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Ask a Divorce Lawyer: 2011 Case of The Year: Kerr v. Baranow

Posted February 20, 2012 | 02/20/12 12:42 AM ET

Brahm Siegel is a Toronto family law and divorce lawyer, mediator and arbitrator. He will answer your questions on all aspects of family law. Write to him at bsiegel@nathenssiegel.com.

In Ontario, we don't divide property between married persons literally in half or "in specie." Instead, we have a law that...

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Ask a Divorce Lawyer: Mediation: Evaluate or Facilitate?

Posted February 13, 2012 | 02/13/12 12:09 AM ET

Brahm Siegel is a Toronto family law and divorce lawyer, mediator and arbitrator. He will answer your questions on all aspects of family law. Write to him at bsiegel@nathenssiegel.com.

Most folks know about mediation. Mediation is a method of dispute resolution where the parties agree on and appoint an independent...

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Ask a Divorce Lawyer: Is 2-2-3 the New Parenting Plan of the Year?

1 Comments | Posted January 30, 2012 | 01/30/12 03:48 PM ET

Brahm Siegel is a Toronto family law and divorce lawyer, mediator and arbitrator. He will answer your questions on all aspects of family law. Write to him at bsiegel@nathenssiegel.com.

Back in 1995 when I started practising family law, the standard parenting schedule was pretty straightforward: The children resided primarily with...

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Ask a Divorce Lawyer: Am I on the Hook for Alimony?

11 Comments | Posted January 23, 2012 | 01/23/12 02:21 PM ET

When I started writing this column a few short months ago I promised you some reader email. The following query, my first received so far, comes from "Dave," in Ontario:

"My question concerns alimony. I have been married 21 years and even though my wife and I aren't planning to...
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Ask a Divorce Lawyer: How Is Property Divided?

Posted January 16, 2012 | 01/16/12 01:57 AM ET

(Brahm Siegel is a Toronto family law and divorce lawyer, mediator and arbitrator. He is here to answer your questions on all aspects of family law. Write to him at bsiegel@nathenssiegel.com)

Q: How is property divided after a marriage breakdown?

In Ontario and most other provinces, each party's assets and...

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Ask a Divorce Lawyer: What Are Retained Earnings?

Posted January 9, 2012 | 01/09/12 04:16 AM ET

Brahm Siegel is a Toronto family law and divorce lawyer, mediator and arbitrator. He is here to answer your questions on all aspects of family law. Write to him at bsiegel@nathenssiegel.com

Q: What are retained earnings?

In accounting, retained earnings refers to the portion of net income which is retained...

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Ask a Divorce Lawyer: How to Avoid Holiday Disputes

Posted December 19, 2011 | 12/19/11 12:04 PM ET

Every year it seems that nothing causes as much conflict as Christmas access disputes.
In talking with clients, I learn that even when the couple was an intact family there was
trouble during the holiday season. "Do we go to your parents' or mine this year?" "For how...

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Ontario's Integrated Domestic Violence Court Safeguards Women's Rights

Posted December 12, 2011 | 12/12/11 11:24 PM ET

Brahm D. Siegel is a Toronto family law and divorce lawyer, mediator and arbitrator. He will answer your questions on all aspects of family law. Write to him at bsiegel@nathenssiegel.com.

With last week's anniversary of the Dec. 6 massacre still fresh in our minds, I can think of no better...

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Is Divorce Getting Nicer?

Posted December 5, 2011 | 12/05/11 12:33 AM ET

Brahm Siegel is a Toronto family law and divorce lawyer, mediator and arbitrator. He is here to answer your questions on all aspects of family law. Write to him at bsiegel@nathenssiegel.com.

Someone recently sent me an article in the New York Times called "The Good Divorce" (Oct. 28,...

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We're Not Married -- Do We Need a Cohabitation Agreement?

Posted November 28, 2011 | 11/28/11 09:06 AM ET

Brahm Siegel is a Toronto family law and divorce lawyer, mediator and arbitrator. He will answer your questions on all aspects of family law. Write to him at bsiegel@nathenssiegel.com.

Q: In your last column you mentioned something called a "cohabitation agreement." Can you explain what this is and why I...

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Ask a Divorce Lawyer: What Is a Beneficial Interest in Property?

Posted November 21, 2011 | 11/21/11 12:19 AM ET

Brahm Siegel is a Toronto family law and divorce lawyer, mediator and arbitrator. He will answer your questions on all aspects of family law. Write to him at bsiegel@nathenssiegel.com.

Q: Can you explain the difference between a "legal" interest in property vs. a "beneficial" one? My lawyer has mentioned this...

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What Kind of Divorce Client Are You?

Posted November 14, 2011 | 11/14/11 12:39 AM ET

Brahm Siegel is a Toronto family law and divorce lawyer, mediator and arbitrator. He will answer your questions on all aspects of family law. Write to him at bsiegel@nathenssiegel.com.

Magnet Holders and Dust Collectors
Even though I've had over a thousand clients so far in my career, they are...

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Ask a Divorce Lawyer

Posted November 7, 2011 | 11/07/11 12:04 AM ET

Brahm Siegel is a Toronto family law and divorce lawyer, mediator and arbitrator. Starting this week he will answer your questions on all aspects of family law. Write to him at bsiegel@nathenssiegel.com.

I am very excited about this column. For years family, friends and clients have been urging me to...

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