of Jeff Jiehui Li, or another experienced family lawyer if you are concerned about your family law issues. One of the functions of the Children’s Aid Society (CAS) is…

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New Federal Child Support Guidelines came into effect

November 23, 2017

By: Jeff Li On November 21, 2017, the new updated Federal Child Support Guidelines and the corresponding Child Support Table came into effect. It is important for those parents who pay or receive child support to use the new Tables to determine the quantum of child support. Backgrounder: Child Support and Child Support Tables In…

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Beware limitation periods affecting your equalization claim

October 24, 2017

  By: Ashley Iyathurai and Jeff Li Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice. You should contact the Law Office of Jeff Jiehui Li, or another experienced family lawyer if you are concerned about your family law issues. When married couples separate or divorce, they…

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Getting security for your property & support claims 

October 13, 2017

By: Ashley Iyathurai Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice. You should contact the Law Office of Jeff Jiehui Li, or another experienced family lawyer if you are concerned about your family law issues. Under the Family Law Act, a party can take steps to…

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Drafting Errors in Domestic Contracts – Is it Enforceable?

September 28, 2017

By: Gabriel Leung and Jeff J. Li Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice. You should contact family law lawyer Jeff Jiehui Li if you are concerned about your family law issues. While many couples who separate continue to live separately from one another, occasionally,…

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Spousal support for high income earners

September 20, 2017

By: Ashley Iyathurai Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice. You should contact the Law Office of Jeff Jiehui Li, or another experienced family lawyer if you are concerned about your family law issues. When spouses split, the higher earning spouse may owe the other…

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Seeking relief in Ontario after a foreign court has granted a divorce

February 24, 2017

By: Jeff Li and Ashley Iyathurai Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice. You should contact Jeff J. Li Professional Corporation or a family lawyer if you are concerned about your family law issues. After a foreign court granted a divorce, can either of the…

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Plan for a stress-free holiday – Tips for separating parents

December 6, 2016

By: Ashley Iyathurai, Law Office of Jeff Jiehui Li Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice. You should contact Jeff J. Li or a family lawyer if you are concerned about your family law issues. With the upcoming holidays, many parents will be finalizing their…

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Cost orders and awards in family law litigation

July 11, 2016

By: Ashley Iyathurai Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice. You should contact Jeff Li or a family lawyer if you are concerned about your family law issues. While costs are often at the forefront of every litigant’s mind, it might surprise some litigants to…

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