Marriage

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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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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New Divorce Process for Certain Non-residents Who Married in Canada

August 24, 2013

[The following is a news release provided by Jeff Li, Toronto Family Law Lawyer.] OTTAWA, August 16, 2013 – The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced the coming into force of a new divorce process for certain non-resident couples who married in Canada. “I am pleased to…

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Woman sues fertility clinic for $400,000 after husband ‘ran off with the couple’s nurse’

August 14, 2013

[Source: dailymail.co.uk] A Canadian woman is suing a fertility clinic (Markham Fertility Centre, near Toronto, Ontario) for $400,000, after alleging her husband ran off with the couple’s nurse. Po Leung, 44, claims her husband Stuart Westcott was having a secret affair with their nurse Wendy Shanks during their $60,000 treatment. She became pregnant through in-vitro fertilisation…

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Family law needs holistic approach

July 31, 2013

[Source: Law Times] The issues family law litigants face can be addressed not just by the justice system, but through a more holistic approach that leverages the connection and know-how of other community services, according to the Law Commission of Ontario’s final report on family law reform. Part of running an effective family law system means identifying…

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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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