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Forum: Divorce & Family Law 11-24-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By Kinso
Lack of a retainer agreement is a problem. ...

Lack of a retainer agreement is a problem.

Tasks should be sufficiently described on the bill to understand what was done in a general way.

The classic "$5,000 for services rendered" is not...
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 11-11-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 549
Posted By Kinso
Mediation may end up being a waste of time but it...

Mediation may end up being a waste of time but it doesn't hurt to try.

If you want to save money go without your lawyer and insist on 'shuttle' mediation. In shuttle mediation you and your ex are...
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 11-06-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By Kinso
Yes. Not giving the right of reply would violate...

Yes. Not giving the right of reply would violate fundamental Justice.
Forum: Financial Issues 10-19-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 859
Posted By Kinso
I love Justice Quinn. If he wasn't retired I'd...

I love Justice Quinn. If he wasn't retired I'd take files in St. Catherine's just to appear before him.
Forum: Financial Issues 10-19-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 859
Posted By Kinso
True, but an interim motion for spousal support...

True, but an interim motion for spousal support won't take years to be heard, and one does risk costs if not successful. If the claim is all but certain (ask your lawyer about this), then offering...
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 09-30-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By Kinso
This is not a question people on this forum can...

This is not a question people on this forum can answer. We've never met your kids, and know nothing about your work/life/living situation.

Also, if you cannot answer this question, maybe seeking...
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 09-22-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By Kinso
Yes. You need to 'serve' your former lawyer, as...

Yes. You need to 'serve' your former lawyer, as well as the opposing party with the Form 4. And then file the Form 4 with a 6B showing you've served the lawyer / OC.

Other posters are correct...
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 09-01-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By Kinso
I concur that 18+ "Children" should be more...

I concur that 18+ "Children" should be more responsible for their own finances. However, in family law that is not the presumptive method of payment.

Key word in this is 'should'
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 08-25-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By Kinso
100% true. Drafting is the easy part... it's the...

100% true. Drafting is the easy part... it's the negotiation that eats up hours.
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 08-25-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 661
Posted By Kinso
Probably not.

Probably not.
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 08-24-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 661
Posted By Kinso
Then it’s a question of reasonableness and...

Then it’s a question of reasonableness and imputation.
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 08-24-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 661
Posted By Kinso
If known they would prefer to use your income at...

If known they would prefer to use your income at the time.

So if there are arrears for 2018, they’ll use your 2018 income.
Forum: Financial Issues 08-24-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By Kinso
Probably not. Hopefully you get some...

Probably not.

Hopefully you get some credit.

Prepare for the fact that without an agreement, you may just be making a generous donation to your ex.
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 08-24-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By Kinso
Flat fee is dangerous for this as it's not...

Flat fee is dangerous for this as it's not possible to know how much negotiation will be needed. I'd be weary of flat fee.
Forum: Financial Issues 08-22-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By Kinso
A proper answer is going to go beyond the scope...

A proper answer is going to go beyond the scope of this forum. You need a lawyer to assist you.

There is no easy answer because the outcome depends on:


Who paid what
The availability of...
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 08-22-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By Kinso
No. Children (even adult children) should...

No.

Children (even adult children) should not be parties to these agreements. This is an even worse idea than lump sum child support.
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 08-21-2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 994
Posted By Kinso
It won't stop court from hearing the matter....

It won't stop court from hearing the matter. Child support is the right of the child and cannot be contracted out of. Regardless of circumstance.
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 08-21-2021, 10:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 994
Posted By Kinso
RRSP withdrawals are income for support purposes.

RRSP withdrawals are income for support purposes.
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 08-21-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 994
Posted By Kinso
Lawyer here, at best you'll get credit for the...

Lawyer here, at best you'll get credit for the lump sum payment. No lawyer can fully contract you out of future child support, nor prevent someone from bringing you to court.
Forum: Financial Issues 07-28-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,389
Posted By Kinso
Yes I'm a lawyer in good standing with the LSO. ...

Yes I'm a lawyer in good standing with the LSO.

But in fairness to trueblue... and to anyone here looking for help.. there can always be more facts that change the analysis. Which is why nothing...
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 07-25-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By Kinso
That said if I was convinced the scope of work...

That said if I was convinced the scope of work could be done for significantly less, I would take a smaller retainer. Call around, see what you can find.

Don’t however assure the lawyer it’s...
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 07-25-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By Kinso
I’m a family lawyer in the GTA and always take...

I’m a family lawyer in the GTA and always take at least a $3,000 retainer I’m happy to refund what isn’t used, but it takes a certain amount of work to get things done properly.
Forum: Financial Issues 07-22-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 343
Posted By Kinso
Presuming lawyer fees would be incurred after the...

Presuming lawyer fees would be incurred after the date of separation. It would not reduce your NFP value.
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 07-21-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By Kinso
1) Retain (even if only on limited scope) a...

1) Retain (even if only on limited scope) a lawyer.

2) Start a court application for support/property/divorce
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 07-16-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By Kinso
You should 100% consult with a lawyer, and at...

You should 100% consult with a lawyer, and at least hire one to keep in your back pocket. Do not file anything without running it by the lawyer to make sure you're not shooting yourself in the foot. ...
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