Paternity

Who is the father? The determination of paternity is a necessary and material step in the establishment of the obligation to support a child. Unlike support and custody, which can change with different circumstances, the issue of paternity is a biological fact and a...

Child Support

Child support is a fact of life when a marriage breaks down and there are children involved. One of the recent areas of concern in family court is whether a parent must support an adult child who repudiates the relationship between them. One of the more common areas...

Spouses and Family Law

In family law, there are two kinds of relationships which create legal rights and obligations between spouses, married relationships and common law relationships. In order for such rights and obligations to arise between common law spouses, the spouses must have been...

Parental Responsibility

Parents beware! You may be liable to pay for property damage caused by your child. Consider this scenario. When you are away at work on weekends, you usually have your 18 year old daughter babysit your 15 year old son so that he does not get into trouble. That...