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A restraining order is a court order that limits what a person can do in any way the family court thinks is appropriate to your situation. The order might limit where a person can go, or who they can contact or communicate with. For example, it can say one or more of these things:

  • your partner cannot come within 500 metres of you and your children
  • your partner cannot talk to or contact you or your children except through an agency or another person
  • your partner cannot come within 500 metres of your home and work
Title: retainer
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The cost of hiring a lawyer privately. A lawyer usually requires a retainer fee to be paid before they begin working on your case.

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A rented place to live where the residents can get at least 2 care services, most of them are at least 65 years old, and there are at least 6 residents (not counting anyone related to the landlord). Retirement homes are considered care homes, and people who pay rent there are tenants. They are also covered by many other rules in a law called the Retirement Homes Act.

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Retroactive support is child support or spousal support that you should have received before you started your court case, but did not get.

Title: RRSP
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A Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) is a special account you can use to save money for your retirement. It is sometimes also called an RSP or Retirement Savings Plan.

You might get some tax benefits by saving money in this type of account. There are also rules you must follow to put money in the account. 

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