Cohabitation agreements make asset division, support easier upon split

Common-law couples could make their lives easier by drafting up simple cohabitation agreements, which Toronto family lawyer Elinor Shinehoft calls an incredibly underutilized tool. “It’s a written instrument that allows the common-law couple to determine certain ways of dealing with issues on the breakdown of a relationship,” Shinehoft, principal of Toronto family and personal injury firm, Shinehoft Law, tells AdvocateDaily.com.…

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Collaborative Law Can Diffuse Volatile Family Law Cases

Collaborative law can be an effective way to handle high-conflict cases of separation and divorce, including those involving domestic violence and substance abuse, says Toronto family lawyer Elinor Shinehoft. While many people believe collaborative divorce, which involves interest-based negotiations, is only available to ex-spouses who still get along, it can also be used in highly…

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