Family property division

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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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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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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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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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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Equalization Claim and Bankruptcy

April 24, 2013

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. For many people, family law and bankruptcy are two completely fields that never overlap. However, the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act…

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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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