Frequently Asked Questions


Family Law

1. What are the grounds for divorce in Toronto?

In Toronto, the Divorce Act recognizes both fault and no-fault grounds for divorce. Common grounds include adultery, cruelty, and separation for at least one year.

2. How is child custody determined in Toronto family law cases?

Child custody is determined based on the best interests of the child. Factors considered include the child's relationship with each parent, stability, and the ability to provide a nurturing environment.

3. Can I modify a child support agreement in Toronto?

Yes, child support agreements can be modified if there is a significant change in circumstances. This may include changes in income, employment, or the needs of the child.

Wills & Estates

4. Why do I need a will in Toronto?

Having a will in Toronto is crucial for specifying how your assets will be distributed after your death. It ensures your wishes are followed and can simplify the probate process for your loved ones.

5. What is the role of an executor in Toronto estates?

The executor is responsible for administering the estate according to the terms of the will. This includes paying debts, distributing assets, and navigating the probate process in Toronto.

6. Can I contest a will in Toronto?

Yes, you can contest a will in Toronto under certain circumstances, such as if you believe the testator lacked mental capacity or was unduly influenced. It's advisable to seek legal advice for such matters.

Disclaimer: The information provided on this FAQ page is for general informational purposes only and may not reflect the most current legal standards or interpretations. Laws can change, and the content presented here does not constitute legal advice. Always consult with a qualified legal professional for advice tailored to your specific situation. The legal landscape may change without notice, and it's recommended to seek updated information regarding family law matters. Please feel free to contact our office.