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Divorce and children

Unlike their parents living in common-law relationships, children born out of wedlock are protected by the civil laws of Quebec, and in the same way as a child from a married or civilly united couple. Thus, the legislature does not discriminate against children with regard to their parents’ obligation to support them. Making the decision …

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Parental alienation: Letting your emotions take over

We’ve all heard it at least once, “If I ever get divorced I’ll do the best for my children and I won’t let them be affected by the divorce. I will never leave the other parent out!” Unfortunately, too often this is not the case. Divorce and separation are synonymous with bad times and for …

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Family residence in divorce or separation

There are several things to discuss in a divorce.  First of all, there are the children, their well-being, the division of the goods of the parties and the management of their expenses. One of the important assets is the family residence. The family residence is part of the family patrimony for married couples and, unless …

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Family Patrimony

Since 1 July 1989, a law establishing the family patrimony has entered into force in order to promote economic equality between married couples and, since 2002, between couples in civil union. Essentially this law created the family patrimony which consists of property belonging to either of the parties or to the two (2) parties and …

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Common-Law Partners an Exposed Status

Marriage and civil union are the two unions recognized in Quebec civil law. Therefore, spouses who choose to live together without formal union, will not have rights under the Civil Code of Quebec. The de facto union does not establish any particular legal status between the two spouses. However, there are several laws that grant …

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Alimentary Pension

What Happens to the Needs of Children During a Divorce or a Separation? When there is a separation of divorce where children are involved, often financial issues arise and cause disputes between the parents. Support payments, payable by one parent to another, are based on the gross income of both parents. Alimony is also payable for …

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Entente de cohabitation des conjoints de faits

De plus en plus  les couples décident de vivre ensemble plutôt que de se marier. En fait, le pourcentage des couples qui vivent en cohabitation dépasse ceux qui se marient. Ce genre de ménage ( conjoint de faits ) a tellement augmenté qu’il surpasse les familles monoparentales. En amour, les couples ne pensent pas, lorsqu’ils débutent …

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Summer: Holiday time for everyone?

For the great happiness of most people, the summer season is finally present!  Thus, this seasonal arrival brings with it several elements which we had almost forgotten the existence: the sun, holidays and the joy of spending time outside.  This sudden impression of freedom brings with it a lot of inconveniences, especially when people live …

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Pre-Purchase Inspection is it Necessary?

Know that when buying a property, the buyer must be careful and diligent. In the Civil Code of Québec, Parliament has provided for a legal guarantee of the seller whose objective is to protect the buyers of any hidden defects. In order for this guarantee to be claimed in the courts, if there are latent …

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Labour Law in Quebec

Labor law in Quebec is governed by two main laws: the Act respecting labor standards and the Act respecting occupational health and labor.  These two laws have different fields of application, but aim at the same goal, that is to say, to provide each employee working in the province of Quebec with safe and decent …

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Incorporation of a company and drafting of a contract

Incorporation of a company A federal or provincial incorporation? Azran & Associés can help you choose between the incorporation of a federal or provincial corporation.  The choice is made according to the type of activities of the future corporation and according to the places where it will do business. Which name to choose? Choosing a …

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