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Decree of Nullity

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A decree of nullity is a court order that has the effect of saying that there is no legal marriage between the parties, even though a marriage ceremony has taken place. Essentially, it is a finding that the marriage was void. A court is empowered to issue such an order pursuant to section 51 Family […]

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Spousal Maintenance

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Separation from a partner can be difficult and challenging. It also comes with added financial stress and uncertainty. In some circumstances, a spouse might be entitled to a spousal maintenance order. What is a spousal maintenance order?   The courts have the power to make an order requiring one spouse to maintain the other spouse […]