Divorce

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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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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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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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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Restraining Order in Family Law: What is it, and how to get it?

June 13, 2016

By: Jeff Jiehui 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 Li or a family lawyer if you are concerned about your family law issues.   When a couple’s relationship deteriorates, sometimes a restraining order will be necessary…

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Spousal Support and Family Law (Part III): Spousal Support and Separation Agreement

August 22, 2014

By Jeff Jiehui Li Family Law Lawyer based in Toronto, Ontario If spouses entered into a separation agreement, or an order was issued on the parties’ consent, can a party change the terms of spousal support later? The answer is positive. In so doing, however, the court needs to strike a fine balance between the…

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Spousal Support and Family Law (II): Overarching Principle and the Advisory Guidelines

July 24, 2014

By Jeff Jiehui Li* The “Overarching Principle” Having reviewed different factors and objectives the court needs to consider in ordering spousal support, one may ask: what is spousal support really for? In one word, spousal support is best viewed as a means for equitable sharing the economic consequences of the marriage (or cohabitation) and its…

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Spousal Support and Family Law (I): Statutory Provisions and Case Law

March 20, 2014

By Jeff Jiehui Li* Determination of the entitlement, quantum and duration of spousal support is one of the most complex issues in family law.  In Ontario, an order for spousal support is governed by two acts: the Divorce Act, which is under the federal jurisdiction (Canada); and the Family Law Act, which is under provincial…

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Successful Representation at the Court of Appeal by Jeff Li

March 6, 2014

[This is an email received after Jeff Li won an appeal involving matrimonial home, property division, child support and imputed income issues. The family law appeal was heard at the Court of Appeal for Ontario, Osgoode Hall, Toronto.] Dear Jeff: I’m writing this letter to formally thank you for representing me at my difficult appeal lawsuit. What is…

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