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Child Support and Post-Secondary Education Costs

Child Support and Post-Secondary Education Costs

By Kathleen Wells, Wells Family Law When families with small children separate, it is generally accepted that the parent who does not have primary parenting of the child must pay some measure of child support, yet there is often confusion about how long they must...

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The Meaning of Custody and the Best Interests of the Child

The Meaning of Custody and the Best Interests of the Child

By Kathleen Wells, Wells Family Law When families with children are going through a separation, often the most significant disputes involve children and custody arrangements. Obviously, parents will be concerned that their children receive the best possible care, but...

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Retroactive Spousal Support Payments and Income Tax Benefits

Retroactive Spousal Support Payments and Income Tax Benefits

By Kathleen Wells, Wells Family Law When the court orders that one spouse must pay the other spousal support, the order is usually forward-looking. The paying spouse is required to pay a certain amount of support for an express period of time. However, occasionally...

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What Does the Court Mean When it Awards Costs?

What Does the Court Mean When it Awards Costs?

By Kathleen Wells, Wells Family Law What is a Cost Award? When a court action reaches its end, the judge will generally make a statement about costs, their amount, and which party has to pay them. Basically, a costs award is given to the party that won the lawsuit to...

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