Ask a Lawyer – “My spouse and I have been living under the same roof but living our own lives. Does this count as “living separate and apart” for the purpose of a divorce?”

With financial pressures, it is becoming increasingly common to live together post-separation. In fact, the Ontario Supreme Court addressed this issue in the decision McBennett v Danis. The couple lived separate and apart, but under the same roof; in order to determine whether a couple is living “separate and apart” for the purpose of a…

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Ask a Lawyer – “I was fired from my job. What are my rights?”

Determining what your rights are if you lose your job largely depends on the facts of your case. If your ex-workplace is unionized, the termination provisions will be governed by the collective labour agreement. In this case, you should talk to your union representative so that your matter could proceed through the labour grievance process.…

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