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Forum: Divorce & Family Law 03-17-2010, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,269
Posted By catchison
A sure way to stir up trouble

In response to the amazement that you seem to have over the exwifes response to the fathers action. It is not uncommon for mothers to want to have primary custody of the child, and in most cases...
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 01-31-2010, 12:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,251
Posted By catchison
first right of refusal

The key to gaining what you want from your exwife is to identify the reason why she is resisting you. It is doubtful that it is wise to spend any money "forcing" her to comply, which only reinforces...
Forum: Divorce Support 11-20-2009, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,166
Posted By catchison
At the end of the day, in almost every situation...

At the end of the day, in almost every situation all parties are worse off financially after a divorce. Especially the breadwinner if the wife has never worked and there are children involved. It...
Forum: Divorce Support 11-19-2009, 12:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,166
Posted By catchison
Not just CS these days, spousal in there too.

I understand your concern, however the law seems to have swung way over to equalize incomes which means you would pay the Child support guidelines, and whatever the spousal support guidelines state...
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 10-21-2009, 11:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,881
Posted By catchison
going to media

The Toronto Star has had several articles about the foolishness in family law. The Reporter was Susan Pigg. She might be willing to do an article about this case. You could google her articles.
If...
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 10-09-2009, 12:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,906
Posted By catchison
Exclamation After seeing the carnage that happens in family...

After seeing the carnage that happens in family court, I will give you the best advice I can think of. The most important thing you can do for your children is to love their mother, even if you...
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 10-08-2009, 11:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,293
Posted By catchison
If she is making 65,000 then your additional...

If she is making 65,000 then your additional $714.00 will add 8568.00, bringing her closer but still not up to your income. Be thankful she does work, as otherwise you would be paying her up to half...
Forum: Financial Issues 10-02-2009, 12:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,861
Posted By catchison
I understand where you are coming from, KK, but...

I understand where you are coming from, KK, but unfortunately if there are not some hard and fast rules, you would find a lot of NCP would choose not to help if they had the choice, and although I...
Forum: Financial Issues 10-02-2009, 12:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,140
Posted By catchison
I think it is a given that all persons...

I think it is a given that all persons considering divorce now are looking for ways to minimize the damage, or maximize the payout, not just business owners. It would be a really good idea for a...
Forum: Financial Issues 10-02-2009, 12:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,861
Posted By catchison
It would be easy to assume that there is jealousy...

It would be easy to assume that there is jealousy on the side of the first wife, and in your case perhaps some justifiable bitterness as well, however many first wives just want to move on too, and...
Forum: Financial Issues 10-01-2009, 04:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,568
Posted By catchison
I am a single Mom who has worked my entire life...

I am a single Mom who has worked my entire life and never received a dime of "spousal support" and I can tell you that the cost of raising a child is much more than just the monetary amount in the...
Forum: Financial Issues 10-01-2009, 03:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,568
Posted By catchison
Not all is unfair

I agree that the spousal support guidelines are flawed. They encourage people to manipulate the system to set up a cash for life from an unsuspecting spouse. Many spouses so damaged by this will...
Forum: Financial Issues 10-01-2009, 02:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,568
Posted By catchison
Have a friend who recently went through this and...

Have a friend who recently went through this and the general rule is that if you have been married for over 20 years then spousal support will be "indefinite" which means probably forever. they base...
Forum: Financial Issues 10-01-2009, 02:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,861
Posted By catchison
Presuming that you do want to help your child get...

Presuming that you do want to help your child get an education and that you are willing to help out, the maximum a court usually orders is 50% of all costs including on and off campus residence. It...
Forum: Financial Issues 10-01-2009, 01:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,875
Posted By catchison
As long as the CP is looking out for the needs of...

As long as the CP is looking out for the needs of the child I would suggest to you that the legal costs you will incur trying to change this with a non cooperative CP would not be worth the fight. ...
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 10-01-2009, 01:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,062
Posted By catchison
I would caution you that if you push too hard, he...

I would caution you that if you push too hard, he might decide to work less, not pay more. Is it really fair to expect the woman he lives with to subsidize his past life and children created with...
Forum: Common Law Issues 10-01-2009, 01:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,766
Posted By catchison
Have the mortgage changed over to you so that you...

Have the mortgage changed over to you so that you have the full ownership of the house since you have paid for it this seems fair. Once this is done, then have a lawyer send him a formal document...
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 10-01-2009, 01:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,354
Posted By catchison
This may be really hard to do, but try to live...

This may be really hard to do, but try to live your life from the comfort of your home, make sure you write down every thing she does in a book, outlining her attempts to have you charged with...
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 10-01-2009, 01:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,531
Posted By catchison
Normally the family responsibility office is the...

Normally the family responsibility office is the organization that ensures court orders are followed. have you been in touch with them? Their next step would be to take his license away, then his...
Forum: Divorce Support 04-01-2009, 11:48 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 39,805
Posted By catchison
reasons for breakdown

I don't think the list of reasons for breakdown is complete without adultery. It is probably one of the biggies.
Forum: Financial Issues 04-01-2009, 11:40 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 19,006
Posted By catchison
After watching a close friend (no children but...

After watching a close friend (no children but 20yrs plus marriage) separate at age 42, pay $2300 per month for 5 yrs, tried to reduce and get on with his life, his ex used the old saw of...
Forum: Financial Issues 04-01-2009, 11:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,147
Posted By catchison
lowering child support

To pharmdad,
Best idea is to see if Mom will agree to this, if so then get it in writing, and start making lower payments. Otherwise a motion to vary will have to be started and the process put...
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