Domestic Contract

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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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 (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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Difficult Separation Agreement Issues Resolved

May 28, 2013

I wish to express my great appreciation for Jeff Li’s professional legal advice regarding my family law case. I have been suffering for a long period of time in negotiation with my other half regarding the property dispute. After I had Jeff Li represent me for those issues, it has been soon resolved, and he…

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The art of negotiation

February 16, 2013

Most people know lawyers argue and fight in the court. Few people know, however, lawyers are negotiators who constantly try to make the deal outside the court. Think about that, in both family law and business law contexts, 90-95% of the disputes will eventually be settled outside the court at certain stage. Even if a…

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Changes to the Family Law Rules effective January 1, 2013

February 1, 2013

  A Notice of Profession with respect to the changes to Family Law Rules was published and reproduced below. The changes became effective January 1, 2013. NOTICE TO PROFESSION CHANGES TO THE FAMILY LAW RULES IN FORCE JANUARY 1, 2013 Please note that O. Reg. 388/12 and O. Reg 389/121 come into force on January…

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Marriage Contracts, Cohabitation Agreements and Separation Agreements

October 27, 2011

By Jeff Li 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 get married or live together, a set of rights with respect to support and…

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Dividing Family Property in Ontario

October 5, 2011

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 couples separate or divorce, the issue arises of how to divide the family property. For married couples, the Family…

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Special “Properties” of the Matrimonial Home

September 19, 2011

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. Whenever contemplating marriage, divorce or separation, one should pay special attention to the matrimonial home. In family law, the matrimonial…

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