Glossary - Family Law

negotiation

In Family Law

Negotiation is the process of trying to agree with your partner. Both partners usually need to agree to something other than what they had first wanted for them to agree. You can negotiate with or without a lawyer.

net family property

In Family Law

Net family property (NFP) is how much money a married partner is worth at the end of the relationship after taking into account what they brought into the marriage.

To calculate a married partner’s NFP, usually you add together all assets minus all debts that they had on the day they separated from their partner. Then you also subtract all assets minus all debts they had on the date of marriage. Some assets or debts are treated differently in this calculation. For example, some gifts and inheritances are not included.

non-removal order

In Abuse and Family Violence, Family Law

A non-removal order is an order a court makes to prevent one or both parents from taking their child out of a specified area, for example, the country or province.

Notice of Calculation

In Family Law

A notice from the government of Ontario that tells you how much child support must be paid. This is given to people who are able to use the online Child Support Service.

Notice of Recalculation

In Family Law

A notice from the government of Ontario that tells you how much child support must now be paid. This is given to people who are able to use the online Child Support Service to change child support in their separation agreement, court order, Notice of Calculation, or Notice of Recalculation. 

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