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Forum: Financial Issues 02-27-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,276
Posted By DowntroddenDad
I've just in the process of applying for Ontario...

I've just in the process of applying for Ontario Disability Support Payments for my son. His mother doesn't not pay for support for him, he is 21, but he has had serious mental health issues for...
Forum: Financial Issues 02-05-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 995
Posted By DowntroddenDad
I've not had an issue with FRO though others...

I've not had an issue with FRO though others have. My ex hasn't asked for S7. They worked with me when my son left his mom's to live with me.

They don't garnish your wages unless you don't...
Forum: Financial Issues 02-05-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 995
Posted By DowntroddenDad
Of course anything is negotiable, but know that...

Of course anything is negotiable, but know that if it goes in front of a judge, they will be looking for table. That is what you should be planning on. I think all of us payors had to go through a...
Forum: Financial Issues 01-05-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,010
Posted By DowntroddenDad
There is nothing that benefit plans continue. One...

There is nothing that benefit plans continue. One of the parties can ask, as my ex did, but there is nothing that forces that, and my ex backed off.
Forum: Financial Issues 01-05-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,010
Posted By DowntroddenDad
Most benefit plans only allow you to cover a...

Most benefit plans only allow you to cover a spouse, so they end when the marriage does, when the order is complete.
Forum: General Chat 12-05-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,742
Posted By DowntroddenDad
I know you said some. Millions of people...

I know you said some.

Millions of people play these games. So generalization is dangerous.

My clan included quite a few real life soldiers of a few nations. One of them was decorated for...
Forum: General Chat 12-05-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,742
Posted By DowntroddenDad
Depends on your definition of violence. ...

Depends on your definition of violence.

I've killed tens of thousands online, as a online war gamer.

I've never been in a fight other than with my brothers. When my ex dug her nails into my...
Forum: General Chat 12-05-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,742
Posted By DowntroddenDad
I am for free speech and freedom of expression,...

I am for free speech and freedom of expression, even when it is speech or expression I disagree strongly with. Where I would draw the line is reckless endangerment (yelling fire in a crowded theatre)...
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 12-03-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By DowntroddenDad
The only purpose of having the lawyer write it is...

The only purpose of having the lawyer write it is that is shows she is serious. A letter from a lawyer is more threatening.

The letter can be very simple.

It needs to state:

As per our...
Forum: Financial Issues 12-02-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,787
Posted By DowntroddenDad
It may hinge on why she changed jobs. If...

It may hinge on why she changed jobs.

If her old job ended and was no longer available, and the newer job was in the same field and paid less, then she may have a case.

If she voluntarily...
Forum: Parenting Issues 12-01-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,095
Posted By DowntroddenDad
I fully supported my kids bond with my ex's new...

I fully supported my kids bond with my ex's new husband. He would like to be my FB friend, and I haven't gone that far, but they like him and he seems a decent guy, and scary to say, a lot like me -...
Forum: Financial Issues 12-01-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,568
Posted By DowntroddenDad
My kids got it even when my ex didnt. My ex...

My kids got it even when my ex didnt.

My ex shared the document with them. She hadn't worked in years, and thought I'd have lots of money. She didn't take into account that taxes and deductions...
Forum: Introductions 11-27-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,812
Posted By DowntroddenDad
That is a difficult one for sure. My ex...

That is a difficult one for sure.

My ex had seen psychiatrists but never with me, so she kept any diagnosis to herself.

It is a double edged sword, if she is diagnosed formally, then she can...
Forum: Parenting Issues 11-25-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By DowntroddenDad
Pick your battles. If your ex had an ongoing...

Pick your battles. If your ex had an ongoing drinking problem, it might have been worth making the point.

But if this is a one time occurence, and it doesn't impact your life (you didn't have...
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 11-24-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 816
Posted By DowntroddenDad
In my experience the best way to handle this is...

In my experience the best way to handle this is to be very transparent.

Tell your thirteen year old what the agreement says about access, and tell him you have not had any objections with abiding...
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 11-21-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,111
Posted By DowntroddenDad
Getting the OCL involved indicates that the judge...

Getting the OCL involved indicates that the judge feels that the current situation is not in the best interests of the children. It is good for you not to oppose it, it would have made it look...
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 11-21-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,111
Posted By DowntroddenDad
This is the kind of forum that won't sugar coat...

This is the kind of forum that won't sugar coat it.

Take a read on this thread, it is a brief synopsis of how the courts look at access....
Forum: Financial Issues 11-20-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By DowntroddenDad
If she tries again, she will have to start from...

If she tries again, she will have to start from scratch, so there is no point.
Forum: Financial Issues 11-20-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By DowntroddenDad
Whats the point. If FRO considers it closed, it...

Whats the point. If FRO considers it closed, it is closed.
Forum: Parenting Issues 11-20-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,170
Posted By DowntroddenDad
Registered letters are tracked. So are couriers.

Registered letters are tracked. So are couriers.
Forum: Parenting Issues 11-20-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,170
Posted By DowntroddenDad
Find another lawyer. You do not have to go...

Find another lawyer.

You do not have to go to court, and you should not go to court until you have exhausted every option.

YOU can propose a settlement, you don't need your lawyer to do it....
Forum: Financial Issues 11-20-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By DowntroddenDad
I'm also in favour of "Just do it" without...

I'm also in favour of "Just do it" without discussion. If he had a spotless payment record, that would be one thing, but he doesn't, so just go ahead, I don't think there is any point in discussing...
Forum: Parenting Issues 11-19-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,170
Posted By DowntroddenDad
My recommendation: Make a reasonable offer...

My recommendation:

Make a reasonable offer to settle on Child Support and Access.

You can get an estimate on Child support from mysupportcalculator.ca

Propose an access schedule you can...
Forum: Financial Issues 11-19-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,639
Posted By DowntroddenDad
Since our Spousal support was agreed to in a...

Since our Spousal support was agreed to in a separation agreement and not in a court order, we didn't have to go to court to change it. There is a form, but my ex simply wrote a letter and it was...
Forum: Financial Issues 11-19-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,639
Posted By DowntroddenDad
In the end, if one of the parties insists on FRO,...

In the end, if one of the parties insists on FRO, then you have to deal with them.

My separation agreement had a clause drafted by my ex, that we would NOT use FRO unless I became 30 days behind...
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