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Friday, 15 July 2011 20:57

Income Tax Act & Family Law: Part III

This is part 3 in a series of 3 articles.  Click here for Part 1 and Part 2.Property Transfers Between SpousesParts I and II of these blogs dealt with support issues, but income tax issues also affect property transfers between spouses.  Often separated spouses will transfer property as part of a negotiated settlement or to satisfy an equalization payment.   This blog discusses two different tax consequences of transferring property. Rollover – spouses can transfer property without…
Monday, 11 July 2011 20:53

Income Tax Act & Family Law: Part II

This is part 2 in a series of 3 articles.  Click here for Part 1 and Part 3.Child Support – The May 1, 1997 DivideThe taxable status of child support is fairly straightforward under the current Income Tax Act.  The current rules provide that child support is not taxable to the recipient and, accordingly, it is not tax deductible to the payor.  That is, it is paid with after tax dollars which do not attract tax…
Friday, 01 July 2011 14:31

Domestic Violence Court Opens

As reported in the Law Times, Monday June 20, 2011, Canada’s first ever integrated domestic violence court has opened at 311 Jarvis St. Courthouse.  The Domestic Violence Court will manage domestic assault cases and provide early intervention in abusive domestic situations.  It will also enhance support for victims.  The project allows parties who have both criminal and family issues the option to have their case managed by a single judge.  This is a two year…
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